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Sarah McHugh

Sarah McHugh is the Director of Shillington United Kingdom. An award-winning graphic designer, she has worked in large and small design studios, as well in-house at Urban Splash over the last 14 years. Working client-side with studios such as North, LOVE, B&W Studio, Magnetic North and Uniform. Sarah has extensive experience in book design and has a particular interest in print and material processes.

What do you love about design?

I love being creative, a good challenge, problem solving, working with typography, working across lots of different platforms. Every day is different!

Why do you teach?

I love the energy and passion our students have for design. They have such interesting stories and backgrounds, I find them a massive inspiration everyday.

Tell us about your career outside of Shillington.

Before joining the Shillington I was working as a Senior Designer within an in house design team in Manchester. Prior to that I was freelancing and working in design studios in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

What or who are you loving right now?

I am really inspired by print techniques, materials and experimental formats, so I’m loving the work of London based studio MadeThought and Studio Small.

If you were a typeface what would you be?

Scandia—approachable, open and friendly.

What’s your favourite blog?

It’s Nice That.

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