What sort of work are you doing?
Designing movie posters, press ads and brochures. My job includes typesetting timetables for Palace Cinemas in Australia.
What sort of deadlines do you work to?
Timetables are due usually one day after receiving cinema times. This needs to be managed between doing movie banners, brochures and press ads.
What do you love about Graphic Design?
The creative outlet; while it is a regular job with regular boring tasks, there is also a lot of variety allowing me to work on creative problems too. The best example of this in my position would be having to typeset timetables within deadlines, but being able to work on press ads and movie posters at the same time.
What do you find inspiring?
I am constantly collecting creative magazines, whether they are directly related to graphic arts, photography, fine arts or simply general interest type magazines, like Monster Children. I also get inspiration from online sites such as, AGDA, australianinfront, threadless, withoutpockets, and too many others to mention.
How has Shillington helped you gain employment?
Shillington helped me put together a high quality folio showcasing my own particular strengths. Of course they also helped me with my desktop and computer related skills, but the best thing about the course was the enthusiasm the teachers showed for the industry, which seemed to rub off on everyone. It showed us that being a good graphic designer is more than having good desktop skills. This enthusiasm was one of the things my employers where looking for, more than the elementary desktop skills.
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