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Through the course, I receive a lot of support and guidance from the teachers; Shillington prepared me to work in the real world. It’s the best course and the best investment in my opinion.
Creative Fellow at Rare with Google
How did you learn about Shillington? How did the design course stand out from the rest?
I believe I saw the Shillington ad from IG and Frankie Magazine. Then I checked on the website and I saw the works of the Shillington students. Their work stands out, it’s legit and it amazed me.The course duration isn’t long, and it suits me who wants to change a career path. Most importantly, it’s affordable.
After graduating Shillington, you landed the Creative Fellowship at Rare with Google! Can you tell us more about that and how that happened?
I had a story similar to the new graduate. I finished Shillington in December 2020, and I was looking for a full-time job. I had a few interviews, but unfortunately, I didn’t land a job because I had less experience, which is fair enough. I felt frustrated and saw the advertisement of the Creative Fellowship Program from Rare on Google’s Instagram account. It was the last day before the application closed, so I applied. They were looking for a diverse background of underrepresented emerging creative people who had just started their careers and had less experience. They will be selected to work in-house at Google for eight months. The selected fellows will have a chance to work with the specialists, have a mentor and work on real projects during the program.
This year, they had selected 16 fellows working across The US, the UK and Australia teams, and I’m one of the four fellows in Australia. It’s a fantastic program and it has changed my life; not only I’ll learn and gain experience as a designer, but also it’s made me believe in myself again. I’ve made a great friendship with other fellows who live across the globe during this program. How wonderful is it!
What was the part-time course like? Did you make any lasting connections with your classmates?
The part-time course was intense, but you have time for working and doing your assignment. You will have more time to produce your best work during your portfolio, but I recommend taking that time off from my experience. I have made a lasting connection with my classmates; even though we didn’t have a chance to meet in real life, we still keep in touch online and we organise meet-ups once in a while.
What would you say to someone who is feeling a bit skeptical about the Shillington course?
The best way to know it is to try it out, but first, you have to ask yourself what you want to be and what you want to learn. What are the other conditions you need to consider? From my experience, Shillington answered all my considerations, and it works. Shillington prepared me to work in the real world. It’s the best course and the best investment in my opinion.
If you could give one piece of advice to someone starting the part-time course at Shillington, what would it be?
Work hard, keep learning, keep practicing and ask questions. You all are in a good hand, and all the teachers will support and guide you until the end. Please don’t forget to sleep and eat well.