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My creativity is thriving and seems to be intensifying if anything. Amidst the stress, the critiques, and the fast nature of Shillington’s course I found my style—something I’d been trying to attain for years.
Freelance Graphic Designer
What were you up to before Shillington?
Prior to life at Shillington I completed a Bachelor of Arts at Monash, and I was pretty dissatisfied by the whole thing. I did it because I had no idea what I wanted to do. After my degree I avoided my uncertain reality by going overseas for four months.
Why did you choose Shillington?
The reason Shillington stood out was the intensive option, I could not fathom returning to uni only to be drip-fed information over the course of another three years. How could I not go for a course the length of just three MONTHS.
Did you have any previous experience? How did the course build your skill set?
I’d been painting ever since I was a child, I was well versed in traditional oil painting. Shillington broke a lot of my ideals when it comes to art-making, it was incredibly difficult for me to understand the value of simple design—especially when everything I’d done was detailed and took months to complete. I’m still adjusting to this, I see improvements as time wears on for sure. However something I couldn’t do prior to Shillington was devise my own compositions, I always copied the Masters.
What’s your #1 piece of advice for a new Shillington student?
Give in and give entirely, especially if you’re doing the intensive course, don’t let anything else pull your focus.