Hear straight from our graduates.
Don’t hesitate for a second! I am convinced that it is the most complete course to learn graphic design without studying the entire BA, and it is ideal for a career pivot.
Founder of Anecdota Studio
Why Shillington? What made our design course stand out from the rest?
Design has caught my eye for as long as I can remember. Since I was young, I have consumed original brands, objects with beautiful packaging, and books with unique editorial designs. The quality of the product or content was secondary to me. However, when choosing my career, I realized graphic design was disdained in Mexico, so I decided to study architecture, knowing that I could later migrate to any other type of design with greater ease. Throughout my studies, I began to develop a passion for Mexican branding firms and their work. The day I graduated, I dreamed about combining my enthusiasm for graphic design with my knowledge and taste for architecture. To achieve this, I did research on various courses and diplomas that would allow me to learn and work professionally as a graphic designer. When I discovered Shillington, I immediately knew that it was the right choice, the perfect school to develop the fundamentals and expertise. The duration and intensity of the course and the graduate testimonials really made it stand out from the rest, but what definitely convinced me was the promise that no two days were going to be alike, and they certainly weren’t. I graduated with a design portfolio that covered many graphic design ranges, competitive technical skills, and a sneak peek of what the professional world looked like. I could not have taken a better step to start my career as a multi-skilled graphic designer.
What were you up to before the course? Did you have any experience in design?
I had just finished my degree in architecture, but I knew that something was missing. I zeroed in on my fascination with graphic design firms, so I decided to expand my studies to work on something that genuinely moved me, leading me to New York and Shillington.
What was the course like? Did you make any lasting connections with your teachers or fellow students?
I did! One of my favorite things about the course was that I made friends from different worlds with distinct experiences and perspectives. I was able to learn from their opinion, taste, and passion, and I loved it. We also got along great as a group. Instead of competing, we would push each other forward. Every day I woke up excited about attending Shillington, which I know was motivated by my desire to be with my fellow students. I left with solid friendships, many with whom I keep in close contact. I hope it remains that way for many years to come.
What would you say to someone skeptical about the Shillington course?
Don’t hesitate for a second! I am convinced that it is the most complete course to learn graphic design without studying the entire BA, and it is ideal for a career pivot. Every brief was enriching and full of valuable lessons. To this day, I haven’t felt intimidated by any of the projects that have come to Anécdota Studio. On the contrary, thanks to Shillington and the creative process we’re taught, facing each new project is a welcome challenge. Shillington gives you a taste of what it would be like to work in the field and prepares you for the world after graduating. In addition to offering excellent training in design and technique, the relationships you create with other students are exceptional.