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I have made it a daily commitment to design something a day and this has not only helped me to perfect the skills learned at Shillington but to learn exactly what type of graphic design I’d like to specialize in.

Freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer

Seyi Ogunlade

Seyi Ogunlade studied at Shillington New York

What drew you to study design? 

I have always been in love with the arts but never esteemed myself as artistic compared to those around me so I quickly removed art school from my list of possibilities from an early age. However, my passion only grew and taking up photography did not help in any way to attenuate this. In fact, it only drew me to graphic design. I started to stalk graphic designers and research what this multi-faceted profession was all about. But it was only after my first gruelling year as a fresh nurse out of school that I started considering a drastic career change.

Why did you decide to study at the New York campus?

I chose New York City because of my love for the city and it’s the hub for graphic design so I thought why not? Being in New York was surreal and being in Shillington was even more surreal. It was like having two experiences for the price of one. I met amazing people, including the teachers and learnt so much.

Any advice to those considering studying at Shillington?

If you desire a comprehensive and fast-paced route into the graphic design world, then Shillington is definitely for you. Don’t let your fears and doubts stop you. Just do it!

What keeps you busy?

When I’m not behind the lens of a camera, or in front of a desktop screen, I am in the gym, writing, practicing some illustrations, traveling or eating out with friends.  

Are you currently working on any projects?

I am impassioned with working with people, learning and using my different media of art to convey, share and give expression to their stories. To this end, I am currently working on multiple photographic projects focused on key themes that are currently raising questions or causing upheaval amongst the majority and suffering within the minority—beauty and mental health for example.

Read the rest of Seyi’s Shillington Story on the blog and check out her website and Instagram for her latest projects.

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