Clay Allison

Managing Director

Clay, hailing from Leicester in the English midlands, started his journey in Graphic Design at Leeds Metropolitan. Over a decade since, he's left his mark in galleries and more predominately—Creative Education. Joining Shillington nine years ago as a Studio Assistant, Clay's ascent culminated in his current role as Managing Director and is incredibly inspired to drive Shillington's mission along with his dedicated team on a daily basis. He is passionate about changing the current climate of design education and ensuring anybody can be a designer or creative regardless of qualification or background.


"I am immensely proud of Shillington’s mission. I’ve seen over 500+ students graduate Shillington, and to this day—the pride I feel when I see their names out in the industry or when they land a job hasn’t changed one bit."