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I felt prepared coming out of Shillington and felt like my portfolio was stronger than people who had gotten undergraduate degrees in graphic design.
Designer at Wayfair
Christina Capetola studied at Shillington New York
What were your favourite aspects of the course?
My favorite aspect of the course was how invested you get in graphic design. I started noticing every subway ad I walked by and critiqued every magazine that got delivered. The teachers are also really devoted to the course and they push you to produce the best work possible.
Can you offer some tips to students on how they can excel in the course and was there anything you wish you knew just starting out?
Don’t get discouraged. There may be times when you want to quit, but just remember it will be worth it in the end because you will have a kick-ass portfolio! Also, when you graduate don’t feel rushed to get a job. Wait for the right fit because it will come!
Do you think the skills you learned during the course prepared you for the design industry?
I felt prepared coming out of Shillington and felt like my portfolio was stronger than people who had gotten undergraduate degrees in graphic design. Another thing that I learned is it is okay to not know everything about the programs as soon as you graduate. When you get a design job, you will continue to learn a tremendous amount in the first couple of weeks. Portfolio week also prepared me for stressful days in the design industry.