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From day one at Shillington I was happy, happier than I’d been for a long time.
Freelance Illustrator and Designer
What were you up to before Shillington?
I was a Telecoms Engineering Manager for Ericsson
Why do you love working as an illustrator?
Simply put, it’s my dream job. It brings me so much happiness to be able to use my creativity to help people tell a story and I love how many interesting people I get to meet. I also really enjoy the huge variation from one job to the next, I get to work with so many different types of companies and I find the discovery phase of a new project really stimulating. I’ve learned about all sorts of things from dentistry to finance to veterinary surgery. And to top it all off, seeing your work published in the wild is hugely satisfying.
What would you say to someone considering studying at Shillington?
Don’t have any doubts, trust your gut and go for it. From day one at Shillington I was happy, happier than I’d been for a long time. I got to do creative things every day and talk about creative things with creative people, it was heaven. I honestly couldn’t get enough. I learned so much over those 3 months and met some fantastic people. The tutors were outstanding and I really do feel that the course was worth every penny and to top it all off, I was able to leave with a portfolio of work that was enough to get my foot in the door of the creative industry.
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