Neil's Bio & Reviews

Neil's Experience

  • Teaching since 2016
  • 23 years of industry expertise
  • Led 168 courses
  • Taught 733 learners

Neil is an animation aficionado! He has drawn his way into many roles as a motion graphics animator, illustrator, storyboard artist, cartoonist and more.

For 10 years Neil worked with Channel 4 on Time Team. He has since worked on many historical documentaries for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, as well as done illustration work for children's books, the Alzheimer Society and more.

Learner Reviews For Neil



"Neil was very attentive and patient, and overall great teacher. Very inspiring and funny!"
Nesta
  • 12th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Tutor was really great and very patient, staff were all really friendly and welcoming."
British Red Cross
  • 12th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Lots of great snacks, quality course content with examples, tailoring course to individual needs, great at answering questions in lots of detail, lots of great reference and extra reading resources, amazing building with great facilities and very modern."
Red Cross
  • 12th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Really knowledgeable trainer - great course."
James Hinton
  • 24th March - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Really good at explaining everything from a basic starter level and also really good at checking in with everyone to make sure everyone is up to speed with the activities"
Liz Earle
  • 24th March - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Really great tech set up and customer service, as usual Great trainer too"
Cabinet Office
  • 24th March - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Being patient and explaining things thoroughly, thanks Neil!"
Fitch Ratings
  • 15th March - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"I thought the course was well organised and structured. However, what most impressed my was Neil - he is clearly incredibly knowledgeable and a great animator, but he was also so patient and so good at explaining everything. The pace and tone of the course was spot on and he managed to bring everyone on the course with him at all stages. He was pretty unflappable and just generally really nice . His passion was evident and that really helped me learn and stay with the course."
Parkinson's UK
  • 15th March - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Clear concise directions, everyone had time to ask questions, no-one was left behind. A fantastic course."
The Playhouse
  • 15th March - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Very friendly, very knowledgeable, happy to help with any issues."
Department For Education
  • 1st March - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"The course was very detailed, everything was explained really well."
Simply Business
  • 15th February - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Very friendly, making you feel comfortable and happy to go over any questions. Good at explaining things simply."
Hampshire County Council
  • 15th February - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Making it relevant to my own work or real examples. Useful links and resources etc. Lots of encouragement :-)"
Commonwealth Secretariat
  • 1st February - Online
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"Keeping everyone engaged and moving at a good pace. It was nice to have a small group."
Gloo Communications Limited
  • 27th January - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was a brilliant trainer. He was thorough and took the time to make sure everyone was on the same page. He was also really funny! I learnt a lot and I now feel more comfortable to use AE."
Bectu
  • 27th January - Online
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"Really knowledgable trainer and great examples which I will use in real life."
Prospect
  • 13th January - Online
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"Neil was brilliant, very patient and happy to answer any questions, go back and forth etc. He adjusted the training well to our needs."
5 News / ITN
  • 13th January - Online
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"Very friendly and more than willing to repeat until we were all at the same level, would highly recommend."
Surreal Creative
  • 13th January - Online
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"Checking in on people and making sure everyone understood. Being able to share screens was really helpful."
Global Witness
  • 13th January - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Make you feel at home, literally! Seriously, very friendly, relaxed, fun way to learn"
Newsquest
  • 4th January - Online
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"Covered lots of useful material and suggested good resources for further training/practice."
Resolution Foundation
  • 4th January - Online
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"Everything was brilliant, Neil was great and moved along at a good pace!"
Opus Energy
  • 4th January - Online
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"Very informative, I learned a lot! Answered questions effectively and was given helpful resources to look at!"
Influencer
  • 21st December - Online
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"Clear with all explanations and good at giving us time to test it out ourselves. All flowed really well too and gave us time for questions which was useful."
Sally Warlow LTD
  • 21st December - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Just very good explaining - use of metaphors really helped."
UK100
  • 21st December - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"I really love the media training courses! I've learnt so much within just 2 days, a massive thank you to Neil for his teaching and inspiring me to want to explore motion graphics further. Everything was well explained and easy to follow, I'd definitely like to attend more media training classes in the future."
Freelance
  • 21st December - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Explaining each section precisely and carefully checking we all understood before we moved on."
Amanda Harrington London
  • 16th December - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Loads of information covered in a short amount of time."
Thames Water
  • 16th December - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was great at explaining the entry level skills for AE. Many thanks."
Simon Glover
  • 26th November - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"It was all great. very smooth admin and prep and the training was a really good pace, and put me at ease. I learned loads. I actually had a certain amount of AE knowledge, but I wanted a solid base and I feel confident now and have a lot of pointers on directions to go. really pleased."
KCLSU
  • 26th November - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Delivery was superb. Very knowlegable course tutor. Great materials. Superb course."
Sunbelt Rentals
  • 26th November - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"As a start to how after effects works it was perfect as it covers everything you would need to know when importing a pre made composition and know how to edit it in the correct manor."
Trailfinders
  • 26th November - Online
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"Consistent explanation for the entire group. No one got left behind. Neil was very clear and encouraging."
Charlotte Tilbury
  • 26th November - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Great, friendly, well paced trainer. Knowledgeable with plenty of useful resources for us at the end. Would recommend to colleagues and friends."
FutureLearn
  • 16th November - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil went at a perfect pace and was brilliant at listening and understanding! Also kept it fun and interesting."
Thames Water
  • 16th November - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil gave a comprehensive introduction to After Effects at a good pace, ensuring all of us grasped the concepts of how it works, which took place over Zoom. You pick up much more compared to learning the software self taught. I would definitely recommend it."
Oyster
  • 16th November - Online
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"Neil was a fantastic trainer. He was so engaging and had great explainers for everything. Loads of interactive parts and he was happy to answer all of our questions. Neil also gave loads of great insider tips for the animation/design industry."
Science + Technology Facilities Council
  • 5th November - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was very knowlegable and the course was kept at a good pace. I've learnt a lot."
Houses Of Parliament
  • 5th November - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was very enthusiastic and motivational! Very patient and a good teacher."
International Paralympic Committee
  • 5th November - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Wide range of information and fantastic at filling in theory and fundamentals"
Fuse
  • 28th October - Online
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"Perfect in an online setting, Neil was very good at making sure we were all keeping up and had understood, especially when we are all on mute, very well done to Neil, it must be tricky when you haven't got a student right there with them. Very helpful and just what I was looking for! Thank you!!"
N/A
  • 21st September - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Good communication, good knowledge - really enjoyed it"
Jewish Care
  • 21st September - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"The tutor is knowledgable, affable and extremely helpful to everyone on the course. Made the course a pleasurable and easy experience."
Gnu Films
  • 21st September - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Great online course. Zoom worked very well and the trainer was very helpful and knowledgeable. This will be very useful for my work and I can't wait to put all this knowledge into practice."
EMA
  • 21st September - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Fantastic! Thank you Neil - and especially for your specific help on all my many questions! Really helpful and friendly."
ActionAid UK
  • 9th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The overall experience was great and I learn't a lot. Thank you"
AS&K
  • 24th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"I really enjoyed the course and truly felt I was learning a lot. The trainer explained everything in a very clear and accessible way. After the course, I understood how to create AE basic animations and felt confident to start working without help. Additionally, the trainer made sure we were doing things correctly and took time to adapt the course to our needs. I also liked that the trainer answered all the questions we asked and was very patient. Thank you!"
Bliss
  • 5th August - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"It was very detailed and was explained very well. Very well presented and loved the extra info such as web links and examples of other tutorials. Learned loads on the two days."
Telegraph
  • 27th July - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Being patient, kind, informative & knowledgable on the day."
Freedom From Torture
  • 27th July - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Really knowledgeable trainer, super insightful and really interesting course. Thanks so much! I feel like my brain might explode (in a good way) so I know I have learned a lot. I feel a lot more confident now."
Marine Stewardship Council
  • 17th June - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Very patient and took time to explain things"
Argoncillo Design Limited
  • 17th June - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Very good at explaining and going through tasks, very interesting and personal experience."
Mando
  • 17th June - Online
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"I felt really looked after by all the staff. Vegan options were great. Neil was an awesome tutor, really enthusiastic, the course was fun and I learnt everything I wanted to from the course. He also gave us a nice big list of references to expand on which I'm looking forward to checking out. Can't wait to book the advanced session now! THANK YOU :)"
GOOD Agency
  • 10th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"A nice learning environment. easy learning approach"
British Heart Foundation
  • 10th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Everything super friendly and very informative! learnt a lot :) thank you"
Mediatel
  • 13th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Thoroughly explaining and pointing out tips and tricks."
Hult International Business School
  • 29th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Trainer was good and learnt lots of good After effect techniques"
MEDIA TRAINING LTD
  • 29th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was really friendly and kept a good pace. I've learned loads and will hopefully be back to do another course soon."
Abel & Cole
  • 13th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"It was all great! Very informative, Neil was a brilliant tutor. Lunch was lovely. Would 100% recommend."
Oyster Marketing & Design
  • 13th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Really good at being enthusiastic and making sure everyone was up to speed and understands before moving on. Also, all of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful."
BT Sport
  • 13th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was really good in filling in the gaps from the introduction course."
Tototheo Maritime
  • 18th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Great trainer, explains things really well :)"
Casumo
  • 18th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil, was great - incredibly knowledgable and a brilliant teacher."
Condor Cycles
  • 18th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The course delegate numbers are great, enough time to tailor for everyones needs"
ICAEW
  • 23rd October - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Great course, insightful. The place is spotless, very organised,"
BCLP
  • 23rd October - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Friendly,organised, helpful and engaging trainer with genuine enthusiasm for subject. Asked if we had any specific things we were trying to achieve And gave us help or direction to make progress. Food was good and plates cleared quickly better than a lot or restaurants. Good work all and especially Neil"
Ofwat
  • 23rd October - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"I loved this place. Congratulations to everyone."
Studio 11
  • 21st October - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Everything! it all felt very well explained, Neil was always happy to repeat anything I had trouble with. I always felt I was in good hands, thank you"
Harrods
  • 14th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Helping individuals, speed of examples, range of examples and answering questions. Also, lunch was great!"
Penguin Random House
  • 14th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Explaining things and making sure people were following while also explaining how things work or why / real world examples, rather than just reading off from a sheet or script and going through it like a check list to get to the end of the lesson."
TVC Group
  • 14th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Small classes were great - more chance to ask questions and ask for individual help"
Midwich
  • 7th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Very good at explaining and providing examples - also helping where stuck!"
NBCU
  • 23rd September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Brilliant Company for training, and the venue is perfect for relaxing in."
AVMI
  • 23rd September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Teaching, hosting, made to feel very welcome and covered everything the class was interested in!"
Lewis Moberly
  • 23rd September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Getting through a lot of content in a short timeframe"
MerchantCantos
  • 16th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Taking time to ensure everyone was at the same point before moving on."
MPL
  • 16th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Knowledge of trainer, refreshments and overall staff are very friendly"
MerchantCantos
  • 16th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Teaching was great, so was the lunch & facilities!"
QMSU
  • 31st August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Good small number of people on the course, very one-to-one"
Joules
  • 31st August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Very attentive and knowledgeable trainer."
Queen Mary Students' Union
  • 31st August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The tutors knowledge of after effects was fantastic. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Very patient tutors."
RTUK
  • 31st August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Making the training accessible whilst also engaging. A really nice balance."
Zappar LTD
  • 27th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Great intro from very basic to quite complicated - didn't feel too baby, but also not too impossible."
Freelance
  • 27th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Really good class pace catering to everyone's needs, nice to be able to work hands-on, on an example project. Awesome to have a resources page to keep looking at after the class."
Sony Music UK
  • 27th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Explaining/patience/snacks/air con/quality of tutorials and software etc"
River Group Content Ltd
  • 27th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Informal environment was very comfortable"
Harrods
  • 27th August - Classroom
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"Providing a comforting environment to learn and unafraid to ask for help. Clear about each step of the course and what's going on. Wanting us to do well and confident doing it ourselves."
Sandals
  • 27th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Great at going into detail and explaining things simply"
RHP
  • 15th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Very good facilities and catering! And Neil was really knowledgeable and helpful!"
Colliers International
  • 15th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Well organised. Lovely space. Excellent lunch."
Coventry University Online
  • 1st July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The course was very in-depth and the trainer was knowledgeable. He answered all questions to the best of his ability and it was really helpful."
Empire Magazine
  • 1st July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Really good trainer, good facilities, very friendly!"
Haymarket Media Group
  • 27th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Well organised. Good food. Great technology setup. Knowledgeable trainer."
Pro AV
  • 27th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"A big thank you to Neil and the team. 10 out 10. Fantastic course!"
Luxottica
  • 27th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Lunch was on point - trainer was good :)"
Mishcon De Reya
  • 17th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Really relevant examples, not too advanced or too much information. So the amount of new things was really easy to understand, not too overwhelming."
Glodefisk
  • 17th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Answering questions on the fly and adding the questions into the day during teaching"
Versus Arthritis
  • 17th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Providing fun examples to work from and how complicated things were explained in the programme"
Versus Arthritis
  • 3rd June - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Clear instructions, fun, good demos and illustrating points on whiteboard, good overview and intro into useful features. FOOD top draw"
Harrods
  • 30th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil