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It’s now or never—go for it! Shillington will change your professional and creative life and you come out of it a very skilled and confident designer, ready to tackle the design world.

Senior Visual Designer, Sephora

Jaira Adlawan

What were you up to before Shillington? Why did you decide to study design? 

I was an account and project manager for creative agencies in Melbourne and London—wishing I was a Designer! 

I’ve always wanted to do something creative, but never thought I’d actually be capable of it and feared failing at it. I’ve worked with designers my whole professional life and always envied their jobs. In 2015, I wanted to stop envying and start doing. After some research, I found Shillington. Shillington’s curriculum was exactly what I was after. I’ve read fantastic reviews and the graduate portfolios I’ve seen have been really impressive, so it was a no brainer for me! That summer I left London’s miserable winter and went back to Melbourne to dedicate three months of blood, sweat and tears to becoming the graphic designer I wanted to be. Shillington really was the best investment I made for my career.

Who were your Shillington teachers and what were the biggest lessons they taught you?

My teachers were Chris and Wayne! The biggest lesson they taught me was to thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail and learn the hot keys!Get those ideas out on a piece of paper before jumping straight to the computer. I still do sketches to this day and still keep learning new hot key shortcuts. Thanks Chris and Wayne 

What would you say to someone who’s thinking about studying at Shillington, but skeptical they could change careers?

I would say, it’s now or never—go for it! It will change your professional and creative life and you come out of it a very skilled and confident designer, ready to tackle the design world. It’s honestly the best decision I made for my career, and no joke, I still thank the universe everyday, that I get to do what I love everyday. And it couldn’t have happened without Shillington!

Anything else you’d like to share?

I hope to one day share my knowledge and experience with other students at Shillington. Thanks again guys, I’m forever grateful to Shillington, that I get to live the creative career that I’ve dreamed of. It’s opened up so many opportunities for me and I absolutely love being a forever learner and creative person. 

Visit Jaira’s website and read her full interview on the blog.

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Jaira Adlawan
Senior Visual Designer, Sephora

It’s now or never—go for it! Shillington will change your professional and creative life and you come out of it a very skilled and confident designer, ready to tackle the design world.

Senior Visual Designer, Sephora

Jaira Adlawan

What were you up to before Shillington? Why did you decide to study design? 

I was an account and project manager for creative agencies in Melbourne and London—wishing I was a Designer! 

I’ve always wanted to do something creative, but never thought I’d actually be capable of it and feared failing at it. I’ve worked with designers my whole professional life and always envied their jobs. In 2015, I wanted to stop envying and start doing. After some research, I found Shillington. Shillington’s curriculum was exactly what I was after. I’ve read fantastic reviews and the graduate portfolios I’ve seen have been really impressive, so it was a no brainer for me! That summer I left London’s miserable winter and went back to Melbourne to dedicate three months of blood, sweat and tears to becoming the graphic designer I wanted to be. Shillington really was the best investment I made for my career.

Who were your Shillington teachers and what were the biggest lessons they taught you?

My teachers were Chris and Wayne! The biggest lesson they taught me was to thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail and learn the hot keys!Get those ideas out on a piece of paper before jumping straight to the computer. I still do sketches to this day and still keep learning new hot key shortcuts. Thanks Chris and Wayne 

What would you say to someone who’s thinking about studying at Shillington, but skeptical they could change careers?

I would say, it’s now or never—go for it! It will change your professional and creative life and you come out of it a very skilled and confident designer, ready to tackle the design world. It’s honestly the best decision I made for my career, and no joke, I still thank the universe everyday, that I get to do what I love everyday. And it couldn’t have happened without Shillington!

Anything else you’d like to share?

I hope to one day share my knowledge and experience with other students at Shillington. Thanks again guys, I’m forever grateful to Shillington, that I get to live the creative career that I’ve dreamed of. It’s opened up so many opportunities for me and I absolutely love being a forever learner and creative person. 

Visit Jaira’s website and read her full interview on the blog.

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