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Ian's Bio & Reviews

Ian's Experience

  • Teaching since 2014
  • 26 years of industry expertise
  • Led 351 courses
  • Taught 1462 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



"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


"Really clear instructions. we went at a good pace"
Emanuel School
  • 25th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Trainer was really good at taking us through slowly, making sure we all knew the steps and understanding them fully."
Canary Wharf Group
  • 25th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Everything! Very informative course and all staff were friendly and approachable. Thank you."
Gardener Schools Group
  • 25th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The entire day was really organised and I felt the overall course was effective and successful."
NA
  • 25th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Training, providing macs/pc's, nice amount of breaks, good small group size, providing services and guides after the course is over"
London Wildlife Trust
  • 25th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was very patient with us and very knowledgable. He was very clear with instructions and good with time management so expectations were managed well."
HSBC
  • 20th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was really knowledgable and helpful when we needed help! I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot in one day, thank you Ian and the team! :)"
Allied Bakeries
  • 20th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Really lovely, welcoming environment with great staff"
Passion Pictures
  • 4th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Really detailed in training, made sure everyone was clear before moving onto the next topic as well as making time for any question at the end of each topic - centre team were really friendly and helpful as well."
Crown Prosecution Service
  • 4th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian went at a really good pace and we covered a wide range of skills and techniques so I feel suitably prepared to use InDesign at work."
Edmiston
  • 4th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian is very knowledgeable and has a lovely presentation manner. He kept me engaged."
Lisa Griffin
  • 30th July - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"The trainer was really engaging and clearly very knowledgeable. Good scope of content."
Sage
  • 2nd July - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"The course was super informative, the office amazing and the tech was great. I really enjoyed this course and will definitely seek to learn more with you guys in future!"
Railway Industry Association
  • 30th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Everything was amazing from tutors to the course and the food!"
Griffin Media Solutions
  • 28th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Trainer was super friendly and clear. Staff were also very nice. The location is brilliant!"
Plan International
  • 25th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very good course and Ian was very helpful"
Henry Riley
  • 21st June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great environment to learn and great trainer"
Peach Design
  • 21st June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Lots of detail and information - flow of course at a brisk pace."
Immanuel College
  • 21st June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Knowledge of the trainer, the facilities, issues were sorted very quickly. he training course was brilliant and the facilities were top notch! The lunch and refreshments provided were lovely and social distancing measures are kept in place."
Crown Prosecution Service
  • 11th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was impressive, really prepared with both learning materials (handouts) and practical tasks. The course gives you a great basic knowledge of Graphic Design, especially InDesign. There has been a good balance between theory and practice. As a person that never came into contact with graphic design before, I feel extremely happy with the course and the experience overall."
Media Training Ltd
  • 11th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The trainer (Ian) was very approachable and friendly - you felt comfortable asking him any questions or going over anything you'd missed first time. He has given me lots of good ideas that I'll definitely use at work. This course really usefully supplements Media Training's InDesign courses. I'd recommend doing it between your InDesign: Introduction and InDesign: Intermediate courses. The course is well paced, with well-timed breaks and lunch. Although I particularly liked your previous centre as it was so funky and full of character, the new centre is as good as it can be. Very spacious and airy, very clean, great views!"
House Of Lords
  • 11th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Liked all the little computer shortcuts and I liked having time in the course to be able to experiment and try it for myself. Also a very good class size, very friendly people and a lovely, comfortable, work enviroment."
Sammy Barratt
  • 11th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great location, great food, great instructors"
PDP London
  • 3rd June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Teaching overall. Being patient with questions/ queries. One to one help during the course."
Project Centre
  • 1st June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Everything! Professionalism, hosting, food, quality content"
Avidity Science
  • 1st June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"It was great that it was a small group. We could ask lots and lots of questions even outside of indesign and the trainer explained everything in lots of detail."
Hallmark Care Homes
  • 1st June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"There was useful context given during the training, and it felt as though we covered a broad range of topics"
Imperial College London
  • 1st June - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Identifying my training requirements and providing appropriate training at a level at which I can take away and use."
Victim Support
  • 17th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian explained everything really well. I was worried the course wouldn't be for complete beginners but I'd never even opened InDesign before and managed to follow along. Ian was also really great at solving any problems we had encountered by sharing our screens. Thank you!"
Adatis
  • 10th May - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was a great tutor, really helpful and responsive and I learnt so so much!"
Eastside
  • 10th May - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Great - comprehensive, friendly and v helpful"
Ben Gordon
  • 7th May - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian went through everything at a good speed - enough to keep you engaged but not so quickly you felt rushed/ didn't understand each step."
UCL
  • 28th April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Everything! Ian is clearly an expert in Illustrator, was friendly and engaging and willing to answer all questions. The course delivery was seamless and exactly on time, with no hiccups. A very professional and practical service - thank you!"
UCL
  • 28th April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Really useful and detailed course. I look forward to putting my training in to practice :)"
L&Q
  • 22nd April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"It was my first Media Training course, and it sets a good benchmark."
Fitch Ratings
  • 22nd April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Taking it step by step and spacing it out over two days was good. There was a lot covered but I was able to take on board a lot of it. Also sending the prompt/support documents also helped as I was able to focus on what Ian, the trainer, was saying rather than having to take notes too."
The Open University
  • 19th April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Great tutor and support. Very, patient - thank you!"
Cadogan Estates Ltd
  • 8th April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was great and really patient & knowlageble, thank you Ian! :)"
BEAUTY BAY
  • 8th April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Friendly and very skilled instructor with clear guidance. Helpful and made sure no one was left behind"
Hardie Grant
  • 17th March - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Good examples and pacing, didn't feel like any time was wasted. Ian was great at finding time for everyones questions"
Beauty Bay
  • 17th March - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Taking enough time to go through each step and making it clear and easy to follow! Thank you!"
St George
  • 8th February - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Great help and support going through all the steps"
WTT Consulting
  • 8th February - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Knowledgable, Straight forward instruction. Good examples, quality assetts"
Nettl Of Rochester
  • 4th February - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Very clear instructions, friendly trainer, gave enough time to follow along and checked in."
Perq Studio
  • 4th February - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Pre-course was excellent, course length and details within were great!"
FotMob
  • 4th February - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Manageable pacing, small group, informal atmosphere"
Commonwealth Secretariat
  • 27th January - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Clear instructions and knowledgable answers when asked a question"
Velindre Trust NHS
  • 15th January - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Good examples, explanation and reviewing session."
Virtuozzo
  • 15th January - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Great new tips, answering questions, and handling my technical difficulties! Good break timings"
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  • 21st December - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Patient very knowledgeable. Ian was relaxed and confident in his approve and took his time with all in the group - 5 star!!"
Cherry
  • 10th December - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"The great knowledge, friendly tutors, good attention of detail, the pace of the training, keeping attention and good break time (not too long, not too short)"
Medline International Germany GmbH
  • 25th November - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Well organized, super nice Training. Thanks"
Medline International Germany GmbH
  • 25th November - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Really good Indesign files to work with, clear instructions, small group which is easier for online learning."
MASS
  • 25th November - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Lots of variety which kept it really interesting!"
DHSC
  • 23rd November - Online
  • Expert - Ian