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I love meeting so many incredible people from different backgrounds and helping them kickstart creative careers.

Founder & CEO
Global

Andrew Shillington

Andrew Shillington is the Founder & CEO of Shillington Education, which he started in 1997 after struggling to find industry-ready designers to hire at his creative studio. During the last 20+ years, Andrew has led Shillington to expand across three continents, revolutionising design education and transforming the lives and careers of 6000+ graduates.

What do you love about design?

There’s no right or wrong answer. Design takes risks.

What inspired you to start Shillington?

When I was running a graphic design studio, I interviewed a lot of fresh graduates who had wonderful attitudes, were driven and had the desire to learn—but they didn’t have the skills the industry requires. So we decided to create a course that was relevant to real-world needs and prepared graduates to land a job.

What do you love most about Shillington?

I love meeting so many incredible people from different backgrounds and helping them kickstart creative careers. I love our Graduate Exhibitions—seeing the students’ joy at their hard-earned achievements, the friendships made, and the end result, all those amazing portfolios of work.

I also love working with and learning from our talented and passionate teachers. I’m a lucky man to have such a wonderful job and have so many inspiring people around me every day.

If you were a typeface what would you be?

Tungsten, by Hoefler & Co. It gets straight to the point.

Andrew Shillington
Global

Anthony Wood
Global

Clare Terry
Australia

Shanti Sparrow
Northern Hemisphere

Andy Judd
United Kingdom

Kieryn Humphries
Australia

John Palowski
Manchester

Chris Norman
Melbourne

Emily Comfort
New York

Sydney Ligouri
New York

George Simkin
London

Fiona Martin
Online

Mehul Patel
Manchester

Rich Tucker
London

Spencer Harrison
Melbourne

Frankie Young
Brisbane

Wayne Smith
Melbourne

Adam Busby
Brisbane

Alice Lo
Sydney

Jimmy Muldoon
New York

Nikita Prokhorov
New York

Nick Smith
Manchester

Dave Bird
Manchester

Hilary Archer
London

Ed Cornish
London

Alana Cowan
New York

Julie Stinson
Sydney

Mitch Reyes
Brisbane

Jack Trotman
London

Nick Bailey
Brisbane

Johnny Boardman
London

Shrenik Ganatra
New York

Olivia Chen
Sydney

Marcea Decker
New York

Kim Melvin
Melbourne

Emma Tobin
London

Sam Jacobs
New York

Katie Mihailovits
London

Rachel Broaders
Online

Missy Dempsey
Sydney

Mark Ellis
London

Lovish Saini
Manchester

Cathy Sison
New York

Michael Zhang
New York

Deepa Shanbhag
New York

Maddy Ritchie
Sydney

Tim King
Sydney

Natalia Zuluaga
London

Róisín Lowe
Melbourne

Thiago Eichner
New York

Sara Mazzoni
Global

Dina Shirin
Global

Oli Stevenson
Global

Amy Gardner
Global

Clay Allison
United Kingdom

Alex Daley
United States

Ella Shillington
Australia

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