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I’m passionate about design and people. I’ve always wanted to make a positive impact on design in my career

Graphic Design Teacher
London

Laura Darby

What do you love about design?

Puzzle Solving. Design navigates most of our lives, from the clothes we wear, the places we eat and even the places we choose to live. Design is a way of life which I revel in, discovering new ideas and possibilities to help people is what makes this job the best job in the world. Unless you’re looking after cats on a Greek island…that’s pretty good too.

Why do you teach?

I’m passionate about design and people. I’ve always wanted to make a positive impact on design in my career, I feel teaching is where I would be most effective. I really enjoy watching people develop their skills and ideas, realising that they are capable of creating anything and everything!

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

I have been working in the industry for 5 years. Having graduated from university in 2013, I spent 2 years interning and freelancing for a variety of studios in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Brighton.

I have been working at Studio Makgill in Brighton for 3 years and continue to work at the studio part-time. Having worked predominantly in branding and identity, I also enjoy working in packaging and exhibition design.

What or who are you loving right now?

There are so many! HORT, OK-RM, COMMISSION, Made ThoughtManual to name a few!

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

OPTI Romana

What’s your favourite blog?

It’s Nice That

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

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

I’m passionate about design and people. I’ve always wanted to make a positive impact on design in my career

Graphic Design Teacher
London

Laura Darby

What do you love about design?

Puzzle Solving. Design navigates most of our lives, from the clothes we wear, the places we eat and even the places we choose to live. Design is a way of life which I revel in, discovering new ideas and possibilities to help people is what makes this job the best job in the world. Unless you’re looking after cats on a Greek island…that’s pretty good too.

Why do you teach?

I’m passionate about design and people. I’ve always wanted to make a positive impact on design in my career, I feel teaching is where I would be most effective. I really enjoy watching people develop their skills and ideas, realising that they are capable of creating anything and everything!

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

I have been working in the industry for 5 years. Having graduated from university in 2013, I spent 2 years interning and freelancing for a variety of studios in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Brighton.

I have been working at Studio Makgill in Brighton for 3 years and continue to work at the studio part-time. Having worked predominantly in branding and identity, I also enjoy working in packaging and exhibition design.

What or who are you loving right now?

There are so many! HORT, OK-RM, COMMISSION, Made ThoughtManual to name a few!

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

OPTI Romana

What’s your favourite blog?

It’s Nice That

Dina Shirin
Global

Oliver Stevenson
Global

Clay Allison
United Kingdom

Alex Daley
United States

Ella Shillington
Australia

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