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Managing Director
Global

Anthony Wood

Global Director Anthony Wood has worked as a senior designer at a number of leading ad agencies, from Havas Worldwide to Ogilvy&Mather. In his spare time, Anthony takes on pro-bono passion projects, such as the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival or designing for start-ups and artists.

What do you love about design?

I love that you can communicate something in an instant without even using words. That you can change peoples perceptions, solve problems and influence in a positive way. And make things look pretty along the way!

Why do you teach?

It is seriously the most satisfying job that I have had. There is something amazing about sharing your knowledge with others, opening them up to creative ways of thinking and building on the skills and knowledge they bring with them. It’s a total buzz seeing someone who couldn’t use a computer at the start of the course graduate and go on to have their dream career.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

Shillington keeps me pretty busy, but I still manage to fit in some love jobs for pro-bono clients like the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival, artist and start ups. Prior to Shillington I was working as a Senior Designer in ad agencies in London and Sydney.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

I would be Gotham. To quote from the H&FJ website … “assertive but never imposing, friendly but never folksy, confident but never aloof”.

What’s your favourite blog?

UnderConsideration.

Andrew Shillington
Global

Anthony Wood
Global

Clare Terry
Australia

Shanti Sparrow
Northern Hemisphere

Andy Judd
United Kingdom

Kieryn Humphries
Australia

Laura Weldon
Global

Karin Harvey
Global

John Palowski
Manchester

Chris Norman
Melbourne

Emily Comfort
New York

Sydney Ligouri
New York

George Simkin
London

Saxon Campbell
New York

Tia Queen
Brisbane

Ed Baptist
Manchester

Mehul Patel
Manchester

Shelby Guergis
London

Rich Tucker
London

Spencer Harrison
Melbourne

Amy Prus
London

Andy Lester
London

Ellie Dobbie
London

Maja Cule
New York

Frankie Young
Brisbane

Sam Wilson
Sydney

Wayne Smith
Melbourne

Adam Busby
Brisbane

Jimmy Muldoon
New York

Nikita Prokhorov
New York

Alan Barba
New York

Nick Smith
Manchester

Dave Bird
Manchester

Hilary Archer
London

Alana Cowan
New York

Julie Stinson
Sydney

Mitch Reyes
Brisbane

Nick Bailey
Brisbane

Johnny Boardman
Sydney

Shrenik Ganatra
New York

Olivia Chen
Sydney

Marcea Decker
New York

Kerry Neesam
London

Kim Melvin
Melbourne

Sam Jacobs
New York

Katie Mihailovits
London

Laura Darby
London

Rachel Broaders
London

Missy Dempsey
Sydney

Mark Ellis
London

Cathy Sison
New York

Justine Braisted
New York

Michael Zhang
New York

Alice Riley
London

Deepa Shanbhag
New York

Charly Tudor
Manchester

Maddy Ritchie
Sydney

Natalia Zuluaga
London

Bec Humphrey
Brisbane

Róisín Lowe
Melbourne

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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