FIVE REASONS TO TRAIN AS A DESIGNER
Whether you’re still studying or keen to change career, Shillington reveals why design is a great choice
P lanning your next career move? If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a graphic designer, make 2017 the year you take the plunge.
Your age, existing skills and experience don’t matter. At Shillington, we help people begin or enhance their creative careers in three months full-time or nine months part-time at six campuses worldwide.
Read our top five reasons to take the leap and become a graphic designer in 2017:
1. Learning will be a daily thing
As a graphic designer, your work never stops evolving or improving. There are always new challenges to overcome and new problems to solve. It’s a whirlwind of discovery and invention. You’ll make mistakes, we all do, but take inspiration from Pentagram’s Paula Scher: “It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.”
2. You will always be in demand
In the age of automation, we’re constantly told that our jobs will one day be taken over by robots. But rest assured that graphic design will always require human thinking and creativity. It’s an essential cog, required by any brand or business.
3. It opens up many career paths
If an agency isn’t for you, perhaps you want to venture into editorial design and work for a major publisher, or join an internal team at one of the world’s biggest sports brands?
4. Boost your problem-solving skills
Steve Jobs once said: “Technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with liberal arts, with humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.”
Design enhances your problem-solving skills, not just because you overcome issues for clients, but because you’re encouraged to consider the bigger picture. How will it add value, and achieve a brand’s goals? Design boosts more skills than you may realise.
5. You’ll never stop being inspired
Prone to boredom? Easily distracted? Design always leaves you inspired. Trends develop and change, keeping you on your toes, and you’ll never know what’s around the corner.
Kick-start your design career today!
Study three months full-time or nine months part-time at one of Shillington’s campuses in London, Manchester, New York, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Find out more at shillingtoneducation.com.
From top to bottom: Inspiring work by Shillington graduates Alexander Wu Kim, Tiffanie Rosset, Jenny Crawford and Katie Lodge.