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To be honest, I wouldn’t teach just anywhere—it’s the Shillington approach that I love.

Graphic Design Teacher
Brisbane

Tia Queen

What do you love about design?

Design for me is an opportunity to find the best solution for a problem and to transform an idea into something that’s both functional and lovable! I enjoy the biggest challenge of design: distilling complex ideas into their most simple and honest form.

Why do you teach?

To be honest, I wouldn’t teach just anywhere—it’s the Shillington approach that I love. We operate the classroom like a design studio, focusing on positive culture, design thinking and the most up to date technical skills to our industry. I love the challenge of showing people where to look—not how to see—in order to bring out their individual best. I also love being surrounded by passionate and talented junior designers (my students) and some of the best senior designers and art directors (my colleagues).

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

Outside of Shillington I run a small business as a freelance Senior Designer / Art Director. I’m also Vice Chair of the AGDA Queensland branch, where my mission is to engage, connect, celebrate and grow the Queensland design community.

What or who are you loving right now?

I can’t get enough of the local design community! Everywhere I look someone is doing something creative and inspiring—be it out in the open or behind the scenes—and I love getting to know their stories.

If you were a typeface what would you be?

Wingdings. They’re silly ☺, honest ☜, and kind ♡… but nevertheless a dingbat ◕‿◕.

What’s your favourite blog?

Brand New is brilliant for their in-depth studies (and subsequent passionate comments section!) of new branding projects and redesigns. Honourable mentions go to Typewolf for their delicious web typography, 99U for their insights into the day-to-day life of designers, and InDesignSecrets for their next-level-geek tips and tricks!

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Anthony Wood
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Sarah McHugh
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Clare Terry
Australia

Laura Weldon
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Karin Harvey
Global

Shanti Sparrow
New York

John Palowski
Manchester

Rebecca Hulme
Melbourne

Jess Waal
New York

Andy Judd
London

Saxon Campbell
New York

Fiona Martin
London

Ben Longden
London

Tia Queen
Brisbane

Ed Baptist
Manchester

To be honest, I wouldn’t teach just anywhere—it’s the Shillington approach that I love.

Graphic Design Teacher
Brisbane

Tia Queen

What do you love about design?

Design for me is an opportunity to find the best solution for a problem and to transform an idea into something that’s both functional and lovable! I enjoy the biggest challenge of design: distilling complex ideas into their most simple and honest form.

Why do you teach?

To be honest, I wouldn’t teach just anywhere—it’s the Shillington approach that I love. We operate the classroom like a design studio, focusing on positive culture, design thinking and the most up to date technical skills to our industry. I love the challenge of showing people where to look—not how to see—in order to bring out their individual best. I also love being surrounded by passionate and talented junior designers (my students) and some of the best senior designers and art directors (my colleagues).

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

Outside of Shillington I run a small business as a freelance Senior Designer / Art Director. I’m also Vice Chair of the AGDA Queensland branch, where my mission is to engage, connect, celebrate and grow the Queensland design community.

What or who are you loving right now?

I can’t get enough of the local design community! Everywhere I look someone is doing something creative and inspiring—be it out in the open or behind the scenes—and I love getting to know their stories.

If you were a typeface what would you be?

Wingdings. They’re silly ☺, honest ☜, and kind ♡… but nevertheless a dingbat ◕‿◕.

What’s your favourite blog?

Brand New is brilliant for their in-depth studies (and subsequent passionate comments section!) of new branding projects and redesigns. Honourable mentions go to Typewolf for their delicious web typography, 99U for their insights into the day-to-day life of designers, and InDesignSecrets for their next-level-geek tips and tricks!

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Brisbane

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Melbourne

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Melbourne

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Manchester

Amy Prus
London

George Simkin
London

Lucy Wells
Melbourne

Sam Wilson
Sydney

Wayne Smith
Melbourne

Adam Busby
Brisbane

Emma Stokes
London

Rich Tucker
London

Alice Lo
Sydney

Jimmy Muldoon
New York

Robin Cameron
New York

Nikita Prokhorov
New York

Alan Barba
New York

Sydney Ligouri
New York

Nick Smith
Manchester

Dina Hany
Sydney

Emily Comfort
New York

Dave Bird
Manchester

Hilary Archer
London

Alana Cowan
New York

Julie Stinson
Sydney

Adam Cohen
New York

Nick Bailey
Brisbane

Johnny Boardman
Sydney

Olivia Chen
Sydney

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Kerry Neesam
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New York

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Dina Shirin
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United States

Ella Shillington
Australia

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