Design Freedom and the Sea of Sameness

Originally written for Shillington Post 07—The International Issue, Shillington London teacher Hilary Archer discusses how designers can fight against Instagram trend-chasing in their work. In today’s design landscape new technology is bringing freedom to designers and unrestrained access to global design. However, this flexibility is proving to be a double-edged …

#FridayFive with Shillington’s Oli Stevenson

Inspiration can come from anywhere. So, on the first Friday of every month, we’re sharing some of our Shillington team’s favourite things from the past four weeks. This month, Marketing and Communications Assistant Oli Stevenson tells us what was on his radar in January. 1. To Follow: Lucy Ketchin To put it …

22 Shillington Student and Teacher Winners of 2018 American Graphic Design Awards

We’re so excited to announce that 15 Shillington graduates and 7 Shillington teachers were selected for the 2018 American Graphic Design Awards! Big applause for Shillington graduates—Alfred Cervantes, Ariana Louise Villegas, Brandon Lee, Forough Abadian, Jen Bishop, Jieli Wu, Judy DeMarco, Karla Lopez, Kelsey Chang, Kory Schulz, Kraitip Sivakrisku, Lana Mellis, Maruša …

Living with Buildings

This fascinating exhibition at Wellcome Collection explores how the buildings that surround us affect our physical and mental health. Explore the role colour can play in making us feel better, see a pioneering mobile clinic designed to provide adaptable healthcare in emergency situations and examine the history and continuing reality …

Sylvan Hillebrand’s Shillington Student Work Featured on World Brand & Packaging Design Society

Congratulations to recent Shillington New York graduate Sylvan Hillebrand! His student packaging project is featured on World Brand & Packaging Design Society. Tasked to design whiskey packaging for dancers, Sylvan jumped at the challenge. “Aspects of magic and movement were the main direction.” Visit Sylvan’s website and check him out on …

Interview with Dan Villalobos, Junior Graphic Designer at I-AM

Dan Villalobos started tinkering with Photoshop and creating DIY banners for websites when he was a musician—which inspired him to study graphic design at Shillington London in 2016. Since graduating, he completed an internship at Dazed, before landing himself a Junior Designer job at I-AM creative in a surprising way. …

How to Become a Graphic Designer Without Quitting Your Day Job

You’re looking to kickstart a new career in graphic design. But you can’t afford to take a whole three years out of work to take a university degree? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people in 2019 are seeking to retrain as graphic designers in a flexible way that enables …

6 Mistakes Designers Make and How to Avoid Them in 2019

New year, new start. Everywhere you look, people are joining a gym, loading up on healthy snacks, signing up for evening classes. And that’s all to the good if you really think those things will change your life. But the route to becoming happier, healthier and at balance with the …