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Simo's Bio & Reviews

Simo's Experience

  • Teaching since 1996
  • 33 years of industry expertise
  • Led 502 courses
  • Taught 1959 learners

Simo is our Adobe Photoshop expert extraordinaire! He started his career as a photographer, before working in post-production as a re-toucher.

He is also highly experienced in the use of Photoshop within graphic design and CGI based industries.

Learner Reviews For Simo



"The course was brilliant - Simo was a fantastic trainer and I'll be back for courses in the future"
BBC
  • 22nd April - Classroom
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"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the course, the knowledge and expertise of Simo was amazing. I feel much more comfortable navigating different areas of Photoshop, I feel like I will be able to work much more efficiently using proper work processes in my future work. :)"
Specsavers Optical Group
  • 22nd April - Classroom
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"Friendly, approachable and knowledgable instructor Simo, welcoming team and environment, in a great location. Lovely experience and learnt a lot!"
Specsavers
  • 22nd April - Classroom
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"Adapting the course to questions and needs"
Usborne
  • 18th April - Online
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"Interaction, support, informative and was really amazing. 10/10 Thank you!"
None
  • 18th April - Online
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"Trainer is patient and knowledgeable, the place is clean and nice, staffs are friendly"
Penguin Random House
  • 15th April - Classroom
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"Creating a friendly and engaging working environment"
MUBI
  • 10th April - Classroom
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"Tutor was knowledgeable and approachable. Venue was clean and comfortable with great facilities. We would hope to use you again for future training needs."
National Theatre
  • 10th April - Classroom
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"I've enjoyed both courses I've attended so far, both really engaging and informative"
Lloyds Banking Group
  • 2nd April - Online
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"Very clear, very patient, always happy to go over any subject raised"
Niterra UK Ltd
  • 2nd April - Online
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"All helpful examples and explained clearly and quite easy to follow."
Sony Music
  • 27th March - Classroom
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"Great range of examples and skills which were adaptable for different jobs. Learnt great processes and loved the chance to be creative within the learning. Everyone was very approachable and friendly - thank you!"
BBC
  • 27th March - Classroom
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"Excellent course, loads learned, Thank you."
Metropolitan Police
  • 27th March - Classroom
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"Everything was great. The trainer was really knowledgeable and helpful. Good sized group."
Yale University Press
  • 25th March - Classroom
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"Food was lovely, trainer was very patient and understanding. Lovely facility! Will most certainly be back :)"
URC
  • 25th March - Classroom
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"Not stupid early starts, food and trainers and content... all fab"
Metropolitan Police
  • 25th March - Classroom
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"Simo was really knowledgeable and was able to answer all the questions we had. I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot that I can now take into my day to day work."
Verve Concepts
  • 25th March - Classroom
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"Very well organised, extremely knowledgable and went at a reasonable pace that we could keep up. Lunch was great as well, and support staff amazing"
Cherrythinking.com
  • 22nd March - Classroom
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"Supremely knowledgable trainers and great personable guidance on the course. Facilities are great including the food and drink, can't fault the service."
BBC
  • 22nd March - Classroom
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"I was lucky to have a one on one so I really enjoyed the 2 days . The pace was great, teacher very nice to be around, calm&knowledgeable."
Value Retail
  • 6th March - Online
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"Everything, thought the course and facilities were excellent"
Yale University Press
  • 29th February - Classroom
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"Answering questions, explaining problems"
Syneos Health
  • 29th February - Classroom
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"Explaining photoshop in a way that felt accessible"
BBC Three
  • 29th February - Classroom
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"Great course, learned a lot about masking which was a very weak area for me"
Logitech
  • 26th February - Classroom
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"Showing us a step by step instruction on how to do things on photoshop. Im intrigued on what the advance course has ;)"
OLIVER
  • 26th February - Classroom
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"Lovely setting, brilliant staff, great food. Excellent and supportive tutor with very good expertise in Photoshop."
Yale University Press
  • 26th February - Classroom
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"The tutor was very knowledgeable and able to answer all specific questions. Super helpful course!"
Yale University Press
  • 26th February - Classroom
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"Simo was a really great teacher and I really enjoyed the course."
Yale University Press
  • 26th February - Classroom
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"Just doing exercise that encourage us to learn more about tools and shortcuts"
Oliver
  • 21st February - Online
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"Explaining everything in great detail, taking time to process everything, and allowing us to share our screens so we could get feedback on our work and examples."
Marylebone Cricket Club
  • 21st February - Online
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"Excellent course! A lot was learned and the staff were very helpful. Simo was a great teacher."
Nuxe
  • 14th February - Classroom
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"Knowledgable tutor, very patient, explained everything really well. I hated ps and I'm excited to use it now. I did a course online with soho editors in the past and came away more confused but much more confident now with a great tutor."
BBC
  • 14th February - Classroom
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"Great equipment that makes it easy to follow lesson; patient knowledgeable tutor ready to answer all questions."
Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • 14th February - Classroom
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"Simo was really helpful and always making sure everyone was following, and answered all of our questions"
Usborne
  • 14th February - Classroom
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"Lovely environment for learning. Feel like I'll return to work refreshed and enthusiastic to put into practice what I have learned."
Little Dot Studios
  • 31st January - Classroom
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"Very knowledgeable, learnt lots of good tips and tricks and definitely excited to use all the new skills I have learnt over the 2 days"
Little Dot Studios
  • 31st January - Classroom
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"The course was really well structured and covered a good amount of topics in good depth. We were given enough practical examples to learn to effectively use new tools and techniques and apply them to future projects."
Little Dot Studios
  • 31st January - Classroom
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"Step by step examples and relevant examples. What a nice building! Clear instructor."
National Gallery
  • 31st January - Classroom
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"I learned a lot on this course - the level was just right and so much was packed into two days. The building is easy to find, team were friendly and helpful. I'd look to use Media Training for courses in future. Thank you to the ML team."
Yale University Press
  • 31st January - Classroom
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"The course was very detailed and concise with each module. The trainer's knowledge on questions off topic was insightful and there wasn't an question that couldn't be answered. The format for each day is also great as it breaks it up nicely."
Bloomsbury Publishing
  • 31st January - Classroom
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"Really lovely space, great wide-ranging content and a kind and knowledgeable trainer - thanks so much!"
Yale University Press
  • 24th January - Classroom
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"People have been lovely, food and drinks provided has been great"
Crown Prosecution Service
  • 3rd January - Classroom
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"Really knowledgeable trainer, good learning pace for course and very detailed."
Royal Hospital Chelsea
  • 29th November - Classroom
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"Amazing course, learnt a lot. It was very well structured and we were encouraged to save our progress to review later on in our own time."
Amazon Web Services
  • 9th November - Classroom
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"Teacher was incredibly knowledgable and well prepared with great assets."
Silverdoor Agency
  • 9th November - Classroom
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"Simo is a very well prepared, knowledgeable, patient lecturer. Really like the way he guided us through different tasks leveraging different skills or tools instead of teaching the functions separately. Step by step teaching definitely helps strengthening our memories!"
Loreal
  • 11th October - Classroom
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"Really knowledgeable. Super helpful for complete beginners and understand the settings on the camera much better to get effective photos. Practical learning of the course and testing shots in different settings was really useful."
Royal Hospital Chelsea
  • 9th October - Classroom
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"Our trainer was amazing, made the subject manager really exciting, like I said to him, it was like he lifted the vail of camera secrecy, I now feel like a proper camera person after just one day, I can only imagine how good I'd be with a few more days. Will 100% be recommending this course to work colleagues"
SEGA
  • 9th October - Classroom
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"Overall this was an amazing course! I learned lots especially because I was the only person in class, it really felt like the course was catered to me. Simo is a great instructor, very personable, knowledgeable and taught at a balanced and manageable pace. I learned tons of useful skills that I'll be sure to carry with me and use! Would really recommend this to anyone. Thank you again!"
Lloyd's Of London
  • 25th September - Classroom
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"Simo was very helpful as a trainer. He answered all questions and helped each of us individually. He was very informative and clear in each section. The screen sharing from each attendee was very helpful. I was clueless and now feel more confident with Photoshop and the platform. I would recommend this course and Simo. I would like to attend another course in the near future. I enjoyed the two days and learned a lot."
L’Oréal
  • 21st August - Online
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"Simo was really great! He was my first tutor for my beginners class so it was nice to see him again. He explained things in good detail and I learnt many helpful things! Thanks again"
ICAEW
  • 19th July - Classroom
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"Very welcoming, excellent knowledge of trainer and fantastic facilities"
Everyman Media Ltd
  • 14th July - Classroom
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"Thank you, this was exactly what I needed - answered the questions I already had plus some new questions I wouldn't have thought to ask beforehand!"
Penguin Random House
  • 14th July - Classroom
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"Great and approachable trainer, very patient and helpful."
Everyman
  • 14th July - Classroom
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"Really great experience, fantastic facilities and staff - look forward to coming back!"
Hill Group
  • 19th June - Classroom
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"Super welcoming and friendly staff, lovely venue and facilities. Our tutor seemed very knowledgable, helpful and patient. It was great to see how all the scenarios and example files/documents were set up well, in preparation for our training days. Instructions from the tutor were easy to follow, good pace."
Macademia
  • 11th May - Classroom
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"Very nice and helpful course leader, learnt lots of really useful skills - very nice environment overall."
MVF Global
  • 24th April - Classroom
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"Very knowledgeable course leaders, answered all my questions, very fun to learn with!"
Penguin Random House
  • 17th April - Online
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"The environment and offices were great. facilities were excellent. Trainer Simo was brilliant and very helpful."
St Georges Weybridge
  • 13th April - Classroom
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"Step-by-step walking through every part of the course, and the informative nature of it was very impressive. The atmosphere was welcoming and the days well run."
BBC
  • 29th March - Classroom
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"Very informative and eye-opening to new techniques that will be very handy in our workplace"
Fabrick Marketing
  • 24th March - Classroom
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"Really helpful course and great tutor - I feel confident using Photoshop now!"
Sony Music
  • 2nd March - Classroom
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"The course was really informative and the facilities were excellent! Food was also excellent!"
Commercial Services Group
  • 28th February - Classroom
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"The pace of the learning was really engaging and any questions we had were answered thoroughly. There were breaks spaced out throughout the day, which helped with keeping engaged. Overall really good!"
Brewers
  • 8th February - Classroom
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"The training as a whole was really engaging and the knowledge learnt in 2 days was so so good! The pace the training moved throughout was perfect. Couldn't fault at all."
Brewers
  • 8th February - Classroom
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"Great detailed trainer who was very passionate and knowledgeable about photoshop, really enjoyable course which helped me feel a lot more confident with Photoshop!"
Holiday Extras
  • 31st January - Classroom
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"Simo, the course leader was very knowledgable and inspiring, he took everything at a good pace and was very good at explaining all elements and details of the course."
Selfridges
  • 12th January - Online
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"Simo was an absolutely fantastic trainer. I've learnt so much in just two days. What i've learnt is going to help me out so much, both for work and home life. It's such an interesting programme, and i'm feeling very confident going forward now thanks to Simo."
East Sussex County Council
  • 12th January - Online
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"Great pace for learning. Nobody was left behind. Very informative and accommodating. Happy to answer questions. No complaints."
NOW
  • 4th January - Classroom
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"Made what felt like it would be a daunting course, incredibly enjoyable and fun. It has made me want to learn even more. Great resources and information, and the course went at the perfect pace for those who are complete novices."
NOW
  • 4th January - Classroom
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"The media training team are very welcoming and make the whole training experience not only very informative but super enjoyable. Always a friendly smile and offering food and drink. Simo was very descriptive and skilled at explaining and displaying the ins and outs of Photoshop, making sure all trainees left the course with enough know-how and confidence to use Photoshop with ease."
Gullivers Sports Travel
  • 5th December - Classroom
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"Great environment, comfortable rooms and Simo , the photoshop trainer was so knowledgeable. Fantastic."
St Angelas Ursuline School
  • 30th November - Classroom
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"Great quantity of topics covered, nice pace, and well targeted/designed course for the Intermediate level. Nice variety of projects and files to work on."
BBC News
  • 30th November - Classroom
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"Simo was brilliant - I really enjoyed the course and felt inspired afterwards. I've learnt a lot and despite there being a lot to take in on a brand new piece of software, I didn't feel overwhelmed at all and actually feel learning has stuck with me! Thank you Simo"
Surrey Heartlands (NHS)
  • 24th November - Online
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"The course was incredibly informative and useful. Well aimed at beginner level with a good learning speed. Great opportunities to ask questions and consolidate knowledge. Very knowledgeable trainer and very patient! Varied database of examples and useful guides to take away. Would highly recommend."
Hampshire Police
  • 14th November - Classroom
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"The course was excellent. Simo is a great teacher and went at the perfect pace for learning. Small class size works well for when people have questions. Lunch was good, and everyone was friendly."
Fold7
  • 10th November - Classroom
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"Very helpful course, simple but very effective. Would definitely recommend. Very nice environment, great teacher and staff members. Very impressed with the snacks and drinks available to have during the course. Very impressed with everything"
Asprey
  • 10th November - Classroom
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"Everything was lovely! Thank you very much would recommend!"
Priceless Group
  • 8th November - Classroom
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"Delivery was great - relaxed and informative. Well paced. Trainer's knowledge was superb."
DSL Flooring Ltd
  • 2nd November - Online
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"The entire class touched upon important useful tips including shortcuts. The fact that we practised it along with the trainer was a useful way to learn as we go. It was fast-paced but not boring. There were important tips shared by teacher Simo, and he's extremely patient. Really designed for beginner's level without being over-bearing."
Nil
  • 24th October - Classroom
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"Teaching a diverse range of techniques. Simo was great at giving advice that could be tailored to fit each person in the group that have different retouching needs."
Phase Eight
  • 13th October - Classroom
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"You created a great supportive environment to learn in. Staff are all lovely and helped to create a relaxing and homely environment."
Schroders
  • 11th October - Classroom
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"Really helpful and welcoming from the get go. Trainer was very easy to follow and well-spoken when describing issues and the course in general."
L'Oreal
  • 11th October - Classroom
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"Very good course, the best I have attended so far through my work. Very interactive and Simo was great and explained everything well"
SSSC
  • 5th October - Online
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"The course flowed really well, was in depth and at a great pace. My tutor was very patient and knowledgable and this has been incredible useful. A lovely environment also."
Edmiston
  • 30th August - Classroom
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"Simo was really friendly and knowledgeable. He explained the basics really well but also catered the course to our individual needs and interests."
British Transport Police
  • 24th August - Online
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"The whole set up was good from start to finish, from the warm welcome by the reception staff, to the course delivery."
Stephanie Geary
  • 17th August - Classroom
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"Creating a nice environment to learn and being super friendly and cooperative. Providing great help and a fantastic tutor."
Louis Vuitton
  • 17th August - Classroom
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"Simo was an excellent trainer. He explained everything slowly (but not too slowly!), clearly and answered all questions. It was pitched perfectly - I never felt silly for asking a question and Simo made sure I understood his answers. Thank you so much, this course was brilliant and I would highly recommend it to my colleagues!"
Imperial War Museums
  • 1st August - Online
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"Everything. I really enjoyed all the three courses I have taken with Media Training. I am using InDesign now on a daily basis and I am looking forward starting to use Photoshop as well."
Foothold America
  • 12th July - Online
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"Friendly, non intimidating atmosphere. Course was really relevant with great working examples."
Buckingham Schenk
  • 4th July - Classroom
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"Very friendly. Space was lovely. Simo was a very educational instructor, I felt like I learnt a lot!"
Little Dot Studios
  • 23rd June - Classroom
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"Very clear, and concise. The training was very useful, learnt many new tools."
Little Dot Studios
  • 23rd June - Classroom
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"I liked how it was hands on and loads of opportunities to put what we were learning into practice. Simo is really engaging and made the day fun."
Huma
  • 10th June - Classroom
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"Really great instruction, very clear and made sure no-one got behind. Really helpful support after, and any questions answered too! Thanks!"
Sony Music
  • 8th June - Online
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"Very knowledgable and friendly approach. Laid back but focussed on the course at hand. Open to talking about specific parts of the program that are relevant to you."
Sega Europe
  • 20th May - Classroom
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"Simo was EXCELLENT. Came in feeling uneasy opening photoshop, but now feel much more knowledgeable and comfortable using it. He is an excellent teacher. Team at the centre were super friendly and lunch was great."
Crimestoppers
  • 16th May - Classroom
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"Really helpful course with some great tips! Simo was very knowledgeable and was super helpful answering any questions we had. Would recommend this course! Feel much more confident with using photoshop now."
Hampshire County Council
  • 11th April - Online
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"Teacher was fantastic and helped whenever, gave fantastic advice. Food was great, people were lovely, will definitely be doing more of these here!"
Battersea
  • 6th April - Classroom
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