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Design turns the mundane into something that’s visually stimulating, making even a walk to the corner shop interesting.

Experience Manager
United Kingdom

Clay Allison

Upon graduating in Leeds, Clay Allison worked as a creative arts technician in further education, and has also worked in galleries and event curation across the grey English Midlands. Clay also has a passion for photography—and loves the act of bringing life’s mundane ‘non-events’ into light, and turning them into something that has purpose and meaning. He has also worked for online music and culture magazine Far Out. Clay loves seeing a student’s journey and post-Shillington job progression—though from meeting them for the first time all the way through to their first design role.

What do you love about design?

It serves a great purpose, allowing us to live our lives. It’s everything around us. Design turns the mundane into something that’s visually stimulating, making even a walk to the corner shop interesting.

Why do you enjoy working in design education?

I love that way it allows me to meet people from so many different walks of life, the conversations I have with them wanting to learn about Design, the backgrounds they’re leaving behind and the enthusiasm they show in wanting to change their careers.

What keeps you busy outside of Shillington?

Keeping away from things that don’t gouge my eyes out with excitement.

What or who are you loving right now?

Ed Templeton—a hero in every aspect of the word.

If you were a typeface what would you be?

FS Hackney—it does the job and it just happens to be the best area in London.

What’s your favourite blog?

BOOOOOM.

Andrew Shillington
Founder & CEO, Global

Anthony Wood
Managing Director, Global

Clare Terry
Director, Australia

Shanti Sparrow
Director of Teaching, Global

Andy Judd
Head, United Kingdom

Sydney Ligouri
Head, New York

John Palowski
Head of Course Content, Global

Chris Norman
Lead Course Content, Southern Hemisphere

Clay Allison
Experience Manager, United Kingdom

Alex Daley
Experience Manager, United States

Ella Shillington
Experience Manager, Australia

Sara Mazzoni
Head of Marketing & Communications, Global

Oli Stevenson
Marketing & Communications Lead, Global

Eden Lim
Marketing & Communications Assistant, Australia

George Simkin
Lead Teacher, London

Fiona Martin
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Tia Queen
Graphic Design Teacher, Brisbane

Mehul Patel
Graphic Design Teacher, Manchester

Spencer Harrison
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Amy Prus
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Maja Cule
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Frankie Young
Graphic Design Teacher, Brisbane

Lizzie Curtis
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Jamie Lawson
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Wayne Smith
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Adam Busby
Graphic Design Teacher, Brisbane

Jimmy Muldoon
Teacher & Special Projects, New York

Alan Barba
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Bonnie Eichelberger
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Nick Smith
Lead Teacher, United Kingdom

Maaya Lad
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Dave Bird
Graphic Design Teacher, Manchester

Hilary Archer
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Tina Victoria Afshar
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Ed Cornish
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Simon Wiltshire
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Mitch Reyes
Graphic Design Teacher, Brisbane

Jack Trotman
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Mary Faber
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Jen Hall
Graphic Design Teacher, Brisbane

Nick Bailey
Graphic Design Teacher, Brisbane

Johnny Boardman
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Shrenik Ganatra
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Olivia Chen
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Kody Pangburn
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Kim Melvin
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Emma Tobin
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Annette Dennis
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Katie Mihailovits
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Rachel Broaders
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Missy Dempsey
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Mark Ellis
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Claire Hamilton
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Lovish Saini
Graphic Design Teacher, Manchester

Cathy Sison
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Michael Zhang
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Benny Hinman
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Deepa Shanbhag
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Tim King
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Natalia Zuluaga
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Kym Rohman
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Róisín Lowe
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Thiago Eichner
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Tessa Canon
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Nathan Millard
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Jaimee-Lee Field
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

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