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Leila Bartholet studied at Shillington New York
While studying at Pitzer College, you fell in love with design after being a part of the design team for the literary arts magazine at the school. What made you decide to study at Shillington a year later?
I saw the grad portfolios and was impressed. On top of that, I didn’t read one bad review. I will say it was spontaneous, but I’m so glad I decided on Shillington.
What #1 piece of advice can you offer to a new student starting at Shillington?
Look at good design as much as you can. If you like Instagram, flood your feed with your favorite designers or studios.
How is your experience working at Chandelier Creative so far?
Working at Chandelier has been such a great experience. The other creatives are young and energetic. My bosses and mentors are truly inspiring and I have already learned so much from their years of experience. My routine changes daily, depending on where we are in production, but you can usually find me creating campaign concepts, designing print or social media assets or mocking up product designs
What do you love about being a designer?
Being creative and working with other creatives is such a privilege. I also love that Chandelier has let me work on projects that I care about and can cause political change, like the Planned Parenthood Gala and Downtown for Democracy social campaign.