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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JMC Academy

Why we recommend JMC; with 35 years of experience in education, the guys at JMC are taking upskilling with design thinking to the next level – everything to do with designing visual stories, creating digital interactions, and innovating spaces and experiences. Get your head around user-centred design and visual communication in an agency style set up to learn in. PLUS cross-disciplinary collabs with students studying film & TV, sound, animation and music (your folio will be next level!) With guest lectures, industry events, and a 3-month internship within your 2 years of study, you’ll be connected to the industry before you even graduate! Did we mention the chance for a two-week study tour to Japan? JAPAN! Too good.

Campuses: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

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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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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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JMC Academy

Why we recommend JMC; with 35 years of experience in education, the guys at JMC are taking upskilling with design thinking to the next level – everything to do with designing visual stories, creating digital interactions, and innovating spaces and experiences. Get your head around user-centred design and visual communication in an agency style set up to learn in. PLUS cross-disciplinary collabs with students studying film & TV, sound, animation and music (your folio will be next level!) With guest lectures, industry events, and a 3-month internship within your 2 years of study, you’ll be connected to the industry before you even graduate! Did we mention the chance for a two-week study tour to Japan? JAPAN! Too good.

Campuses: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

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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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NYC Design Directory

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

NYC Design Directory

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

Schools, Colleges and Universities

Fordham University: Website

Parsons School of Design: Website

Pratt MWP College of Art & Design: Website

School of Visual Arts NY: Website

Shillington School: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Syracruse University, School od Visual and Performing Arts: Website

The Cooper Union School of Art: Website

Design Studios

2 x 4: Website

345 Design: Website / Twitter

Ahoy: Website

Aki Carpenter + Chris Huban: Website

Alexandra Marino: Website

Also Online: Website

Amanda DeRosa : Website / Instagram

Analog Folk: Website

Anomaly: Website

Anti/Anti: Website

Anton and Irene: Website

Archie Archambault: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Bad Studio: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

Baron & Baron, Inc.: Website

Barrel: Website / Instagram

Base: Website / Instagram

Ben Wagner: Website

B Reel: Website

Brooklyn United: Website

Carbone Smolan: Website

Carrot Creative: Website

Chad Kloepfer: Website

Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv: Website

Chris Rubino: Website / Instagram

Christine Barnowsky and Joy Jacobs: Website

Column Five: Website

Common-name: Website

Craig and Karl: Website

Debbie Millman: Website

DIA: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Erin Mercurio and Jak Horner: Website

Established NYC: Website

Franklyn: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Gail Anderson: Website

Ghostlyferns: Website

Hardhat Design: TDK Interview / Website

Heide: Website

Horizontal Press: Website

HUGE: Website

Hyperakt: TDK Interview / Website

Jason Powers: Website

Jessica Svendsen: Website / Instagram

John J Custer: Website

Jonnie Hallman: Website

Josiah Werning: Website

Julia Guo: Website

Kelli Anderson: Website

Ken Pao: Website

Kyle Turman: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Laundry Service: Website

Lloyd & Co: Website

Mackey Saturday: Website

Made By Many: Website

Makewell: Website

Marcelo Cardoso: Website

Mathery Studio: Website / Instagram

Milkshake: Website

MoMA: Website

Mother: Website

MSLK: Website / Instagram

Mucca: Website

My Orange Box: Website

Naked: Website

Noemie Le Coz: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

OCD | Original Champions of Design: Website / Instagram

Other Means: Website

Paperless Post: Website

Party -NYC, also offie in Toyko: Website

Pentagram: Website

RAAI: Website

Rachel Kaminetzky: Website

Radish Labs: Website / Instagram

Ramona Todoca: Website

Red Antler: Website

R/GA: Website

Rifle: Website / Instagram

Rivington Design House: Website

RoAndCo: Website / Instagram

Saffron: Website

Sagmeister & Walsh: TDK Interview / Website

Stiletto: Website

Studio Lin: Website

Studio Rodrigo: Website

The Charles: Website

This Also: Website

This is MKG: Website

Wasabi Rabbit: Website / Twitter / Instagram

WSDIA | WeShouldDoItAll: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Co-Working Spaces

WeWork: TDK Interview / Website

Design Blogs

99 U: Website

AIGA Eye on Design: TDK Interview / Website

Design Matters: Website

Swiss Miss: Website

Events

99U: Website

Creative Mornings: TDK Interview / Website

Site Unseen: Website

Typography Summer School: Website

Galleries and Event Spaces

Storm King: Website

Illustrators

CHIAOZZA: TDK Interview / Website

Damien Correll: Website / Instagram

Gizem Vural: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

Hannah K. Lee: Website / Instagram

Isabel Castillo Guijarro: Website / Instagram

Jane Mount: Website

Mike Mills: Website

Mike Perry: Website / Instagram

Mikey Burton: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

Ping Zhu: Website / Instagram

Scotty five alive: Website / Instagram

Tim Lahan: Website / Instagram

Zipeng Zhu: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

Magazines

Interview Magazine: Website

Organisations We Love

AIGA NYC: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Chobani: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Creative Mornings NYC: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Four Thirty: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Ladies Get Paid: TDK Interview / Website

QNS MADE: Website

Shutterstock: Website

Skillshare: Website

Superduper: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

VICE: Website

VIMEO: Website

Typographers

Applied Aesthetics: Website

Bob Gill: Website

Dan Cassaro: Website

David McLeod: TDK Interview / Website

Hoefler&Co.: Website

Kelly Thorn: Website

Spencer Charles: Website

The Serif: Website

Timothy Goodman: Website

Tobias Frere-Jones: Website

Young Jerks: Website

Recruitment

Working Not Working: Website

Type Foundry

Commercial Type: Website / Instagram

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