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I have never felt more creative than when I’m teaching. There is something very special about a group of enthusiastic like-minded people coming together every day to live and breathe design.

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Shanti Sparrow

Shanti Sparrow is an award winning graphic designer, illustrator and educator with a decade of experience in independent, boutique and agency environments. Her approach to design is recognisably bold and she specialises as a conceptual designer. As an illustrator, Shanti has published multiple children’s books, collaborated to produce limited edition products and exhibited internationally.

What do you love about design?

I love that as a designer every day is different. When I’m designing I never get bored because each brief is a new challenge and requires a unique solution. I particularly enjoy the conceptual phase of design. I really love playing with words, taglines and aesthetics to find creative ways to communicate a message.

Why do you teach?

I have never felt more creative than when I’m teaching. There is something very special about a group of enthusiastic like-minded people coming together every day to live and breathe design. I am continually inspired and amazed. It’s also incredibly rewarding to watch a students journey from passionate onlooker to fierce designer.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

Before Shillington I was art directing in a boutique studio in Sydney called Bug Communication. I specialised in not-for-profit conceptual design and appeal branding. Some of my favourite clients include Red Cross, UNHCR, NBCF and Greenpeace.

I am currently both a freelance designer and illustrator. I illustrate technicolour creatures and animals and have been published in Australia and internationally as greeting cards, children’s books and even as a colouring book.

What or who are you loving right now?

I’m loving the use of flaring neon colours and illustrated branding. I have also got a fascination with rebellious designs that break all the rules, but somehow still look amazing.

If you were a typeface what would you be?

Aleo. I love a slab serif and I too identify as a bit of a hybrid personality.

What’s your favourite blog?

For design I enjoy searching through the Trendlist and seeing the emerging patterns and styles. It’s a fantastic resource that helps you isolate and categorise design techniques. For general inspiration and interest I love the TED Blog.

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