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It’s very rewarding to see your portfolio and design skills develop in such a short period of time, and the amazing classmates you meet are the icing on the cake.

Junior Designer, HOYTS

Graphic Design Student Testimonials: Winnie Vuong

Why Shillington? What made our design course stand out from the rest?

I was weighing up different graphic design course options and Shillington’s 3-month graphic design “boot camp” really appealed to me. The countless positive testimonials from Shillington alumni (via the Shillington website and Google reviews) also definitely had an impact on my decision to enrol.

Recently you landed a job as Junior Designer for HOYTS, congrats! How did that come about?

Thank you! A few weeks after graduating from Shillington, I saw that HOYTS was looking for a Junior Designer to join their team, so I jumped at the chance and applied. They asked me to complete a short project (where I showcased some of the design skills I picked up from Shillington), then I received the news that I had landed the role. The entire process happened pretty quickly, but I was ecstatic that I would be part of the design team for one of the largest cinema chains in Australia.

What were you up to before Shillington? Why did you take the plunge and enrol?

After being made redundant from my previous marketing role due to Covid, I didn’t have a clear direction of where my career path was headed. However, what I did know was that I really enjoyed the graphic design aspect of my marketing job because it allowed me to express myself creatively. So I looked into some graphic design courses, found out about Shillington, and the rest is history.

What would you say to someone who is skeptical about the Shillington course?

3 months may not sound like enough time to learn graphic design, but it is absolutely possible. The testimonials speak for themselves—Shillington teachers are super knowledgeable and are passionate about helping you grow as a designer, so you will be in great hands. It’s very rewarding to see your portfolio and design skills develop in such a short period of time, and the amazing classmates you meet are the icing on the cake.

Check out Winnie’s Instagram and read her full interview on the blog

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