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Shillington taught me the value of concept-driven design and how important it is to be intentional with every element within a project.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Miranda Mayne

Why Shillington? 

I was just out of high school and looking for direction and growth. I had been freelancing for a year and I knew my work wasn’t where I wanted it to be, but I knew university wasn’t getting me where I wanted to go. I was really looking for something a little more structured to the real world, something that could push me creatively as well as prepare me for the industry.

I was really impressed with how Shillington structured their course and how they based their teaching style on real-life briefs. The class was set up like a real-life studio and we were treated more like junior designers than students.

How did the course build your skill set?

I had some design experience going into the course, but I was mostly self-taught so I still felt like I didn’t know a whole lot. Google and design blogs were my best friends!

I think the course gave me a solid foundation in design, and having that foundation made me more confident in making design decisions and approaching briefs. Shillington taught me the value of concept-driven design and how important it is to be intentional with every element within a project.

What do you love about being a designer?

Design is such a beautiful and powerful thing! It’s so hard to put into words how passionate I feel about it, but I think the thing I love most about being a designer is how much you can say with so little. I struggle to verbally communicate things sometimes, so the ability to communicate visually is a gift I will always cherish.

After studying at Shillington, I think my perspective changed more than anything. I am much more of a confident designer, because I have a solid foundation in design. Shillington has made me realise how far I have to go, but at the same time how capable I am to get there.

Visit Miranda’s website, check out her Desktop profile after winning the 2015 Emerging Talent Award and read her full interview on the blog.

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Shillington taught me the value of concept-driven design and how important it is to be intentional with every element within a project.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Miranda Mayne

Why Shillington? 

I was just out of high school and looking for direction and growth. I had been freelancing for a year and I knew my work wasn’t where I wanted it to be, but I knew university wasn’t getting me where I wanted to go. I was really looking for something a little more structured to the real world, something that could push me creatively as well as prepare me for the industry.

I was really impressed with how Shillington structured their course and how they based their teaching style on real-life briefs. The class was set up like a real-life studio and we were treated more like junior designers than students.

How did the course build your skill set?

I had some design experience going into the course, but I was mostly self-taught so I still felt like I didn’t know a whole lot. Google and design blogs were my best friends!

I think the course gave me a solid foundation in design, and having that foundation made me more confident in making design decisions and approaching briefs. Shillington taught me the value of concept-driven design and how important it is to be intentional with every element within a project.

What do you love about being a designer?

Design is such a beautiful and powerful thing! It’s so hard to put into words how passionate I feel about it, but I think the thing I love most about being a designer is how much you can say with so little. I struggle to verbally communicate things sometimes, so the ability to communicate visually is a gift I will always cherish.

After studying at Shillington, I think my perspective changed more than anything. I am much more of a confident designer, because I have a solid foundation in design. Shillington has made me realise how far I have to go, but at the same time how capable I am to get there.

Visit Miranda’s website, check out her Desktop profile after winning the 2015 Emerging Talent Award and read her full interview on the blog.

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