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I didn’t want a traditional college experience, I wanted something as practical and real-life as possible. Shillington teaches by doing, and I really believe that is the best way.
Senior UX Designer, Checkout.com
Emily Campos studied at Shillington New York
What were you up to before Shillington?
Before Shillington, I finished my Bachelors degree in Psychology, and started working in Marketing at a hi-tech start-up. I hoped I could combine my passion for people with my fascination in hi-tech, and so I decided on graphic design, and found Shillington. Going into the course I was still skeptical that I could be a designer, because I never sketched or painted, and that’s what I always thought graphic design was about. I didn’t think I’d really grow to become so passionate about it.
You moved from Tel Aviv to NYC to become a UX/UI designer. Why did you choose Shillington over other courses?
I did my research when choosing a school, and from the get-go Shillington really stood out. If I was going to completely pause my life for three months, it had to be worth it. All the schools I looked into promised to teach the same concepts, but the way Shillington went about it really stood out to me. I didn’t want a traditional college experience, I wanted something as practical and real-life as possible. Shillington teaches by doing, and I really believe that is the best way.
How has Shillington’s holistic approach to design education helped you in this new role?
It’s impossible to learn everything there is to know about design in 3 months, just like it’s impossible to learn everything in a 4 year degree. In this field, with the ever-changing design trends and new technology, we are always learning.
What I loved about Shillington is that it gave me a great basis in design thinking, color theory, branding, typography, and digital design, to go out and confidently dive into something deeper on my own. At my new job, when I’m faced with something I haven’t done before, I don’t have to doubt whether I’ll be able to do it.
What part of the Shillington journey did you enjoy the most and why?
I really loved the professional environment Shillington created. It really mimicked a day at work, the strict timing, the fast paced projects, the multitasking. It made the whole experience much more practical, and applicable to everyday life in the field.