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I teach because I want to enable the next generation of designers to unlock their creativity and apply it to meaningful causes.

Lead Teacher
London

Jack Trotman

What do you love about design?

Design is a bit like a super-power, it can be used for good or bad. I love it when it is used to make a difference.

Why do you teach?

Now, more than ever, design has the potential to change the world for the better. I teach because I want to enable the next generation of designers to unlock their creativity and apply it to meaningful causes. We have a responsibility as designers to do the right thing, but this is preceded by thinking the right thing.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

I’ve been working in design since 2012. Throughout my career so far, I’ve worked in publishing, the built environment, architecture, interiors, music, film, furniture and art. I’ve seen my skills change and develop as well as my taste. The one thing that remains the same are my moral values. I believe in positive, multi-sensory design and use a creative approach that balances structure with play.

Structure means appropriate planning, clear communication, confident direction and good management of both time and budget.

Play means listening and learning from collaborators and clients, testing ideas, bold and brave decision making, turning constraints into creativity and taking pride in the work I do.

What or who are you loving right now?

Playground, a Paris-based studio who are not afraid to make things fun. Lovers, a London-based creative collective who have the freedom to work solely on the projects they love. Assemble, this lot need no introduction, always relevant and exciting. Europa, check out what they did at Station Road, design that can bring a smile to your face.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Terrified! Who knows what someone might make me say…

What’s your favourite blog?

At the moment I feel that WePresent is probably one of the most representative blogs around—it’s such a good read.

Andrew Shillington
Founder, Global

Anthony Wood
Managing Director, Global

Clare Terry
Director, Australia

Shanti Sparrow
Director of Teaching, Global

Natalia Zuluaga
DesignOps & Teacher, Global

Sydney Ligouri
Head, New York

John Palowski
Head of Course Content, Global

Chris Norman
Head of Online, Global

Clay Allison
Head of Experience, Global

Alex Daley
Experience Manager, United States

Ella Shillington
Experience Manager, Australia

Meg Bathard
Experience Assistant, United Kingdom

Sara Mazzoni
Head of Marketing & Communications, Global

Oli Stevenson
Marketing & Communications Lead, Global

Eden Lim
Marketing & Communications Assistant, Australia

Laura Walton
Marketing & Communications Assistant, New York

George Simkin
Lead Teacher, London

Kim Melvin
Lead Teacher, New York

Nick Smith
Lead Teacher, United Kingdom

Jack Trotman
Lead Teacher, London

Cathy Sison
Lead Teacher, Online

Nick Bailey
Lead Teacher, Brisbane

Mehul Patel
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Rich Tucker
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Spencer Harrison
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Amy Prus
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Maja Cule
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Frankie Young
Teacher & Special Projects, Online

Andy Judd
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Jamie Lawson
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Wayne Smith
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Lizzie Curtis
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Adam Busby
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Jimmy Muldoon
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Alan Barba
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Bonnie Eichelberger
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Dan Wilson
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Maaya Lad
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Dave Bird
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Hilary Archer
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Tina Victoria Afshar
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Simon Wiltshire
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Mitch Reyes
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Mary Faber
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Fiona Martin
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Gabrielle White
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Johnny Boardman
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Olivia Chen
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Tessa Canon
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Nathan Millard
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Jaimee-Lee Field
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