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I love how design can inspire change and transform societies.

Director of Operations
Global

Natalia Zuluaga

Natalia is originally from Colombia, where she worked for various design agencies before moving to London in 2012. With over ten years of design experience, she is the misfit graphic designer who loves bridging design, creativity, and business into a seamless ecosystem. In her previous role, she built from scratch a creative team of 20 people in four years, where she managed and directed projects that covered many creative disciplines — branding, print, digital, advertising, animation, video, and social.

At Shillington, you can find her teaching the Sunday Part-time class in London and leading various project teams across disciplines and campuses.

What do you love about design?

I love how design can inspire change and transform societies.

Why do you teach?

Throughout my career I’ve met a lot of amazing people that have mentored me and helped me become a better design professional. Teaching is my way of enabling and nurturing designers to thrive in the never-ending complex environment we live in.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

Outside Shillington I divide my time between mentoring designers in different programmes—mainly Kerning The Gap, a community advocating for getting more women in leadership roles within the design industry. And working as a strategic design management consultant for small and medium organisations in London.

I’m also a member of the Board of Advisors of the DMI: Design Management Institute—a global non-profit organisation connecting, promoting, and elevating the role of Design, Design Management and Design Innovation in business, culture and society.

What or who are you loving right now?

I keep my creative mind alive by reading science fiction. I’m currently reading the Broken Earth Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

Neue Machina from Pangram Pangram Foundry

What’s your favourite blog?

Brand New from UnderConsideration is my all-time favourite branding blog,

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
Marketing & Communications Specialist, Global

Oli Stevenson
Marketing & Copywriting Lead, Global

Nicki Vleisides
Lead Course Advisor, Global

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

Michelle Smalley
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Spencer Harrison
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Amy Prus
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Claudia Rivera
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Carly Larsson
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Micke Lindebergh
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Andy Judd
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Wayne Smith
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Justin Carey
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Adam Busby
Graphic Design Teacher, Brisbane

Marssaié Jordan
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Bonnie Eichelberger
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Femi Coppi
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Dave Bird
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Alessia Mazzarella
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Hilary Archer
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Laura Moore
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Tina Victoria Afshar
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Mitch Reyes
Graphic Design Teacher, Brisbane

Olivia Chen
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Mags Straatman
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Elena Passeggi
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Anastasia Lihou
Graphic Design Teacher, Brisbane

Sam Jacobs
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Rachel Broaders
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Marco Invernizzi
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Missy Dempsey
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Alexandra Lunn
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Benny Hinman
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Nick Bailey
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Céline Bouichou
Graphic Design Teacher, London

Tessa Canon
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

Nathan Millard
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Jaimee-Lee Field
Graphic Design Teacher, Sydney

Emily Comfort
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Emma Clark
Graphic Design Teacher, Online

Sarah Napier
Graphic Design Teacher, Melbourne

Anna Meyer
Graphic Design Teacher, New York

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