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I just love people, really. Design of course, but people first. Getting along-side them, encouraging them to be the best that they can be.

Graphic Design Teacher
Sydney

Julie Stinson

What do you love about design?

This quote from Paula Scher sums it up for me, “It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.”

I feel that this is my career! Mistakes that have helped me grow. Skills that I developed from re-assessing how I could improve. I love seeing a design concept go through refinement to become the simplest solution to a problem. That is so satisfying. I love that ‘aha’ moment in the end admiring that solution.

Why do you teach?

I just love people, really. Design of course, but people first. Getting along-side them, encouraging them to be the best that they can be. And I love seeing them grow, trying new things and nailing them!

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

My beginnings were in museum work. There was that time I worked for a printing house in Western Sydney—which did help fuel my love for all things print—apart from this I can pretty much say that I was hooked starting from my three-month (unpaid) internship fresh from design school. I had a desire to be a part of the storytelling from our rich cultural history here in Sydney—whether it was from the Great Depression through Susannah Place Museum, or celebrating the 50s style and fashion through the Fifties Fair, or commemorating the 100 years of Vaucluse House being open for the public to enjoy—every brief is diverse and has unique challenges. I now love working with the talented scientists and creative teams at the Australian Museum where I’ve learned fact from fiction about Tyrannosaurs, met with Gadigal Elders to help tell significant cultural stories in an Aboriginal voice through the GADI exhibition, and learned that minerals are not rocks! The most wonderful thing is working as part of a collaborative and supportive design studio—much like at Shillington—all sharing in the creative process.

What or who are you loving right now?

My family (hopefully, everyday)! Colourful, patterned illustration design by Tom Abbiss Smith, Alphabet Studio’s work, training at my local gym, especially in Les Mills RPM!

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Brandon Grotesque, practical and warm.

What’s your favourite blog?

Can’t go past It’s nice that for all-round inspo.

Andrew Shillington
Global

Anthony Wood
Global

Sarah McHugh
United Kingdom

Clare Terry
Australia

Laura Weldon
Global

Karin Harvey
Global

Shanti Sparrow
New York

John Palowski
Manchester

Rebecca Hulme
Melbourne

Jess Waal
New York

Andy Judd
London

Saxon Campbell
New York

Fiona Martin
London

Tia Queen
Brisbane

Ed Baptist
Manchester

Chris Norman
Melbourne

Kieryn Humphries
Brisbane

Becc Sharrock
Melbourne

Spencer Harrison
Melbourne

Martin Power
Manchester

Amy Prus
London

George Simkin
London

Lucy Wells
Melbourne

Sam Wilson
Sydney

Wayne Smith
Melbourne

Adam Busby
Brisbane

Rich Tucker
London

Alice Lo
Sydney

Jimmy Muldoon
New York

Robin Cameron
New York

Nikita Prokhorov
New York

Alan Barba
New York

Sydney Ligouri
New York

Nick Smith
Manchester

Dina Hany
Sydney

Emily Comfort
New York

Dave Bird
Manchester

Hilary Archer
London

Alana Cowan
New York

Julie Stinson
Sydney

I just love people, really. Design of course, but people first. Getting along-side them, encouraging them to be the best that they can be.

Graphic Design Teacher
Sydney

Julie Stinson

What do you love about design?

This quote from Paula Scher sums it up for me, “It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.”

I feel that this is my career! Mistakes that have helped me grow. Skills that I developed from re-assessing how I could improve. I love seeing a design concept go through refinement to become the simplest solution to a problem. That is so satisfying. I love that ‘aha’ moment in the end admiring that solution.

Why do you teach?

I just love people, really. Design of course, but people first. Getting along-side them, encouraging them to be the best that they can be. And I love seeing them grow, trying new things and nailing them!

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

My beginnings were in museum work. There was that time I worked for a printing house in Western Sydney—which did help fuel my love for all things print—apart from this I can pretty much say that I was hooked starting from my three-month (unpaid) internship fresh from design school. I had a desire to be a part of the storytelling from our rich cultural history here in Sydney—whether it was from the Great Depression through Susannah Place Museum, or celebrating the 50s style and fashion through the Fifties Fair, or commemorating the 100 years of Vaucluse House being open for the public to enjoy—every brief is diverse and has unique challenges. I now love working with the talented scientists and creative teams at the Australian Museum where I’ve learned fact from fiction about Tyrannosaurs, met with Gadigal Elders to help tell significant cultural stories in an Aboriginal voice through the GADI exhibition, and learned that minerals are not rocks! The most wonderful thing is working as part of a collaborative and supportive design studio—much like at Shillington—all sharing in the creative process.

What or who are you loving right now?

My family (hopefully, everyday)! Colourful, patterned illustration design by Tom Abbiss Smith, Alphabet Studio’s work, training at my local gym, especially in Les Mills RPM!

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Brandon Grotesque, practical and warm.

What’s your favourite blog?

Can’t go past It’s nice that for all-round inspo.

Nick Bailey
Brisbane

Johnny Boardman
Sydney

Olivia Chen
Sydney

Marcea Decker
New York

Kerry Neesam
London

Ed Allanby
London

Champa Lo
New York

Magda Ksiezak
Melbourne

Meredith Wallis
New York

Katie Mihailovits
London

Laura Darby
London

Sara Mazzoni
Global

Dina Shirin
Global

Oliver Stevenson
Global

Clay Allison
United Kingdom

Alex Daley
United States

Ella Shillington
Australia

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