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Ian's Bio & Reviews

Ian's Experience

  • Teaching since 2014
  • 25 years of industry expertise
  • Led 267 courses
  • Taught 1106 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



"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


"The instructor explanations were excellent, clear and I learned a lot."
Department Of Health And Social Care
  • 23rd November - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Well organised, engaging, great experience overall"
Talanton Investment
  • 23rd November - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Instructions were very clear for each task"
Elsevier
  • 23rd November - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"I enjoyed the course and Ian was great and very patient, Cleanliness AMAZING, smooth running of the day, kept well hydrated with water and tea."
Lord's Taverners
  • 19th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Providing excellent trainers, an excellent lunch, a clean and covid secure environment and all the staff were friendly and very helpful. Thank you very much. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend this centre to a colleague or friend. Rosalie"
Henry Riley LLP
  • 19th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Learnt a lot of new things, really appreciated the handouts! Always enjoy these courses. Thanks Ian for your patience!"
Kemp Little
  • 7th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very good at explaining and understanding when you get stuck or confused."
AM1 Projects Ltd
  • 26th August - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"The course was fantastic, very patient teacher with a fantastic knowledge and a great introduction. Would 100% recommend this to everyone."
RCoA
  • 20th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Super informative, managed to fit so much content in two days!"
Palomar
  • 20th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great explanation and patience when things went wrong. Always answered everyone's questions"
MGP Ltd
  • 10th August - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Great content of the course, very pleased, will definitely use again."
Alena Kravchenko
  • 10th August - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was very good at being able to answer all our questions and very informative with what was shown. He made sure he helped us all in ways which benefited us most in respect to how our photoshop was arranged differently to one another."
CMR Surgical
  • 10th August - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Great friendly patient trainer...together with a friendly team. Will definitely be going away being more knowledgable in Indesign, with lots of new tricks."
Mazars
  • 6th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Easy instructions on paper following examples"
Metropolitan Police
  • 30th July - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"The pace and simplicity of how things were explained - great!"
Mothers2mothers
  • 27th July - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Very knowledgeable about the subject and gave us alternative ways to do things within indesign"
Epping Forest District Council
  • 27th July - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Staff were very friendly and helpful, the location is perfect!!"
Lesta Packaging PLC
  • 20th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Cleanliness, lovely manners, great snacks, general upbeat and so knowledgable."
Icon Books
  • 20th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Explaining thoroughly and ensuring that participants understood each concept."
Imperial College
  • 28th May - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable."
Norman Disney & Young
  • 28th May - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was a great tutor. Excellent knowledge of InDesign. Clear and concise guidance throughout."
Network Rail
  • 26th May - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"It was really well organised and planned and easy to follow..."
Mitie Ltd
  • 20th May - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Great examples and relevant exercises for what I will create in my role. Really useful keyboard shortcut hints and tips. Ian is great at answering questions on the spot and has an accessible and friendly presentation/training style. Thank you!"
Travers Smith
  • 20th May - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Really enjoyed the training and Ian was very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. I am excited to go away and practise my new skills :)"
Omniplex UK (Limited)
  • 13th May - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian took a good amount of time to explain everything - and really the variety of designs we went through over two days was amazing! One of the best training courses I have honestly been on so thank you once again Ian!"
Feed The Minds
  • 30th April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Very clear content, good balance of exercises and very well explained, thank you!"
JLL
  • 30th April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was a really good coach who knew his stuff.. very kind and patient when going back over things that we didn't quite catch. Would definitely recommend Ian and the course to other work colleagues."
OCIMF
  • 30th April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Providing clear examples of how the skills would be used in a work environment."
Halcyon Gallery
  • 16th April - Online
  • Expert - Ian


"Hiring knowledgeable and helpful trainers"
Poplar HARCA
  • 16th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The pace of the training was great - not too fast, not too slow. And Ian always paused to help out if somebody was stuck, which meant that no one got left behind."
Travers Smith
  • 16th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Lunch, pleasant staff, knowledgable trainer and very good coverage of material."
ProMedical
  • 16th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great welcome, friendly environment and fab instructor - thank you!"
Crown Prosecution Service
  • 16th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Welcoming, and the teaching was really good and clear."
UCL
  • 26th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Friendly and approachable, great food, good facilities"
Lidl
  • 26th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Explaining the different elements of in design and the short cuts"
National Housing Federation
  • 26th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Iain was very knowledgeable with InDesign, very inspiring and a good tutor. He have good examples and was easily approachable. The venue was amazing, and the food and refreshments was lovely, toilets were clean. I would recommend this course for anyone who works with InDesign or wants to learn InDesign. Hopefully I will be able to attend another course here in the near future."
Selfridges
  • 26th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian