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Complete the Shillington Website survey & you could win an iPad

Complete the Shillington Website survey & you could win an iPad

Category: Competitions, Web / Design,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 22nd 2012
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We are just about to kick off an exciting redesign project for the Shillington website* but before we jump in head first we would like to get some feedback from the people who do, or have, used the site before. (*Please note that we are not refering to our blog - i.e. where you are reading this but our actual website. Links are below). Who better to let us ...

Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones

Category: Art, Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 22nd 2012
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I'm one of those people who silently fumes when I get a loaned book back from a friend and pages have been dog-eared. Have some of these people not heard of bookmarks?! So I've had to put my overly book-protective nature aside for a bit to fully appreciate the beauty of what Nicholas Jones does to various precious tomes. Simply...
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The importance of upskilling as a designer

The importance of upskilling as a designer

Category: Blogs, Interviews / Individual, Interviews / Studio, Magazines, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Aug 21st 2012
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The guys over at Desktop Magazine have put together this handy article where they questioned six creatives:  "In terms of employability and keeping up-to-date with technologies, how important is it for designers to upskill?" ...

Karl Tagle - The Boracay Vows Invites

Category: Design / Print, Documentaries/Film, Illustration, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 20th 2012
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Karl Tagle studied at Shillington back in 2007 and is now freelancing and illustrating. You can check out his work here. You should also take the time to watch the process of screenprinting his wedding invites.  ...

It's mine!

It's mine!

Category: Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
No. of comments: 1

Ordered some time ago, my face LIT UP when I saw this arrive today! Seriously, one of the greatest designers ever to have graced this planet. This, for sure, is my new favourite design book. Available at Unit Editions. ...
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The Art of Logo Design

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
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A really lovely snapshot of what logo design is all about, from some of the area's best practitioners. Well worth a watch for new and experienced designers alike. (As initially posted on Logo Design Love) ...

Ghost in the Machine - Erika Iris Simmons

Ghost in the Machine - Erika Iris Simmons

Category: Art, Music,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 14th 2012
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These portraits of musicians (made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette) are pretty awesome. Erika was inspired to create the 'Ghosts in the Machine' project after a description by philosopher Gilbert Ryle about how your spirit lives in your body. Erika imagines we are al...

Karlee Anne Interiors

Karlee Anne Interiors

Category: Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 9th 2012
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Karlee Anne is a design business launched by Karlee van der Meulen, one of our previous lecturers at Shillington Sydney. As a practicing designer, Karlee has specialised in surface patterns for interiors. Her commercial experience and personal interest in this field sparked a vision to create a homewares brand featuring soft furnishings. W...

Number of the Day

Number of the Day

Category: Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Aug 6th 2012
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Mathematics was never my strong suit, but as a designer I love looking at numbers. Do you draw your eight long and loopy, or as a snowman with his round head sitting firmly atop his even wider belly, or even some other way? Number of the Day indulges in my passion for the numbered form, with possibly the most comprehensive search func...
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Book Cover Lover

Book Cover Lover

Category: Books, Design / Packaging, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Aug 6th 2012
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And honestly, what's a more appropriate title for a Flickr feed devoted to the best graphic covers? Book Cover Lover is a truly incredible set, colour-coded to perfection and with design so beautiful it'll make publishing devotees go weak at the knees. Take a meander through and be inspi...