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I love meeting so many incredible people from different backgrounds and helping them kickstart creative careers.

Founder & CEO
Global

Andrew Shillington

Andrew Shillington is the Founder & CEO of Shillington Education, which he started in 1997 after struggling to find industry-ready designers to hire at his creative studio. During the last 20+ years, Andrew has led Shillington to expand across three continents, revolutionising design education and transforming the lives and careers of 6000+ graduates.

What do you love about design?

There’s no right or wrong answer. Design takes risks.

What inspired you to start Shillington?

When I was running a graphic design studio, I interviewed a lot of fresh graduates who had wonderful attitudes, were driven and had the desire to learn—but they didn’t have the skills the industry requires. So we decided to create a course that was relevant to real-world needs and prepared graduates to land a job.

What do you love most about Shillington?

I love meeting so many incredible people from different backgrounds and helping them kickstart creative careers. I love our Graduate Exhibitions—seeing the students’ joy at their hard-earned achievements, the friendships made, and the end result, all those amazing portfolios of work.

I also love working with and learning from our talented and passionate teachers. I’m a lucky man to have such a wonderful job and have so many inspiring people around me every day.

If you were a typeface what would you be?

Tungsten, by Hoefler & Co. It gets straight to the point.

Andrew Shillington
Global

Anthony Wood
Global

Clare Terry
Australia

Laura Weldon
Global

Karin Harvey
Global

Shanti Sparrow
New York

John Palowski
Manchester

Andy Judd
London

Saxon Campbell
New York

Tia Queen
Brisbane

Ed Baptist
Manchester

Chris Norman
Melbourne

Kieryn Humphries
Melbourne

Mehul Patel
Manchester

Shelby Guergis
London

Rich Tucker
London

Spencer Harrison
Melbourne

Amy Prus
London

Andy Lester
London

Ellie Dobbie
London

George Simkin
London

Maja Cule
New York

Frankie Young
Brisbane

Sam Wilson
Sydney

Wayne Smith
Melbourne

Adam Busby
Brisbane

Alice Lo
Sydney

Jimmy Muldoon
New York

Nikita Prokhorov
New York

Alan Barba
New York

Sydney Ligouri
New York

Nick Smith
Manchester

Emily Comfort
New York

Dave Bird
Manchester

Hilary Archer
London

Alana Cowan
New York

Julie Stinson
Sydney

Mitch Reyes
Brisbane

Nick Bailey
Brisbane

Johnny Boardman
Sydney

Olivia Chen
Sydney

Marcea Decker
New York

Kerry Neesam
London

Sam Jacobs
New York

Katie Mihailovits
London

Laura Darby
London

Rachel Broaders
London

Missy Dempsey
Sydney

Mark Ellis
London

Cathy Sison
New York

Justine Braisted
New York

Michael Zhang
New York

Alice Riley
London

Deepa Shanbhag
New York

Charly Tudor
Manchester

Maddy Ritchie
Sydney

Natalia Zuluaga
London

Bec Humphrey
Brisbane

Róisín Lowe
Melbourne

Sara Mazzoni
Global

Dina Shirin
Global

Oli Stevenson
Global

Amy Gardner
Global

Clay Allison
United Kingdom

Alex Daley
United States

Ella Shillington
Australia

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