Learn from designers with industry expertise.
I love meeting so many incredible people from different backgrounds and helping them kickstart creative careers.
Andrew Shillington is the Founder of Shillington Education, which he started in 1997 after struggling to find industry-ready designers to hire at his creative studio. During the last 20+ years, Andrew has led Shillington to expand across three continents, revolutionising design education and transforming the lives and careers of 6000+ graduates.
What do you love about design?
There’s no right or wrong answer. Design takes risks.
What inspired you to start Shillington?
When I was running a graphic design studio, I interviewed a lot of fresh graduates who had wonderful attitudes, were driven and had the desire to learn—but they didn’t have the skills the industry requires. So we decided to create a course that was relevant to real-world needs and prepared graduates to land a job.
What do you love most about Shillington?
I love meeting so many incredible people from different backgrounds and helping them kickstart creative careers. I love our Graduate Exhibitions—seeing the students’ joy at their hard-earned achievements, the friendships made, and the end result, all those amazing portfolios of work.
I also love working with and learning from our talented and passionate teachers. I’m a lucky man to have such a wonderful job and have so many inspiring people around me every day.
If you were a typeface what would you be?
Tungsten, by Hoefler & Co. It gets straight to the point.