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I love cheerleading people in their creative journeys, everyone has such a unique human experience and it’s so exciting to see that expressed and played out in the world of Design.
Marketing & Communications Assistant
Marketing and Communications Assistant Eden Lim has hopped around on a diverse career journey since completing her design degree. She helped build terrarium start-up Little Succers from the dirt up in its early days, designed school year books for Rockstar Memoirs, and even had a stint with UAC assessing university applications. This role with Shillington is her dream job! It’s the ultimate culmination of all the jobs she’s tried and loved and she can’t wait to help continue to inspire and enable creative individuals to pursue their dream careers.
What do you love about design?
I love that design can transform something that seems so small and insignificant and amplify it into an amazing, colourful expression of human experience. I love the feeling of being delighted by the cleverness of the creative mind. When a design outcome is able to present a facet of your life you never thought to look at in that way.
Why do you enjoy working in design education?
I’ve always loved being a creative cheerleader, highlighting and encouraging the sparks in others. I find it so satisfying to think that I will be working in such a purpose driven industry, to help transform and inspire the lives of future creative individuals.
What keeps you busy outside of Shillington?
When I’m not being a cave mushroom, holed up in my room spending countless hours getting the fengshui right in my heavily mortgaged house in Animal Crossing, you can find me filling my brain with random foodie knowledge (click here for a constant favourite). And when I make the shift from cerebral pursuits to the outdoors, I love to take coastal walks, run after fluffy dogs and stare into rock pools trying to find chubby starfish.
What or who are you loving right now?
I can’t get enough of seals at the moment, there’s something about their blubbery amorphous form that just brings me the greatest joy at any given point in the day. Send me a GIF, video, or a sticker – I will accept them all. Aside from that I’ve been listening to a planty podcast called “Completely Arbortrary.” From imposter trees to squirrel discourse, it’s a delightful soundbite to casually listen to on a stroll through the city or commute home.
If you were a typeface, what would you be?
I would be Georgia, but only in lower case. There’s something light and understated about her elegance. Although small, she seems zen and quietly confident within herself, and that’s something I aspire to be in all aspects of life.
What’s your favourite blog?
At the moment I’ve been loving the Diet Prada Instagram, their focus on calling out creative exploitation and plagiarism is blatant, bold and punchy. It’s so cool to see the grassroots studios and small creatives out there that have involuntarily (grr) been the basis of inspiration for major brands, projects and runway level releases. It proves that you don’t have to be a big name to have big ideas and that creativity has a reach that transcends trendy brands and popular culture.