Hear straight from our graduates.
After one or two days in class, I knew I had made a valuable decision.
Designer, Big Idea
What’s your typical day like as a designer?
Some days can entirely be spent laying out material like annual reports or infographics, while others might involve juggling a variety of projects ranging from logo or icon design to posters or website landing pages. Ultimately, it’s busy but very rewarding to have the responsibility and creative freedom that comes with a smaller team.
Why did you choose Shillington?
I chose Shillington because I wanted to have a solid understanding of graphic design. I wanted to learn concepts that I didn’t get from my four-year technical graphics degree and going back to college for any amount of time just didn’t feel like an ideal option. I researched graduate portfolios and was impressed with what I saw. I hoped I would emerge a competent designer with at least a handful of friends in the industry and I acquired much more than that.
What was the best thing about the course? What was the biggest lesson you learned?
The best thing for me besides learning graphic design from the ground up was acquiring the ability to present the material in an impactful way. Shillington did a powerful job in introducing this way of thinking which has assisted me both personally and professionally.
What would you say to someone in the industry who’s sceptical of the course?
I’d say Shillington was the best decision I made in pursuing graphic design, particularly considering the timeframe of the course. After one or two days in class, I knew I had made a valuable decision. No small part was due to my passionate group of teachers who I enjoyed thoroughly.