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Annette Dennis

Annette Dennis is a graphic designer and creative director specialising in branding, visual identity, and editorial design. Annette has global experience across a broad range of sectors, having lived and worked both the UK and US over the last ten years before returning to Australia.

In 2017 Annette founded the Melbourne-based independent publishing imprint Dossier Industries, producing tactile and engaging printed literature on a wide variety of subjects through both commissioned and self-initiated work.

What do you love about design?

I see design as visual problem solving, and I enjoy the process of solving those problems with creative thinking. Every client brief is different which means no project is ever the same.

Why do you teach?

I love learning and find that in helping others learn, I learn a lot myself.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

For the past 14 years I’ve worked in both small agencies and larger ones, in Australia, the UK and the US. Alongside my commercial projects I run my own experimental publishing imprint, I believe self initiated work adds a valuable dimension to a designers practice.

What or who are you loving right now?

Anything Benjamin Critton or Fraser Muggeridge does.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

It depends what day of the week it is, most days probably Gerstner Programm: old school and no fluff.

What’s your favourite blog?

Have to mention It’s Nice That, for all round interesting design articles and news. Also, Fonts in Use, they have an extensive collection of references including fonts that have not been digitised. I can easily lose a few days on that site. For more tangible design references, I love books of any kind, particularly old ones.

Andrew Shillington
Founder, Global

Anthony Wood
CEO, Global

Clare Terry
Director, Australia

Natalia Zuluaga
Director of Operations, Global

John Palowski
Head of Course Content, Global

Chris Norman
Head, Online

Cathy Sison
Head, New York

Jack Trotman
Head, London

Clay Allison
Head of Experience, Global

Alex Daley
Experience Lead, Northern Hemisphere

Ella Shillington
Experience Manager, Australia

Meg Bathard
Experience Assistant, London

Andy Dion
Experience Assistant, New York

Sara Mazzoni
Head of Marketing—Mat Leave, Global

Laura Carrick
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Oli Stevenson
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Dina Shirin
Course Advisor, Global

Kym Rohman
Lead Teacher, London

George Simkin
Lead Teacher, London

Kim Melvin
Lead Teacher, New York

Tim King
Lead Teacher, Australia

Dahlia Ishak
Lead Teacher, Online

Thiago Eichner
Lead Teacher, Online

Annette Dennis
Lead Teacher, Online

Nick Smith
Course Content Creator, Global

Shrenik Ganatra
Course Content Creator & Teacher, New York

Dan Wilson
Teacher & Special Projects, London

Rich Tucker
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Spencer Harrison
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Amy Prus
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Andy Judd
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Wayne Smith
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Justin Carey
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Adam Busby
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Marssaié Jordan
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Bonnie Eichelberger
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Dave Bird
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Alessia Mazzarella
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Hilary Archer
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Laura Moore
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Tina Victoria Afshar
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Mitch Reyes
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Olivia Chen
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Mags Straatman
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Elena Passeggi
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Tessa Canon
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Nathan Millard
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Jaimee-Lee Field
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Emily Comfort
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Emma Clark
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Heather Walker
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Sarah Napier
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Anna Meyer
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