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I love teaching because it’s a way of sharing an experience that is personal, useful and impactful.

Graphic Design Teacher
New York

Alana Cowan

What do you love about design?

Everything—I love everything about design. I love how it energizes me in all its forms, from theater set design to chocolate packaging. I love how design informs, delights, directs and influences us, often in ways we don’t even know or perceive, but always feel.

Why do you teach?

I teach because I love learning on all levels. There is nothing more gratifying than when the light of recognition goes off, whether that’s in a student or in myself, in that moment of teaching.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

My career has taken me to, and through, many visual disciplines. Most recently I worked in the healthcare advertising space as an Art Director and Designer. Before that I had my own design firm as well as a wedding photography business. Early on, right out of school, I worked at Pentagram, Landor and the AIGA.

What or who are you loving right now?

As I love design in all its forms, I’m most recently obsessed with Es Devlin who approaches her work very much with what I would consider to be design thinking. And I am continuously inspired by my friend Richars Meza who creates from a deep joy of discovery that is contagious. This is my favorite project of his.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Meta by Erik Spiekermann. This font includes both a Serif and a Sans, as well as two other versions (Correspondence and Headline). I like to say yes, and this font says yes to every and all possibilities and experiences.

What’s your favourite blog?

But Does It Float, The Cool Hunter, Jocelyn K. Glei

Andrew Shillington
Global

Anthony Wood
Global

Sarah McHugh
United Kingdom

Clare Terry
Australia

Laura Weldon
Global

Karin Harvey
Global

Shanti Sparrow
New York

John Palowski
Manchester

Rebecca Hulme
Melbourne

Jess Waal
New York

Andy Judd
London

Saxon Campbell
New York

Fiona Martin
London

Tia Queen
Brisbane

Ed Baptist
Manchester

Chris Norman
Melbourne

Kieryn Humphries
Brisbane

Becc Sharrock
Melbourne

Spencer Harrison
Melbourne

Martin Power
Manchester

Amy Prus
London

George Simkin
London

Lucy Wells
Melbourne

Sam Wilson
Sydney

Wayne Smith
Melbourne

Adam Busby
Brisbane

Rich Tucker
London

Alice Lo
Sydney

Jimmy Muldoon
New York

Robin Cameron
New York

Nikita Prokhorov
New York

Alan Barba
New York

Sydney Ligouri
New York

Nick Smith
Manchester

Dina Hany
Sydney

Emily Comfort
New York

Dave Bird
Manchester

Hilary Archer
London

Alana Cowan
New York

Julie Stinson
Sydney

I love teaching because it’s a way of sharing an experience that is personal, useful and impactful.

Graphic Design Teacher
New York

Alana Cowan

What do you love about design?

Everything—I love everything about design. I love how it energizes me in all its forms, from theater set design to chocolate packaging. I love how design informs, delights, directs and influences us, often in ways we don’t even know or perceive, but always feel.

Why do you teach?

I teach because I love learning on all levels. There is nothing more gratifying than when the light of recognition goes off, whether that’s in a student or in myself, in that moment of teaching.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

My career has taken me to, and through, many visual disciplines. Most recently I worked in the healthcare advertising space as an Art Director and Designer. Before that I had my own design firm as well as a wedding photography business. Early on, right out of school, I worked at Pentagram, Landor and the AIGA.

What or who are you loving right now?

As I love design in all its forms, I’m most recently obsessed with Es Devlin who approaches her work very much with what I would consider to be design thinking. And I am continuously inspired by my friend Richars Meza who creates from a deep joy of discovery that is contagious. This is my favorite project of his.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Meta by Erik Spiekermann. This font includes both a Serif and a Sans, as well as two other versions (Correspondence and Headline). I like to say yes, and this font says yes to every and all possibilities and experiences.

What’s your favourite blog?

But Does It Float, The Cool Hunter, Jocelyn K. Glei

Nick Bailey
Brisbane

Johnny Boardman
Sydney

Olivia Chen
Sydney

Marcea Decker
New York

Kerry Neesam
London

Ed Allanby
London

Champa Lo
New York

Magda Ksiezak
Melbourne

Meredith Wallis
New York

Katie Mihailovits
London

Laura Darby
London

Sara Mazzoni
Global

Dina Shirin
Global

Oliver Stevenson
Global

Clay Allison
United Kingdom

Alex Daley
United States

Ella Shillington
Australia

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