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Graphic Design Teacher
Brisbane

Bec Humphrey

Bec Humphrey started her creative adventure in 2001 studying design in both Sydney and Brisbane after which she moved to Auckland for 5 years. During that time she built up her experience in print and digital, in-house and agency-side working with corporate, retail and fashion clients on branding, campaign and e-commerce projects. From there, it was a 2-year stint in Toronto within a boutique marketing group, pushing corporate clients into creative places (plus many camping trips on weekends!). She then moved to Melbourne as a freelancer and was eventually persuaded into a permanent conceptual designer role at Leo Burnett working with fashion clients, alongside some branding and campaign work for Spirit of Tasmania and Victoria Uni. Bec’s 15 years of experience and passion for mentorship made Shillington a natural next step and she has been loving the change and challenge full-time teaching has brought to her career.

What do you love about design?

I love that it’s structured art, the science of design combined with the beauty of creativity, where the left and the right brain meet, it’s awesome.

Why do you teach?

I wanted to teach to inspire and be inspired. After many years in the design industry, I felt that it was time to pass on some of that hard-earned knowledge and in return see the amazing creativity and new point of view that comes from fresh eyes.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

I’ve worked in a couple of countries (NZ, CAN, AUS) in-house and agency side in marketing, advertising, corporate, branding and mainly in the fashion industry. Most recently I’ve been delving into content creation upping my styling and photography skills for social media use.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Gotham, it’s a cool, calm, classic sans serif that stands by itself if needed but works really well with others. Nice well-rounded font with confident quietness.

What’s your favourite blog?

I love interior design, so The Design Files is my daily go-to.

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