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Andrew Shillington

Andrew Shillington is the Founder 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
Founder, Global

Anthony Wood
CEO, Global

John Palowski
Head of Course Content, Global

Cathy Sison
Head, New York

Jack Trotman
Head, Online

Clay Allison
Head of Experience, Global

Nick Smith
Course Content Creator, Global

Shrenik Ganatra
Course Content Creator & Teacher, New York

Alex Daley
Experience Lead, Northern Hemisphere

Kim Melvin
Lead Teacher, New York

Justin Carey
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Laura Moore
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Anna Meyer
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Sam Jacobs
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

George Simkin
Lead Teacher, London

Dan Wilson
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Mags Straatman
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Tina Victoria Afshar
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Alessia Mazzarella
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Marco Invernizzi
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Ben Anthony
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Ella Shillington
Experience Lead, Southern Hemisphere

Jaimee-Lee Field
Course Content Creator & Teacher, Online

Michelle Smalley
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Olivia Chen
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney/Warrang

Micke Lindebergh
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney/Warrang

Frankie Young
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Nathan Millard
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Elena Passeggi
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Dave Bird
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Amy Prus
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Hilary Archer
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Femi Coppi
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Dahlia Ishak
Lead Teacher, Online

Sarah Napier
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Lucy Kirkwood
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Spencer Harrison
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Nick Bailey
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Adam Busby
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

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