From the early 1990s as Senior Consultant on Design with the United Nations, Shilling has headed projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He has worked with many Government agencies promoting the importance of excellence in design both at home and abroad.
He created the symbol for Britain's festival of Arts and Culture 1995, and working with the Department of National Heritage/British Tourist Authority was involved in much of the groundwork for the style revolution in Britain known as 'Cool Britannia'. He designed the logo for the Consortium for Street Children and organised a millinery course in one of H.M.'s prison.
He was on the development committee for the Royal Academy School, he designed a logo for the first stage of fundraising for rebuilding Sadler's Wells, and was a patron of the charity 'Action on Addiction' and was involved with The Stroke Association in expanding their Grand Hat Day.