The Graduate Showcase : How Shillington celebrates alumni and recruits new students with print

How Shillington celebrates alumni and recruits new students with print

Tabloid newspapers by shillington on a lilac background

About Shillington

Shillington is a graphic design school with campuses in the US, UK and Australia. Their intensive course helps students upskill and change careers in under 9 months.

The challenge

Shillington wanted to create a physical publication to hand out at information sessions and graduate exhibitions, to showcase the amazing design work of their students and teachers and to attract new students.

"Students and graduates love the quality of the publication and look forward to seeing a new issue every year. We also get amazing feedback from the industry!"
— Dina Shirin, Marketing and Communications Assistant at Shillington
Color headshot photo of Dina Shirin
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What they did

They started publishing their newspaper, The Shillington Post, in 2014. The tabloid features work from their global community of students, graduates and teachers, plus articles about "everything from design history to interviews with the industry," says Dina Shirin, Marketing and Communications Assistant at Shillington.

Every issue is designed by a different member from Shillington's international team. According to Dina, the publication "not only provides prospective students with more information about who we are, but is also a way to share content to inspire creatives."

What happened next

"The Shillington Post has been an excellent way to promote the school and tell the design community about Shillington's students and teachers," says Dina. "Our readers love the quality of the publication and look forward to seeing a new issue every year. We also get amazing feedback from the industry!"

Last year's edition, the Creative Women issue, was featured on the popular Instagram feed @inspofinds and the international reach of the newspaper has been "a wonderful opportunity to get our students' and teachers' names out into the design world."

"We really appreciate the support and quick printing turnaround from Newspaper Club," adds Dina. "The deliveries are always on time, with quality printing."

"The Shillington Post has been an excellent way to promote the school and tell the design community about Shillington students and teachers."
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