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I love the process, first there’s an idea, then over time it turns into this amazing thing that exists, and you are its creator.

Graphic Design Teacher
London

Ellie Dobbie

Ellie Dobbie has worked in design for 18 years, starting out at several agencies and studios across London, including Grey, TMW and M&C Saatchi. Her work focuses on branding, digital and infographics. For the past 6 years she’s been freelance and spent 2 years travelling the Americas while designing from her laptop. Her clients are mainly in the health and fitness industry, as it’s a personal interest of hers. Ellie finds teaching really inspiring and loves seeing the students progression.

What do you love about design?

I love the process, first there’s an idea, then over time it turns into this amazing thing that exists, and you are its creator.

Why do you teach?

After working solo for so long, I have a wealth of experience to share. I also love people and seeing them grow and discover new things.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

After slogging it out in various design and ad agencies across London, I went freelance 8 years ago where I specialise working within the health and fitness industry. I was lucky enough to travel the America’s for 2 years as a digital nomad.

What or who are you loving right now?

Ben Allen, he does bold graffiti and paintings that blow my mind

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Avenir Regular—spacey and clean

What’s your favourite blog?

Baubau Haus

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