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Studying design massively changed my life for the better. Knowing what a huge difference it made to me personally, it’s incredibly rewarding to now have the opportunity to inspire and motivate others to achieve their own personal goals and ambitions.

Graphic Design Teacher
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Carl McBride

Originally from West Yorkshire and now based in Manchester, Carl is a designer with over 5 years experience specialising in branding, digital and interactive design. A previous graduate of Shillington, Carl studied the part-time course hoping to kick-start start his design career. He had previously studied illustration at university but soon after began working in and managing bars in the city. Being someone who has always needed a creative outlet he knew it was time for a change and that’s where Shillington came in. Soon after graduating, Carl found a job within the industry and has since worked at agencies across Manchester. Now a teacher of the online course, Carl is excited to inspire others and help them find their own foothold within the world of design.

What do you love about design?
I love that design can be wherever you look and provides the opportunity to keep on learning new things all the time.

Why do you enjoy working in design education?
Studying design massively changed my life for the better. Knowing what a huge difference it made to me personally, it’s incredibly rewarding to now have the opportunity to inspire and motivate others to achieve their own personal goals and ambitions.

What keeps you busy outside of Shillington?

Being a new dad is keeping me pretty busy at the minute! But aside from that I like to keep active any way I can, whether it’s going on a run, mountain-biking, going to the gym or walking my dog Rudy. Getting outside really puts me in the right headspace and helps me get inspired!

What or who are you loving right now?

I really love New Zealand studios Resn and Seachange. Resn for their incredible interactive experiences and Seachange for their always outstanding brand identities. I also really love American studio LAND, they were a massive source of inspiration for me when I was studying and still are to this day. Having the opportunity to collaborate with them on a recent project I worked on was a real pinch me moment.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

That’s a tough one, maybe too hard to choose! So let’s just say Inter.

What’s your favourite blog?

Awwwards and Brand New on Under Consideration

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