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Ian's Bio & Reviews

Ian's Experience

  • Teaching since 2014
  • 28 years of industry expertise
  • Led 514 courses
  • Taught 2086 learners

Ian is our dynamite designer who is expert in Adobe's Creative Suite.

Educated at Goldsmiths College and Liverpool College of Art, Ian has worked as a Graphic Designer for top design agencies and as a freelancer for over 25 years.

He has specialised on a variety of digital and print projects mainly in the fashion and exhibition sectors.

Learner Reviews For Ian



"Very helpful course, excellent pace, small class size."
Nest
  • 24th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Course was really well run and Ian explained everything clearly and simply. The content was the perfect amount to pickup and not overwhelming. Will definitely be signing up for the next course."
Dreams Ltd
  • 24th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great course, met the expectations. Thank you"
Forces Employment Charity
  • 20th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The course ran at a steady pace. Ian was friendly, knowledgeable and informative. He did his best to provide support with each learner on the course. Handy to have a print out take-away."
Jigsaw Research
  • 20th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Not overloading with information and going at a good pace"
Elsevier
  • 13th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Everything was delivered in a very efficient way and we were very impressed!"
Aspire Pharma Ltd
  • 13th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very informative course, great facilities and good food. Would recommend."
Aspire Pharma Ltd
  • 13th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"I had a 1:1 course with Ian and he was super helpful. Answered all my questions and adding his own. Was such a great experience and would defo recommend it"
Southern Housing
  • 26th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Exercises and showing a range of tools that Figma had."
Financial Times
  • 25th April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was great! Really informative and really enjoyed the course."
Financial Times
  • 25th April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"This is a really good course. I went from knowing nothing about Figma to having a very clear sense of how I could start using it for prototyping and sharing ideas at work."
Financial Times
  • 25th April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Well-paced course instruction. Good facilities"
Govia Thameslink Railway
  • 15th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great course, lovely very knowledgeable trainer, lovely staff, amazing food, calm and chilled environment. Overall a brilliant experience and would definitely book a course again."
Home Office
  • 8th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Trainer was excellent and provided knowledgeable support throughout the course. The lunch and general environment from media was great and would definitely recommend courses here to anyone!"
Rory Atkins
  • 8th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Good pace of teaching, very friendly and accomodating"
M&S
  • 28th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The trainer was very good at explaining things. Very easy to digest. Session was split up into manageable sections. Lovely lunch."
Marks And Spencer
  • 28th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Fantastic course, ian was really helpful and knowledgeable and made the course really engaging"
Lloyds Banking Group
  • 25th March - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Great explanations, lovely food, great location."
Sensat
  • 4th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Really useful and well taught course with a lot of information and examples to help elevate your InDesign skills."
St George's, University Of London
  • 4th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"It was great to learn all the short-cuts as well as the long paths. Learned a lot of new features which I didn't even know they existed."
Quartz Project Services
  • 4th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The course was very thorough, I learnt a lot and feel like the things I learnt are not the kind of things I would spend time on myself, which is great because it will massively speed up the process. Loved all the content and it will help me be more efficient!"
South Norfolk And Broadland Councils
  • 4th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very good basic introduction for beginners - clear and easy to follow."
What On Earth Publishing
  • 14th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great location and facilities. The coures was very thorough and helpful, covered everything I need. Trainer was very clear, friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you!"
Ukie
  • 14th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The instructor was very knowledgeable and approachable."
The London Library
  • 14th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"I would definitely come back, nice environment, good facilities and good trainers."
Hidden Hearing
  • 14th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great course, clear and simple with a nice centre and lunch!"
M&G Investments
  • 2nd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Really great centre! Venue is lovely and great lunch/refreshments supplied. Happy to see the small class sizes and Ian is great, very friendly and approachable. I had some light knowledge beforehand but this course has taught some skills I had hoped to learn. Will keep an eye out for the intermediate :-)"
Telegraph Media Group
  • 2nd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Giving effective training and providing a great set up to work in."
Telegraph Media Group
  • 2nd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Making sure everyone had the same level of understanding"
Unipart Rail
  • 31st January - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was amazing! very good at explaining things in a clear concise way."
NSPCC
  • 18th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Fantastic experience all-round! The course was so useful, and Ian was very engaging. The staff were super friendly and the lunch options were amazing too :) Great location - would definitely recommend."
Yale University Press
  • 18th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian is a great tutor, explains everything so clearly and at a pace that was easy to keep up with. Can't wait to do the next one!"
Stapleton's Tyre Services
  • 12th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Fun and engaging course, trainer is very knowledgeable."
HFW
  • 12th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Everything, course, food and location is amazing!!!"
Stapleton's Tyre Services
  • 11th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Really friendly helpful staff and trainer. Pace was good and I feel I have learn't a lot. Thanks!"
University Of Leeds
  • 10th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was incredibly patient and knowledgeable, with lots of good tips and detailed instructions and innovative examples."
ActionAid UK
  • 8th January - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"People working here are great, very friendly and chatty and course leader knowledgable on the course we were learning today :)"
M&G Investments
  • 19th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"A brilliant course, learnt a lot and enjoyed throughly! Lunch was also great, Thank you!"
Jack Storey
  • 13th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great course, learnt a lot. Ian was very knowledgeable and set the right level and pace."
S K Beardsley
  • 11th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The training centre was great, and everyone was very welcoming. Our instructor was really knowledgeable, and we covered many useful topics, using relevant examples."
Warner Music
  • 24th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great course, thanks Ian, picked up some great tips! very good pace, explanations and great resources"
The Keto Dietitian
  • 4th July - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Some fantastic resources and tips - and particularly interesting insight into the principles of design. Ian was great!"
Stratton Craig
  • 12th June - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was a great teacher - clear and precise. He was able to cover all of the basic elements that I was hoping to learn."
Arena One
  • 9th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The whole day was fantastic. Well paced and exceptionally planned. Felt at ease the whole time and the tutoring was thorough and thought out."
ERA
  • 17th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great facilities, location and course content"
Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust
  • 12th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Friendly and approachable trainer which is great for feeling at ease. Classroom sizes were great."
New West End Company
  • 24th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Vey professional, efficient and welcoming environment :)"
Imperial College London
  • 20th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The course was really good with relevant examples. Ian was super helpful and explained everything with no issues."
McGregor Boyall
  • 17th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Lovely office space, engaging and knowledgeable teaching, very relevant examples"
Microbiology Society
  • 13th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Instructor was very good, knowledgable, clear and helpful with any questions. Class size is good. Food also great, lunch and snack options excellent"
Bango
  • 11th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Relevant examples, useful guidance, examples of activities I will use day-to-day."
Scope
  • 22nd November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was a great trainer, and the course was really thorough and delivered in an easy to digest way."
British Transport Police
  • 2nd November - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"The knowledge was great and went through it at a great pace. Could easily follow along and ask questions where needed."
First Trust Global Portfolios
  • 20th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great resources to go alongside the course. Also Ian went above and beyond to go and research into any questions we had. Really great training"
British Transport Police
  • 3rd October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Super interesting course - lots to take away!"
Natural England
  • 29th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The trainer is very knowledgeable and organised. I really like the teaching atmosphere here."
Po-Ya
  • 24th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Really good environment and Ian was great. He was organised and methodical and worked through a lot of areas quickly but in a way that was easy to follow."
Cerulli Associates
  • 20th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Keeping the content interesting throughout (as this is sometimes hard when courses are online!)"
Sainsbury's
  • 15th September - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Learned a lot and love that we can access materials after the session has ended. The training was tailored to our questions as well which was great!"
Saira Price Training & Consultancy
  • 6th September - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Felt very welcome and Ian was a great tutor for this course, very patient and made sure everybody felt confident"
Uniguest
  • 5th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Diverse topics, great knowledgeable trainers, great training assets amazing learning atmosphere"
Intelliflo
  • 5th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian went at the perfect pace - really patient, clear and friendly. I have learnt lots and always love coming to MediaTraining, such a great experience from start to finish."
DCMS
  • 1st September - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"I had used XD briefly before but Ian explained so many things I didn't know existed, it was fantastic especially for an intro course."
Saint-Gobain
  • 31st August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"It was a really great experience and I look forward to working with you."
Media Training
  • 15th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"It went at a great pace and i learnt a lot"
McEvoy & Rowley
  • 25th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Thought it was a really good course. Enjoyed having a wide range of examples to learn about a number of different techniques and how I could apply it to my daily practice."
King's College London
  • 25th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"It was a great course and Ian was really knowledgeable - it was a really helpful course"
The Royal Society
  • 25th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Welcoming everyone, making us feel comfortable and answering any questions. The breaks were at good times."
Maefarley
  • 25th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Taking questions and giving relevant examples. Really friendly environment, and also the food was great! I've learned a lot and I'm really glad to have taken the course"
Nesta
  • 21st July - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The course was everything I expected it to be, the venue is great and the trainer and the team were fantastic. Many thanks!"
KPMG
  • 17th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very professional yet sociable/hands on training session- very enjoyable."
Bright Little Stars
  • 8th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"I loved dipping into all of the different adobe products such as photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Ian has been a great teacher and really helped with any questions I had on how to do specific things."
Corps Security
  • 14th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Facilities were fantastic and course pacing was spot on. Ian was very helpful and explained everything in great detail throughout."
Project Centre
  • 31st March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was a great teacher and I feel I have really got to grips with the essentials of InDesign upon completing this course. Thank you!"
Breast Cancer Now
  • 31st March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"I really enjoyed the practical nature of the course and found the tips and tricks that we were taught throughout especially helpful. I also appreciate the links to resources that we can access after completion of the course."
NHS England And NHS Improvement
  • 21st March - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"I liked the pace of the course, nothing felt rushed, and Ian was very patient. I appreciated the regular breaks! I also really liked the refreshments throughout the day."
Government Internal Audit Agency
  • 16th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was so knowledgeable and taught the course in an easy to understand way. Never felt rushed and was happy to answer any questions. Thoroughly enjoyed the course."
Buxton Building Contractors Ltd
  • 16th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Have had an incredible experience, highly recommend. Venue is clean, spacious with great music. All team members I came in contact with were friendly. Lunch and snack offering was amazing!! Ian was so lovely, patient and a wealth of knowledge. Thank you all for the course!"
Rhodium
  • 16th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very knowledgeable and friendly! Lunch was also delicious!"
Haysmacintyre
  • 11th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Awesome course, trainer, good times for breaks and lunch, decent lunch. Thanks!"
Shell
  • 25th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Adapting from in-person to online course when it was necessary and also allowing me to change course at the last minute. I'm very impressed and grateful."
Itad
  • 21st February - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Really engaging sessions that are a mix of learning content and physically trialing the new skills learnt in programs. Great introduction and pace for a range of levels in graphic design. Great facilities and access to programs, with examples ready to use and loaded on the the desktops. Very organised and a knowledgeable trainer."
Natural England
  • 16th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Highly knowledgeable, friendly trainers, excellent technology, great location and great food/refreshments"
Gamma Plc
  • 9th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very friendly, helpful with great facilities. The tutor was patient and great!"
Willis Towers Watson
  • 9th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Really great course, I learned so much. The pace was good, inspiring but also challenging. Thank you!"
Imperial College London
  • 7th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Really thorough information, explained clearly and at a good pace. Relevant for multiple uses which was really helpful. Clear instruction, really patient instructor who was friendly and approachable. Lunch was great and the breaks were well spaced out."
Usborne
  • 18th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very friendly and knowledgeable. I feel like i can take a lot away from this and put it into my work. Giving instructions via zoom may seem challenging when you're giving technical training but the communication was excellent and any key points that needed to be repeated were done so. Any questions i had when relating this to my company were answered."
Lumenisity
  • 7th January - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Trainer was very knowledgeable, patient and got all the content across well. Food & refreshments provided were amazing!"
Bango
  • 17th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very clear explanations and answers to questions even beyond the immediate scope of the course (e.g. what might be intermediate tasks in InDesign, how to identify fonts and find images online). Lovely space, staff and food as well!"
Principle Consulting
  • 17th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Explaining, demonstrating clearly, keeping attention focused."
Nord Anglia Education
  • 22nd October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Explaining and being thorough. Everything was easy to understand and go through, the pace was also perfect."
Acre Resources
  • 20th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The course was ran at a really good place and I enjoyed being able to view what Ian was doing on the screen and follow along. I felt it was a really great overview of XD and it felt like we covered a lot just in the one day. Looking forward to being back at Media Training soon!"
Boden
  • 15th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Friendly, good class-size, good structure. I liked the practices. Covered good range of skills."
Media Training Ltd
  • 6th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Working at a speed relevant for all students"
Met Police
  • 6th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The trainer Ian, and the training materials, were excellent. Lunch was delicious."
Wellcome Trust
  • 6th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Well thought out course plan and facilities. Would recommend and will be back in the future for an intermediate course"
Tate Gallery
  • 6th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Really knowledgable and took the time to make sure everyone was on the same page. The classes were small enough for everyone to be able to keep up and not get lost or left behind."
Little Dot Studios
  • 6th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Well delivered and good interactive sessions"
Acre
  • 2nd September - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great course, well broken up days, lots of practice with Indesign"
WWF-UK
  • 2nd September - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian