I was fortunate to be the first employee at Shillington UK, being involved at the start in what turned out to be a very successful teaching concept in the UK.
Like all my previous experiences I had to learn (very quickly) on my feet. To be in a studio style environment and be responsible for teaching graphic design was simply amazing.
Simon Davies (who wrote the first course) was another mentor for me — his unique and innovative teaching style and ability to instil a passion for design was infectious. Through working alongside him I became very comfortable and confident imparting my own passion and experiences whilst teaching the curriculum.
Within 6 months I became responsible for running the full time (FT) class of 24 students, teaching them the technical and theoretical aspects of Graphic Design. This involved understanding how to take a brief, research and development, through to helping them implement their designs by teaching the necessary programmes.
As an intensive course of fee paying students the responsibilities and results were paramount to the success and growth of the college. The success of the course allowed for rapid expansion and colleges in Manchester and New York soon followed London. Holly Karlsson who I taught alongside with, has gone on to become the Director of NY, which I take great pride in.
Holly Karlsson | Shillington US Director
Sarah Slotover | Student
Richard Loveday | Student
Lynsay Clark | Student
Ray Smith | Student