Ian's Bio & Reviews

Ian's Experience

  • Teaching since 2014
  • 25 years of industry expertise
  • Led 223 courses
  • Taught 941 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



"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


"Very engaging and knowledgable, helpful and went beyond the learning material provided"
Cherry Thinking
  • 9th 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


"Trainer explained everything incredibly well."
Freelance
  • 22nd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Friendly and attentive staff and trainers, created and facilitated a informative working environment. Great lunch"
Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • 22nd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Organisation of booking onto course, very organised sessions, looking after all students and teaching is very good,"
Freelance
  • 22nd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Providing lots of delicious gluten free food options!"
Pacitti Company
  • 20th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Really friendly and knowledgeable, relevant examples and great learning environment!"
Civil Aviation Authority
  • 20th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Everything, thoroughly enjoyed the course"
NHS Resolution
  • 20th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The course was very good and covered a lot and done very well. Staff always friendly."
Canada Life
  • 3rd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Everything was explained in very good depth, at a good pace. Overall a very useful course."
Media Training Lts
  • 3rd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very organised. trainer went at the right pace and went over things to remind us over the 2 days"
ARC Management Consulting
  • 3rd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Food and service was excellent, PC's were fantastic and easy to see and trainer was very knowledgeable and went at a very good pace that was not too quick for beginners"
Gleeds
  • 3rd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The training session was great, really good pace, and for a beginner this has given me a good start and basis to learn and crack on using InDesign myself. Would recommend to a friend."
Lewisham Homes
  • 3rd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Genuinely nothing I could fault, it has been one of the first beginner courses I have been on that I have felt like the information given to me was not delivered as assumed knowledge. My instructor was brilliant, the staff around the break/lunch area were amazing, the food is amazing. Overall pretty faltless."
Royal Air Force
  • 3rd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian was a great instructor - very detailed and patient! He was helpful and made the environment very easy going."
AMV BBDO
  • 16th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Its my second course with Media Training. I find the entire experience very enjoyable. The trainer was great and very helpful. The content covered was very useful filled with lots of exercises and helpful tips. The trainer answered all extra questions and enquiries we had and gave us 100% every time. Overall a very positive experience. I will be back. Keep up the good work. I would recommend to friends and family."
Hertfordshire County Council
  • 16th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The course was very good. The teacher was very kind, and explained everithing very well."
Personal
  • 16th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Everything was great! It was an intro level class and I think I'm leaving with a good understanding of photoshop than before."
Callaly
  • 16th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Everything, as usual! Excellent experience once again, looking forward to my next course!"
Ministry Of Defence
  • 9th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Enjoyable course, relevant material & nice lunch"
Linesight
  • 9th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Thorough, clear instruction. I feel like I understand everything we covered."
Dukes Education
  • 9th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Friendly and welcoming upon arrival. Great refreshments/food and great training"
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • 9th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Well run and very well explained, good pace of learning and good opportunities to practice what was being taught. Ian build up a good rapport even over a short time."
LGBCE
  • 9th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Friendly and organised, good training structure"
Matrix Chambers
  • 17th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"I really enjoyed the practical examples from the course, as well as all the materials."
IPSE
  • 17th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very knowledgable trainer. Friendly and very effective teacher."
MHCLG
  • 11th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Everything - Trainer was brilliant, food was great, the building is lovely and all other staff members were very pleasant! I would highly recommend this company"
Metropolitan Police Service
  • 11th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The food provided was excellent. Staff were very friendly."
Metropolitan Police Service
  • 11th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Impressed by trainer, facilities, catering and front office support"
NHS Resolution
  • 27th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Fantastic course, Ian was really knowledgable and explained everything in a easy to understand way. I feel very confident with my understanding of indesign and my ability to expand my knowledge myself"
Free
  • 23rd November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"The day is structured very well with enough breaks to ensure you do not lose focus. Thank you to our trainer Ian he was very supportive, patient and explained things very well. I would highly reccomend media training to everyone!"
Job Seeking
  • 23rd November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Really insightful course - learnt a lot! Staff/trainer were all welcoming and friendly. Great course which will come in really useful for my work."
Alzheimer's Society
  • 18th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Friendly & Approachable staff, good lunch and refreshments and an informative course."
Willmott Dixon Interiors
  • 18th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Ian went at the pace of the group and made sure everyone understood and could follow each step. The days were structured well and the centre staff were very friendly and helpful."
St Paul's School
  • 18th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Friendly, knowledgeable, good balance of learning and breaks, good class size."
CHS Alliance
  • 14th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, small class sizes"
Natural History Museum
  • 14th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Really friendly and approachable staff and trainers - amazing food and snacks - maybe just letting me keep my plate a little longer so I could go back for seconds ;-)"
Lidl
  • 14th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Great training course for beginners, good timings and location plus excellent food options for both days!"
National Housing Federation
  • 4th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Good pace for the course, learnt a lot and Ian was really knowledgeable. He waited for everyone to catch up, didn't rush through things, answered everyone's questions. Overall, a really great intro to InDesign!"
National Housing Federation
  • 4th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Explaining everything, even if it's just something we've been through."
Levy Real Estate LLP
  • 4th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very organised, logical layout for learning, clear explanations, enough time for questions and issues, great facilities/amenities, nice atmosphere."
McBains
  • 4th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Time spent on each section was great, excellent environment and hospitality, really good knowledge by the trainer"
Levy Real Estate LLP
  • 4th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Very knowledgeable trainer - he broke the course down into very manageable sections"
The Fine Art Group
  • 4th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Lots of good extra examples and answers to questions"
GL Hearn Ltd
  • 16th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"Allowing time to corroborate info without the pace being too slow."
Blackstone Property Management
  • 16th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian


"I enjoyed the course, I've surprisingly learnt a lot in the last two days. things that will definitely help me at work. Thank you very much Ian"
NHS Resolution
  • 16th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Ian