What is your role?
Designer, creative and resident pool champion!
Did you feel confident about entering the design industry after you graduated?
Absolutely. Shillington gave me all the tools I needed to get into the industry. From technical, application-based skills to heightening my passion for the discipline (which is a must in this industry)!
What were you doing before the course?
Internships at in-house studios, agencies, even repro houses that actually gave me a great foundation for print and the production process. All of my placements were invaluable.
Why did you decide to do the course?
I loved design but hated formal, long, drawn out education. After I went to the Open House, chatted with some of the teachers and found out what it was all about, it was a no-brainer.
What was the most valuable thing you took away from the course?
I think the course taught me exactly what design really is. It's not just Photoshop or any other computer application. It's line-form, color, psychology etc. Shillington gave me all the tools I needed to actually get a job and without compromising my passion for design. It was a relaxed environment of likeminded people and I enjoyed every second of it.
Where do you see yourself in 12 months?
Still at Momentum. They're a fantastic agency that is growing by the day. I hope to be doing more digital and animation work eventually.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
I can't really isolate one single aspect. In general, it was just so great to get into the industry so quickly and learn more whilst on the job. If I had to pick one highlight then I guess it would be getting a great job!
Shillington graduates talk about life after completing our course.