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Design is so much more than just aesthetics. It is the stories and messages we impart and surround ourselves with.

Course Content Manager
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Karin Harvey

Karin Harvey’s career has spanned a diverse range of disciplines and clients. From branding, print and environmental design at award winning design studios such as SWD, for large multinational advertising agencies such as Havas, as well as exhibition and publication design within the cultural arts sector for The Museum of Sydney and Sydney Living Museums. She has also run her own successful freelance business, working on branding, digital, print and environmental design for a broad range of clients.

Knowing that at its core design is really about communication and problem solving, she is passionate about design education, firmly believing that designers play an important role as potential agents of change. Design is so much more than just aesthetics. It is the stories and messages we impart and surround ourselves with.

What do you love about design?

That at its heart it is about communicating. That is about problem solving. That as designers we play an important role as potential agents of change. Design is so much more than just aesthetics. It is the stories and messages we impart and surround ourselves with.

Why do you teach?

It is immensely rewarding to be part of someone’s journey to achieve their dream. Being a teacher allows you to look at design again with fresh eyes. The student’s enthusiasm and passion are contagious.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

I have worked in boutique design studios, within the advertising and broadcast industries and for the cultural arts sector in such institutions as the The Museum of Sydney and The Historic Houses Trust of NSW. For the last few years I have run my own freelance business.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Brandon Grotesque is the font I would want to be. Functional with a warm touch and a distinctive elegance. I wish!

What’s your favourite blog?

So many to choose from, but I love that womenofgraphicdesign is helping to reduce the disparity between male and female representation in design.

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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