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Industry Connections

Being part of the design industry for over 25 years, we’ve forged some incredible relationships with designers and studios across the world. 

Every course, we’re excited to bring in some of our industry connections for guest lectures, industry panels, portfolio reviews and take students out to visit studios or meet recruiters.

Over the years, we’ve worked with:

Pentagram, Snask, Jessica Dimcevski, JKR, Koto, Fontfabric, Amelia Leuzzi, Right to Left Studio, ShopTalk, renald Louissant, Typeland, Human After All, For The People, Josephmark, Beci Orpin, Parsons, The Office Of Craig Oldham, Triboro, Isometric Studio, Fuse, Bulletproof, Simoul Alva, Represent, Frost*collective, Sthuthi Ramesh and more.

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Hire a Graduate

Shillington graduates are the best in the business. By the time they leave us, they already know how to work in the industry—they’ve already experienced briefs, critiques, deadlines and a studio environment on the course.

Want to hire a recent graduate? Check out our most recent Graduate Showcase to see the freshest talent to come out of our courses in New York, London, Sydney, Melbourne or Online. 

Want the right person to come to you? Post your recent openings on our dedicated graphic design jobs board to find the perfect fit for your company.

Or, if you want to chat to someone about your hiring needs and how Shillington can help, contact your closest Experience team: New York, London, Australia or Online.

Want to hire a Shillington graduate?

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Where Grads Work

Shillington graduates get jobs! We’re proud to see Shillumni working in many different roles across the design industry.

Shillington graduates have worked at Google, Apple, Porto Rocha, & Walsh, FutureBrand, Landor & Fitch, Design Bridge, Among Equals, Warner Bros, Sotheby’s, Made Thought, Big Fish, Otherway and many more studios and companies around the world.

A significant number of Shillington graduates also go on to freelance or found their own design studios.

Graduate testimonials

The quality of Shillington graduates is fantastic, especially when you consider they only studied for 3 months prior.

Anthony Donovan
Group Creative Director, Frost*collective

Do you help graduates get jobs?

Course Outcomes

Do you help graduates get jobs?

We encourage students to tackle their job hunt independently, but provide assistance along the way. During the course we make sure students are confident presenting their portfolio for future interviews. Students who give 100% to their studies are in an excellent position to land their first design job. We have a Jobs Board for employers seeking Shillington graduates and frequently share career advice on the blog.

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Do employers want graduates to have a diploma or degree?

Course Outcomes

Do employers want graduates to have a diploma or degree?

When employing a graphic designer, most employers will look at your portfolio before they look at your qualifications. Your portfolio shows the quality of your work, level of technical skill and your practical knowledge more than a certificate can. For more, read Checklist to Become an Employable Graphic Designer and What Creative Recruiters Really Think of Shillington Graduates on the blog.

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What kind of job could I get after Shillington?

Course Outcomes

What kind of job could I get after Shillington?

Shillington prepares you for a wide variety of creative careers. Upskilling in design helps you put your best foot forward on the job hunt. You could work in digital design like Louise at either a small or large agency, focus on publishing like Kelly or packaging like at a boutique studio like Roo. There’s even opportunities to take on freelance clients or even build your own business like Ina. The list is endless! Learn more about potential design careers in What is Graphic Design? or scroll through our graduates’ profiles on LinkedIn.

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Do you have connections in the design industry?

Course Outcomes

Do you have connections in the design industry?

Yes. All of our teachers are practising graphic designers and we regularly welcome industry guest lecturers to share insights and experience. Check out industry connections and our Industry Interviews on the blog.

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