Jump to content

Your safety matters to us. Learn more about Shillington’s COVID-19 response.

Menu Apply

Learn from designers with industry expertise.

Design turns the mundane into something that’s visually stimulating, making even a walk to the corner shop interesting.

Experience Manager
United Kingdom

Clay Allison

Upon graduating in Leeds, Clay Allison worked as a creative arts technician in further education, and has also worked in galleries and event curation across the grey English Midlands. Clay also has a passion for photography—and loves the act of bringing life’s mundane ‘non-events’ into light, and turning them into something that has purpose and meaning. He has also worked for online music and culture magazine Far Out. Clay loves seeing a student’s journey and post-Shillington job progression—though from meeting them for the first time all the way through to their first design role.

What do you love about design?

It serves a great purpose, allowing us to live our lives. It’s everything around us. Design turns the mundane into something that’s visually stimulating, making even a walk to the corner shop interesting.

Why do you enjoy working in design education?

I love that way it allows me to meet people from so many different walks of life, the conversations I have with them wanting to learn about Design, the backgrounds they’re leaving behind and the enthusiasm they show in wanting to change their careers.

What keeps you busy outside of Shillington?

Keeping away from things that don’t gouge my eyes out with excitement.

What or who are you loving right now?

Ed Templeton—a hero in every aspect of the word.

If you were a typeface what would you be?

FS Hackney—it does the job and it just happens to be the best area in London.

What’s your favourite blog?

BOOOOOM.

Andrew Shillington
Global

Anthony Wood
Global

Clare Terry
Australia

Shanti Sparrow
Global

Andy Judd
United Kingdom

Kieryn Humphries
Australia

Sydney Ligouri
New York

John Palowski
Manchester

Chris Norman
Southern Hemisphere

George Simkin
London

Fiona Martin
Online

Mehul Patel
Manchester

Spencer Harrison
Melbourne

Amy Prus
Online

Maja Cule
New York

Frankie Young
Brisbane

Lizzie Curtis
London

Jamie Lawson
Online

Wayne Smith
Melbourne

Adam Busby
Brisbane

Jimmy Muldoon
New York

Alan Barba
New York

Bonnie Eichelberger
Melbourne

Nick Smith
United Kingdom

Maaya Lad
Online

Dave Bird
Manchester

Hilary Archer
London

Ed Cornish
London

Simon Wiltshire
Australia

Mitch Reyes
Brisbane

Jack Trotman
London

Jen Hall
Brisbane

Nick Bailey
Brisbane

Johnny Boardman
London

Shrenik Ganatra
New York

Olivia Chen
Sydney

Marcea Decker
Online

Kody Pangburn
New York

Kim Melvin
Melbourne

Emma Tobin
London

Katie Mihailovits
London

Rachel Broaders
Online

Missy Dempsey
Sydney

Mark Ellis
London

Claire Hamilton
Online

Lovish Saini
Manchester

Cathy Sison
New York

Michael Zhang
New York

Benny Hinman
Australia

Deepa Shanbhag
New York

Maddy Ritchie
Sydney

Tim King
Sydney

Natalia Zuluaga
London

Kym Rohman
New York

Róisín Lowe
Melbourne

Thiago Eichner
New York

Sara Mazzoni
Global

Dina Shirin
Global

Oli Stevenson
Global

Clay Allison
United Kingdom

Alex Daley
United States

Ella Shillington
Australia

Ask a question

Help team photo 1/3 Help team photo 2/3 Help team photo 3/3

The team typically replies within a day

By submitting this form you agree to our privacy notice.
Thanks for getting in touch! We will follow up with you shortly.
Oops, something went wrong. Click "back" to try again. Or contact us.

Apply Today

Course and Intake Date

How it works

Ready to apply for Shillington's graphic design course? You're four steps away. Simply select your course, share your personal details, process your payment and we'll get in touch to confirm all the details.

Still researching? Learn more about our course and view course dates and fees.

Interested in an online course? Use our timezone tool to find course times that work for your location.

Please hold, loading form...
Please hold, loading form...
Payment
Confirmation

Need help? Let me know.

Download our 
“Guide to a career in Graphic Design”

The Ultimate Guide on how to learn Graphic Design even if you are a beginner.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.