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Shillington had given me the tools to become a successful designer in a real world environment.
Designer, Watermark Studio
Were you in the creative field before coming to Shillington?
Before Shillington I attended a local community college in central Virginia, where I completed the two year design program, along with an internship at a small branding studio for a summer.
How did the Shillington course build your skill set?
After I completed community college, I knew that I wanted to be a designer but didn’t feel prepared to enter the professional world. I had some of the basics, but I didn’t have a deep understanding of many of the principals I would come to learn. I enrolled in Shillington with a desire to learn more about the current industry and to leave with a strong foundation that I could build upon. After graduating from the full-time course in New York, I landed my first in-house job within a month.
Shillington had given me the tools to become a successful designer in a real-world environment. I had a fluent understanding of Adobe programs and the ability to work under pressure and timelines.
If you could give one piece of advice to someone starting at Shillington, what would it be?
To trust the Shillington process and not be intimidated by a lack of knowledge about the tools or principles of design.