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This course isn’t a walk in the park, and that’s a really good thing.

Concept Creative, ANDPEOPLE Australia

Alexander Wu-Kim

What were you up to before Shillington?

Before Shillington, I was at an agency that specialised in social media marketing called Society for roughly around three years. Working as a strategist there, I primarily looked over paid social, native advertising and content campaigns for NSW Government. In the latter half of the year I switched jobs and moved into a Digital Marketing Manager role at a fashion label called Local Supply. It was a great change for me personally, as it was a position I always wanted, being more fashion related. It was here that I really began to harness my design skills. 

Why did you choose Shillington?

There were a number of reasons. For one, the college fit into my schedule the best in terms of the type of courses available. As I work full-time, studying part-time was the only option for me. At the same time, I knew that I needed to be in a classroom environment where I can interact with fellow students and most importantly, the teachers. I knew back then, and even more now, that this time would be priceless. I’m no expert in all the other courses out there, but from what I remember, no other college offered such a comprehensive course catered for full-time workers. Having had a look at the course as well, it seemed really comprehensive in terms of what it covered and what you get out of it. With both those ticked off my checklist, I didn’t even think twice, I put my deposit down.

What was your favourite Shillington brief? 

I loved every brief in my portfolio for different reasons, but if I had to pick just one, it would have to be the homework brief. We were asked to create the branding – which included the identity and packaging – of a new beverage. The structure of the homework brief itself helped the creative process, being put into a number of different stages – from initial concepts, brand story, to my design direction, and so on. I decided to do a Korean Soju called ‘Ijji-Ma’, I won’t bore you with all the details here (you can see it on my website though), but I got to say, it was one of the most rewarding but challenging briefs I did. 

What’s your advice for someone considering studying at Shillington?

Well first and foremost, make sure you know what you’re in for. And by no means do I say that in a bad way! This course isn’t a walk in the park, and that’s a really good thing. It will challenge you, it will test your resolve, it will ask for your commitment, but at the end of it all you will come out being capable of doing things you could never imagine possible. That’s what makes it all worth it. 

Visit Alexander’s website and read his full interview on the blog.

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