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There’s a beautiful limitless potential in design, each moment is an opportunity to learn and grow. It’s never boring!

Graphic Design Teacher
New York

Marcea Decker

What do you love about design?

I love the feeling of being consumed by creative thought, and the ability to take those ideas and actualize them is unlike any other feeling. Every iteration of a design is something I look forward to, a new challenge to problem-solve. There’s a beautiful limitless potential in design, each moment is an opportunity to learn and grow. It’s never boring!

Why do you teach?

I have so much excitement for design, and I love being in a room that matches that energy as well as the reciprocation of ideas and learning. It’s so rewarding to share the knowledge I have gained through my experiences, and encourage and recognize the growth in others.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

I moved to NYC about 5 years ago to get my Master’s at Parsons The New School For Design, since I have worked with small ad agencies, digital media companies, and start-ups. However, the majority of my experience comes from designing within the nonprofit world. I have always felt that design has an immense power to transform the world for the better.

I am also a musician and artist; I hand paint bleach on t-shirts and other textiles.

What or who are you loving right now?

Right now, I am very into music fan clubs of the 1970s and 1980s and artifacts and ephemera from then, like old songbooks, fanzines, handmade t-shirts, and local club newsletters that were stamped, handwritten or typed on a typewriter, copied, and disseminated before computers. The aesthetic is so distinct, and I am learning a lot from its more tactile approach.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Cooper Black. Ultra-bold, but warm and friendly. Both strong and soft. Plus, I am a sucker for iron-on letters.

What’s your favourite blog?

It’s Nice That. And beyond blogs, I’m always trying to grow my personal design library. Some of my current favorite art/design books are Esprit The Comprehensive Design Principle, Lightning Archives’ Historical Wearing Art T-shirt, and American Denim: A New Folk Art.

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Global

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Laura Weldon
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Karin Harvey
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John Palowski
Manchester

Rebecca Hulme
Melbourne

Jess Waal
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Andy Judd
London

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Fiona Martin
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Tia Queen
Brisbane

Ed Baptist
Manchester

Chris Norman
Melbourne

Kieryn Humphries
Brisbane

Becc Sharrock
Melbourne

Spencer Harrison
Melbourne

Martin Power
Manchester

Amy Prus
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George Simkin
London

Lucy Wells
Melbourne

Sam Wilson
Sydney

Wayne Smith
Melbourne

Adam Busby
Brisbane

Rich Tucker
London

Alice Lo
Sydney

Jimmy Muldoon
New York

Robin Cameron
New York

Nikita Prokhorov
New York

Alan Barba
New York

Sydney Ligouri
New York

Nick Smith
Manchester

Dina Hany
Sydney

Emily Comfort
New York

Dave Bird
Manchester

Hilary Archer
London

Alana Cowan
New York

Julie Stinson
Sydney

Nick Bailey
Brisbane

Johnny Boardman
Sydney

Olivia Chen
Sydney

Marcea Decker
New York

There’s a beautiful limitless potential in design, each moment is an opportunity to learn and grow. It’s never boring!

Graphic Design Teacher
New York

Marcea Decker

What do you love about design?

I love the feeling of being consumed by creative thought, and the ability to take those ideas and actualize them is unlike any other feeling. Every iteration of a design is something I look forward to, a new challenge to problem-solve. There’s a beautiful limitless potential in design, each moment is an opportunity to learn and grow. It’s never boring!

Why do you teach?

I have so much excitement for design, and I love being in a room that matches that energy as well as the reciprocation of ideas and learning. It’s so rewarding to share the knowledge I have gained through my experiences, and encourage and recognize the growth in others.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

I moved to NYC about 5 years ago to get my Master’s at Parsons The New School For Design, since I have worked with small ad agencies, digital media companies, and start-ups. However, the majority of my experience comes from designing within the nonprofit world. I have always felt that design has an immense power to transform the world for the better.

I am also a musician and artist; I hand paint bleach on t-shirts and other textiles.

What or who are you loving right now?

Right now, I am very into music fan clubs of the 1970s and 1980s and artifacts and ephemera from then, like old songbooks, fanzines, handmade t-shirts, and local club newsletters that were stamped, handwritten or typed on a typewriter, copied, and disseminated before computers. The aesthetic is so distinct, and I am learning a lot from its more tactile approach.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Cooper Black. Ultra-bold, but warm and friendly. Both strong and soft. Plus, I am a sucker for iron-on letters.

What’s your favourite blog?

It’s Nice That. And beyond blogs, I’m always trying to grow my personal design library. Some of my current favorite art/design books are Esprit The Comprehensive Design Principle, Lightning Archives’ Historical Wearing Art T-shirt, and American Denim: A New Folk Art.

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Melbourne

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London

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Global

Dina Shirin
Global

Oliver Stevenson
Global

Clay Allison
United Kingdom

Alex Daley
United States

Ella Shillington
Australia

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