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What I enjoy most about working in design education is making a tangible effect in student experiences and seeing growth in skill and spirit

Experience Assistant
New York

Andy Dion

Experience Assistant Andy Dion has worked as a writer for various arts and culture publications and tutored an international cohort. These experiences nurtured a thoughtful approach towards students and appreciation for art and texts. In his spare time, he enjoys writing music and poetry, exploring the city by foot and bicycle and watching as many movies as possible.

What do you love about design?

I love design’s subjectivity— how no two people feel the same about a design. Design is a means to identifying ourselves, while also finding ourselves through it.

Why do you enjoy working in design education?

What I enjoy most about working in design education is making a tangible effect in student experiences and seeing growth in skill and spirit. It’s a huge plus to witness incredible and inspiring creative work!

What keeps you busy outside of Shillington?

Outside of Shillington, I enjoy writing music and poetry. I love exploring the city by running and biking. I’m also slowly becoming a huge literary/film nerd and finding new stories to immerse myself in all the time. I often express my appreciation for these works by designing and printing bootleg t-shirts.

What or who are you loving right now?

I am a big fan of bootleg t-shirt designers such as Jesse Feinman, who made super cool designs immortalizing poet Richard Brautigan and legendary DJ Frankie Knuckles. Musically, LA’s Provoker and Sade have been taking up most of my ear-space lately.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Goth Ball Crap. It is a rather bubbly, modern rendition on a timeless gothic style. I am a scorpio, so I’m sure that plays a small role in why I identify with gothic fonts. This particular font speaks to me because it leaves some room for versatility in tone. Who wouldn’t want some stylistic leeway while also being so eyecatching?

What’s your favourite blog?

I dig Fonts in Use because it gives some history on fonts and reveals just how versatile some applications of font really can be.


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