Hear straight from our graduates.
The fact that the full time course is only 3 months might be hard to get your head around but when you see the standard of student work and understand how each day is structured, it starts to make more sense.
Graphic Designer, Ignite Online
What were you up to before Shillington? Why did you take the plunge and enrol?
Before Shillington I worked in Marketing for two years and never really enjoyed what I was doing. I wanted to be creative, but never really had an outlet and didn’t know how to use any of the programs. I think I just assumed it was all too hard. Luckily I got to know the programs a bit in my job, began experimenting with illustrations and typography in my spare time and very quickly realised that I wanted to be a graphic designer.
I remember going to an Info Session at Shillington and realising that it was right for me. Being largely self taught, I knew that there was a lot that I needed to learn, but I also felt that I was ready to take on briefs and really push myself creatively. Shillington seemed to provide a good balance of the fundamentals and theory, and also creativity and practicality.
What were your teachers and classmates like?
My teachers and classmates were awesome. Over the 3 months, we all became really close and we all kind of worked together and pushed each other to get to the end result. Everyone had different interests and styles and it was really cool to see that in everyone’s work.
What would you say to someone who is sceptical about the Shillington course?
Go to an Info Session, ask some questions and see if it’s for you. The fact that the full time course is only 3 months might be hard to get your head around but when you see the standard of student work and understand how each day is structured, it starts to make more sense. Each day you are putting into practice what you learn and constantly building on that.