Global Schools Directory

We’re excited to recommend our favourite design schools that we’re in paid partnerships with from around the globe for you to study at!

Shillington

Want to study graphic design but don’t want to waste 3 years of your life? As longtime friends of TDK, Shillington delivers the goods again and again — just check out the awesome graduates and teachers we’ve featured on the site over the years! Shillington moves fast and mentors students to work smart like industry designers—following clear design processes and meeting tight deadlines. Before long, you’ll be thinking like a designer and tackling creative briefs—experimenting with idea generation, jumping onto the computer and creating a polished portfolio you can be proud of. Choose between full-time (3 months—hardcore, but get it DONE) and part-time (which we recommend—you can keep your day job, study two nights a week, have a beer afterwards and graduate at the end of the year into a brand new creative career).

Campuses: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, London, Manchester, New York

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Billy Blue

If you’re on the younger side of 21, and you’ve got some time up your sleeve, we’d recommend a degree at Billy Blue. BB Sydney has been ticking along for a looooooning time with some mega awesome grads – over 20 years! – and they’ve recently added some sexy new campuses to Brisbane and Melbourne, plus you’ve also got the chance to study online if that suits better!

Campuses: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Online

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Shenkar – Engineering. Design. Art.

Visual communication plays a crucial role in transmitting the messages in our public sphere – have you ever wondered how this is achieved? At Shenkar, the department of Visual Communication will commit 4 intense years in training you how to navigate our environment and the people within it, affecting various aspects of culture, media, commerce and society. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme encourages students to delve into their interests – combining design with technology, craft and theory. We are at once drivers of the digital, and nostalgic for the traditional hand-drawn work (so there is something for everyone). You will learn to underpin your creative practice and discover your academic direction, be that: typography, web design, illustration, animation and much more. The boundaries are limitless! Through intense exhibition activity of the department, your work will be recognized by industry experts in no time, propelling you into an exciting career in the world of visual communication. Instagram: @visual_shenkar, @shenkar_college

Campuses: Tel Aviv (Ramat Gan)

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Pumphouse School

If you were going to pick your favourite local industry legends, throw them together and dream up some awesome courses, Newcastle’s Pumphouse School might be what you come up with. With courses like ‘Design Your Own Children’s Book’, ‘App Design’, ‘Brush Script Lettering’ or just ‘Adobe Basics’, each course is taught by awesome industry folk who know what it takes to get hired. This school is perfect for graduates wanting to specialise in a specific area – the train to Newcastle is worth every second!

Campuses: Newcastle (Australia)

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Foundry

If you want to take your design education seriously – and get seriously inspired at the same time – then we’d recommend a Foundry, in beautiful Tasmania. Deep-dive into design while taking a creative retreat and earning a set of qualifications that represent you as a creative. Foundry is fast becoming the go-to for industry-relevant creative education in Australia, with its national guest speaker program, The Wild program, annual visits from global industry leaders and a growing international reputation. Studying in Tasmania also means the air is cleaner, the wilderness is closer and the design scene is booming. You can’t go wrong. Partners: Foundry partners with educational institutions to deliver industry-relevant creative education in key fields. You’ll learn content taught by Foundry teachers on Foundry campuses - finishing your study journey with nationally recognised awards and qualifications from institutions including Swinburne University and the University of Tasmania

Campuses: Hobart, Launceston

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Swinburne University of Technology

Are you passionate about creativity and innovative thinking? Can you imagine yourself as a designer with the ability to shape the future? If this is you then you need a design education that will put you at the forefront of global design practice. Our world-renowned design courses will harness your imagination and help you combine creativity with business sense and foresight. Swinburne delivers inspiring industry-focused projects that will help you gain all you need to know, from technical skills to strategic thinking. We offer courses across all levels and teach for the real-world, bringing industry experts into our classrooms to teach and inspire you. So no matter what your starting point is at Swinburne, you will develop excellence in design practice and build the knowledge you need to make a difference.

Campuses: Melbourne

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Wix Design Playground - NYC

This summer, join a 3-month web design program in NYC and learn web design from the best. You’ll expand your knowledge in UX/UI, sketch software, client and project management, photography, production and more. Last summer’s sessions were taught by award-winning designers like Frankie Ratford, Jessica Walsh, Debbie Millman and Adam J. Kurtz. Sessions will take place four days a week from 9 AM - 5 PM. To apply for the June-August 2019 session, submit your portfolio website. This program is fully covered by Wix.com. Learn more about upcoming classes, check out last year’s program and read the FAQs.

Campuses: New York City, NY

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** UPDATED: Last stats taken 18-25 March 2019; 981,852 weekly impressions.

Global Schools Directory

We’re excited to recommend our favourite design schools that we’re in paid partnerships with from around the globe for you to study at!

Shillington

Want to study graphic design but don’t want to waste 3 years of your life? As longtime friends of TDK, Shillington delivers the goods again and again — just check out the awesome graduates and teachers we’ve featured on the site over the years! Shillington moves fast and mentors students to work smart like industry designers—following clear design processes and meeting tight deadlines. Before long, you’ll be thinking like a designer and tackling creative briefs—experimenting with idea generation, jumping onto the computer and creating a polished portfolio you can be proud of. Choose between full-time (3 months—hardcore, but get it DONE) and part-time (which we recommend—you can keep your day job, study two nights a week, have a beer afterwards and graduate at the end of the year into a brand new creative career).

Campuses: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, London, Manchester, New York

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Billy Blue

If you’re on the younger side of 21, and you’ve got some time up your sleeve, we’d recommend a degree at Billy Blue. BB Sydney has been ticking along for a looooooning time with some mega awesome grads – over 20 years! – and they’ve recently added some sexy new campuses to Brisbane and Melbourne, plus you’ve also got the chance to study online if that suits better!

Campuses: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Online

Read More

Shenkar – Engineering. Design. Art.

Visual communication plays a crucial role in transmitting the messages in our public sphere – have you ever wondered how this is achieved? At Shenkar, the department of Visual Communication will commit 4 intense years in training you how to navigate our environment and the people within it, affecting various aspects of culture, media, commerce and society. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme encourages students to delve into their interests – combining design with technology, craft and theory. We are at once drivers of the digital, and nostalgic for the traditional hand-drawn work (so there is something for everyone). You will learn to underpin your creative practice and discover your academic direction, be that: typography, web design, illustration, animation and much more. The boundaries are limitless! Through intense exhibition activity of the department, your work will be recognized by industry experts in no time, propelling you into an exciting career in the world of visual communication. Instagram: @visual_shenkar, @shenkar_college

Campuses: Tel Aviv (Ramat Gan)

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Pumphouse School

If you were going to pick your favourite local industry legends, throw them together and dream up some awesome courses, Newcastle’s Pumphouse School might be what you come up with. With courses like ‘Design Your Own Children’s Book’, ‘App Design’, ‘Brush Script Lettering’ or just ‘Adobe Basics’, each course is taught by awesome industry folk who know what it takes to get hired. This school is perfect for graduates wanting to specialise in a specific area – the train to Newcastle is worth every second!

Campuses: Newcastle (Australia)

Read More

Foundry

If you want to take your design education seriously – and get seriously inspired at the same time – then we’d recommend a Foundry, in beautiful Tasmania. Deep-dive into design while taking a creative retreat and earning a set of qualifications that represent you as a creative. Foundry is fast becoming the go-to for industry-relevant creative education in Australia, with its national guest speaker program, The Wild program, annual visits from global industry leaders and a growing international reputation. Studying in Tasmania also means the air is cleaner, the wilderness is closer and the design scene is booming. You can’t go wrong. Partners: Foundry partners with educational institutions to deliver industry-relevant creative education in key fields. You’ll learn content taught by Foundry teachers on Foundry campuses - finishing your study journey with nationally recognised awards and qualifications from institutions including Swinburne University and the University of Tasmania

Campuses: Hobart, Launceston

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Swinburne University of Technology

Are you passionate about creativity and innovative thinking? Can you imagine yourself as a designer with the ability to shape the future? If this is you then you need a design education that will put you at the forefront of global design practice. Our world-renowned design courses will harness your imagination and help you combine creativity with business sense and foresight. Swinburne delivers inspiring industry-focused projects that will help you gain all you need to know, from technical skills to strategic thinking. We offer courses across all levels and teach for the real-world, bringing industry experts into our classrooms to teach and inspire you. So no matter what your starting point is at Swinburne, you will develop excellence in design practice and build the knowledge you need to make a difference.

Campuses: Melbourne

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Wix Design Playground - NYC

This summer, join a 3-month web design program in NYC and learn web design from the best. You’ll expand your knowledge in UX/UI, sketch software, client and project management, photography, production and more. Last summer’s sessions were taught by award-winning designers like Frankie Ratford, Jessica Walsh, Debbie Millman and Adam J. Kurtz. Sessions will take place four days a week from 9 AM - 5 PM. To apply for the June-August 2019 session, submit your portfolio website. This program is fully covered by Wix.com. Learn more about upcoming classes, check out last year’s program and read the FAQs.

Campuses: New York City, NY

Read More

Interested in partnering with TDK for a year?

Our Schools Partners get access to our TDK Website and socials traffic.

Email us if you're interested in becoming a Schools Partner.


** UPDATED: Last stats taken 18-25 March 2019; 981,852 weekly impressions.

Chicago Design Directory

We asked our community and we’ve collated a big list of everyone doing awesome stuff in Chicago. Be sure to check them all out!

Chicago Design Directory

We asked our community and we’ve collated a big list of everyone doing awesome stuff in Chicago. Be sure to check them all out!

Schools, Colleges and Universities

Columbia College Chicago: Website

DePaul University: Website

Designation: TDK Interview / Website

General Assembly: Website

Illinois Institute of Technology: Website

Loyola University: Website

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Website

The Experience Institute: Website

University of Illinois at Chicago: Website

Design Studios

3st: Website

50,000feet: Website / Twitter / Instagram

A. Eicoff Chicago: Website

Artpentry: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Ben Derico: Website

Bob Faust / Faust: Website

Bright Bright Great: TDK Interview / Website

Burrell Communications: Website / Twitter / Instagram

BVK: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Cards Against Humanity: Website

Craighton Berman Studio: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Delicious Design League: Website

Designory: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Digital Kitchen: Website / Twitter

Downtown Partners Chicago: Website

DraftFCB: Website / Twitter / Instagram

dscout: Website / Twitter

Duffy: Website

Energy BBDO Inc.: Website / Twitter

fathead design, inc.: Website / Twitter

Fathom Communications: Website

Firebelly Design: Website

Greater Good Studio: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Grip Design: Website / Twitter / Instagram

GSDM: Website / Twitter / Instagram

gyro: Website / Twitter

Havas Impact: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Havas Worldwide: Website / Instagram

H&O Chicago: Website

HY Connect: Website

IA Collborative: Website

IDEO: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Jack Muldowney: Website

Jacobs Agency: Website / Twitter / Instagram

James T. Green: Website / Twitter

Jellyvision: Website / Twitter

Jenny Kendler: Website / Instagram

Jessica Charlesworth: Website / Twitter

Juice Interactive: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Julie Shumacher & Brett Burwell: Website

Kake: Website

Knoed Creative: Website

Latent Design: Website / Twitter

Laughlin Constable: Website / Twitter

Lee Zelenak: Website

Leo Burnett: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

Letterform: Website

Letterpress Chicago: Website

Linsey Burritt: Website

Linsey Rosen: Website / Twitter / Instagram

M1 Interactive: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Marc USA: Website / Twitter

Matthew Hoffman: Website / Twitter / Instagram

MCD Partners: Website / Twitter / Instagram

McGarryBowen: Website

Mig Reyes: Website / Instagram

Mosbrook Design: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Nelson Cash: Website

Normal: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Ogilvy & Mather: Website

One Design Company: Website

Other Studio: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

Pitch Design Union: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Plan B: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Potluck Creative: Website

Practise: Website

Razorfish: Website / Twitter

R/GA: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Rule29: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Rusty Design Co: Website

Sam Rosen: Website / Twitter / Instagram

SapientNitro: Website

Schafer Condon Carter: Website

Serafini Creative: TDK Interview / Website

Simple Truth: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Spudnik Press: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Starshaped Press: Website / Instagram

Steel Petal Press: Website / Instagram

Stephen Merlo: Website

Steracle Press: Website / Instagram

Tan & Loose: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

The Distillery Project: Website / Twitter

The Escape Pod: Website / Twitter

Tim Parsons: Website / Twitter

Tom, Dick, & Harry Creative: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Two by Four: Website

UPSO: Website / Twitter / Instagram

VSA Partners: Website / Twitter

Walton Isaacson: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Zimmerman Advertising: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Co-Working Spaces

Lost Arts: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Design Blogs

Adventures in Sustainable Design: Website

Buzz Co.: Website

Creative Circle: Website

Think Faest: Website / Twitter

Galleries and Event Spaces

Ann Nathan Gallery: Twitter

Carl Hammer Gallery: Website

Carlos and Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery: Website

Carrie Secrist Gallery: Website

Catherine Edelman Gallery: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Chicago Design Museum: Website

Chicago Zine Fest: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Co-Prosperity Sphere: Website

Creative Mornings: Website / Twitter / Instagram

DePaul Art Museum: Website / Twitter

Ed Paschke Art Center: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Gage Gallery: Website / Twitter

Galerie F: Website

Hyde Park Art Center: Website

Intuit: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Mars Gallery: Website

Renegade Craft Fair: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Sideshow Gallery: Website

Smart Museum: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Volume Gallery: Website

Illustrators

Aaron Renier: Website

Ben Marcus: Website

Brian Keller: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Chad Kouri: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

Kate Pugsley: Website / Instagram

Liana Jegers: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

Nicole Ginelli: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

Ryan Duggan: Website / Instagram

Magazines

Faesthetic: Website

Maxistentialism: Website

Organisations We Love

AIGA Chicago: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Cities in Dust: Website / Instagram

CM: Website

Design For America: Website

Drift Eyewear: Website

Manual: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Neighborly: Website

Pecha Kucha: Website

Society of Typographic Arts: Website / Twitter

Strand: Website / Twitter / Instagram

The Noun Project: Website

The Post Family: Website / Twitter

Threadless: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Tusk: Website / Instagram

Typographers

Frances MacLeod: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Okay Type: Website / Twitter

T26: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Vichcraft: Website / Instagram

A Studios (industrial)

Chang Liu: Website

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