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#FridayFive with Shillington Design Teacher Jimmy Muldoon

Inspiration can come from anywhere. So, on one Friday a month, we’re sharing some of our Shillington team’s favourite things from the past four weeks. This month, Shillington New York Teacher Jimmy Muldoon tells us what was on his radar in June.

1. To Follow: Studio Round

Round is an Australian design practice. They are a team of people from many different environments and cultures and that’s what gives them the insight and creativity to transform brands, no matter the size. They use this individualism to produce some really unexpected work.

2. To Read: Creative Confidence—Tom and David Kelly

Creative Confidence is a book every person should read, whether you see yourself as the “creative type” or not. David talks about how we build creative confidence, referring it to as a muscle. He talks about how we move from fear into courage with how we see our work and believe in it, what we can do when we have a blank page staring at us and how we journey to get the creative ideas coming to us again.

3. To Go: Untitled (In On B/W Waiting) at MAD

Maziyar Pahlevan’s wallpaper in the lobby of New York’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents a non-didactic, pattern-based system that encourages viewers to experience the design without arriving at any conclusions. Maziyar is a graphic designer, educated in Tehra and the Hague with an MFA from Yale—now based in New York.

4. To Listen: Design Better Podcast

The Design Better podcast delivers insights from the world’s most renowned design leaders, empowering teams to transform their practice and build remarkable products. This series is hosted by Aarron Walter and Eli Woolery and brought to you by InVision, the digital product design platform used to make the world’s best customer experiences.

5. Wildcard: Facultative Works

Facultative Works was founded on the idea of working only with experimental and fascinating projects—for fun, during their free time. After a while FW turned into a more significant studio, but the main approach to work didn’t change. The studio prefers the holistic approach to design by working in the different fields such as illustration, identity, sound, editorial and furniture design.

Have a look back at what’s been inspiring our team over the past few months! And for some drool-worthy visuals from our Shillington students, read 16 handmade album covers and 14 app designs.

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