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Pathfinder

Pathfinder

By Shillington Education
Pathfinder exists to support Shillumni and other graphic design graduates across the world entering the creative industry. The podcast, hosted by Shillington New York Teacher Jimmy Muldoon, will offer relatable content that helps designers navigate the highs and lows of the journey from graduate to working designer.

We’ll talk with leaders from across the industry about how to stand out in the crowd as an intern, what creative directors look for in junior designers, how designers got their first jobs to then running their studio, and how to keep creatively inspired in this industry.
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Interview with Zipeng Art Director, Design and founder of Dazzle Studio and Dazzle Supply.

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Interview with Joseph Han, design director at Base.
We talk to Joseph Han about his upbringing in South Koren and how he learned from an early age how to communicate with his identical twin brother. Joseph shares how communication & reading situations have helped him deliver for brands such as Van Leeuwen, Apple & The New York Times.
01:06:42
May 31, 2021
Interview with Louise Brough independent designer and Illustrator.
Louise is a Melbourne-based freelance designer and illustrator. Louise shares insights into how she's increased her confidence as a creative and what's important to her when taking on client work. 
43:55
May 10, 2021
Interview with Garrett DeRossett & Spencer from Alright Studio (Part 02)
In this two-part episode, we chat with Garrett & Spencer from the Brooklyn-based studio Alright Studio; they share their experiences & lessons from running a profitable and successful studio. They both talk about how they found their way into design & how the studio started.
45:37
April 26, 2021
Interview with Garrett DeRossett & Spencer from Alright Studio (Part 01)
In this two-part episode, we chat with Garrett & Spencer from the Brooklyn-based studio Alright Studio; they share their experiences & lessons from running a profitable and successful studio. They both talk about how they found their way into design & how the studio started. 
37:28
April 19, 2021
Interview with Luke Williams the founder of Bone Design.
Luke Williams is the Creative Director and Designer at Bone Design in New York. He shares his experiences of working in-house at various businesses. Luke explains how those crucial experiences allowed him to open Bone and help brands grow successfully. Luke believes that new and growing brands deserve flexible design systems, and that begins with structured foundations.
01:05:48
April 5, 2021
Interview with Olivia Chen, Co-founder of Studio Chen Chen.
Olivia is a Taiwanese Designer & Creative Director living and working in Sydney, where she runs her own studio. She's also a part-time teacher at the Shillington campus in Sydney. Olivia shares how her journey across three continents has influenced her as a creative and gave her the confidence to form her own vibrant and organic style.
01:07:26
March 22, 2021
Q&A with Ben Crick Creative Director at Collins.
We ask Ben Crick questions directly from Shillington Graduates. Tune in to hear what Ben has to say about what kind of attributes he looks for in junior designers and what's essential; personal style or versatility.
56:28
March 8, 2021
Interview with Gabi Searles Design Director at SMAKK Studios.
Gabi Searles lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where she's the Design Director for SMAKK studios. She shares her journey from taking a comic drawing class in 3rd grade to designer and how a Craigslist ad changed her career.
01:07:31
February 22, 2021
Interview with Konyin Ayuba, Senior Designer at Squarespace.
Konyin was born in Nigeria and moved to America at a younger age. She shares honesty about her family's conversation about moving away from the traditional view of success to become a designer. Konyin has remarkable insights into how to approaches new work opportunities.
01:16:60
February 8, 2021
Interview with Studio Humana's co-founders.
Ana & Tiago are the co-founders of the award-winning Studio Humana based in Lisbon. Their work ranges from branding, strategy, print, packaging to exhibition design. Studio Humana believes in other human beings, no matter what's your dream, you deserve the right to pursue it.
25:18
January 25, 2021
Interview with Kim Parsons, co-founder of Parsons Branding.
Kim shares with us her personal journey to starting Parsons with her husband Craig. She talks about how Parsons is a brand strategy & design studio creating identities and experiences that connect people, and what qualities they look for to make that mission a reality. 
01:13:25
December 21, 2020
Interview with Craig Black, independent designer, lettering artist and typographer from Scotland.
Craig shares about his journey from being a young designer based in London to now being a keynote speaker at design conferences. He shares how his hard work and self-belief have served him to now being a sort after designer and lettering artist. 
59:00
November 19, 2020
Interview with Zipeng Art Director, Design and founder of Dazzle Studio and Dazzle Supply.
Zipeng was born in China where he wanted to be a Manga artist, he was then introduced to graphic design where he fell in love with poster design. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York where he dazzles his clients like Netflix, Adidas, The New Yorker, and Poster House NYC where his work was displayed in Time Square. Zipeng shares his journey from China all the way through till now and the lessons he's learned along the way. 
01:07:19
November 19, 2020