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Graphic Design Tips for Beginners

Graphic Design Tips for Beginners

If you are not a qualified graphic designer but still looking for some helpful tips to make you design like a pro, read on. Often in today’s digital world, all team members are called upon to create basic designs. Entrepreneurs may have to design their own websites, SEO specialists may...

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Benefits of Employee Training in Teams

Saving you time and money, plus encouraging staff motivation and retention are just a few of the benefits of employee training in groups. Here are a few more reasons why group eLearning is a great idea.

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Compound Operators

Compound Operators in JavaScript

If your eyes are scanning these operators and your head is already spinning, pop around to our introduction blog which explains what the different JavaScript operators are and which operators fall under each category. If not, read on to find out what the different compound operators are! What are the...

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Unreal Engine 5

The Launch of Unreal Engine 5
What There Is to Love About It

With brand new core technologies of Lumen and Nanite virtualised micropolygon geometry, things are about to get real and wild in a big way! Not only does this next generation reach for photorealism akin to real life and movie CG, but also aims to make the lives of development teams...

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Top Benefits of Live Virtual Learning

Pour yourself a cuppa, get comfy, and get ready for the classroom to come to you! We all miss the thrill and interaction of a classroom but dread the travel time, cost, and effort to get to and from classes. And herein lies the true beauty of live online classes!

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Searching for design inspiration?

Designing! Sometimes it just flows. Sometimes you hit… THE BLOCK! And as the moon rises and you are sitting staring at your Wacom tablet and sipping on your ice-cold coffee; you cry for inspiration!

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Should I use Adobe Animate or After Effects?

Are you sometimes confused by whether you should be using Adobe Animate or After Effects on a project? In this article, we will explain what the differences are and which software is most commonly used for what kind of project.

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How to become a web developer

How to Become a Web Developer

A web developer is much more than a strangely dressed introvert who writes coding necessary to customize a website. They are the people who put the website together. They work with the graphic artists, copywriters, and coders in some cases, to put together a website that is going to appeal...

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Meet Our Expert Learning & Development Specialist

Meet Our Expert Learning & Development Specialist

Academy Class is a London, Manchester and Online-based training centre focused on assisting graphic designers, architects, web designers and other creative professionals further their careers by providing quality courses, trainers and experienced training advisors.

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How to Become a Web Designer

A web designer is responsible for coding all of the various aspects of a website and is an integral part of any company’s marketing strategy today. A website is the main hub of all digital marketing efforts and without a website, companies must rely on other platforms like social media,...

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Academy Class For Your Training Needs

Academy Class is a London, Manchester and Online-based authorised training centre focused on assisting graphic designers, architects, movie producers, web designers and other creative professionals further their careers by providing quality courses, trainers and experienced training advisors. We know you have options when it comes to picking a training provider...

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Best Architecture Software

Best Architecture Software

Ranging from cheap to expensive, there are lots of different architecture software available on the market, but what is the best architecture software right now? With so many options to choose from, it can lead to choice paralysis. From rookie to seasoned veteran, here are some of the best architecture...

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Why Corporate Training is Vital to Your Success

Why Corporate Training is Vital to Your Success

Employees are a company’s biggest asset, and investing in talent is vital to sustainable business growth and success. Workgroups that engaged in employee development experienced a sales increase and profits double compared to workgroups that didn’t engage at all, according to a study conducted by Gallup.

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10 Career Choices for Creative People

Being a creative genius does not mean that you have to be a starving artist. Earning well in a creative job is what dreams are made of, right? Creative career paths like Graphic Design, Web Design, photography, architecture and so on are becoming more and more prominent every day with...

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10 Top Graphic Design Trends

Top 10 Graphic Design Trends

If there is one thing that history has taught us, it is that when things are shaken up, innovation will thrive. The world has been turned upside down by AI, augmented reality and 3D printing technology and graphic design is letting it’s inner freak out by becoming freer, more unconventional...

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The Importance of Training

Training is an integral part of any freelancer or company’s success. The importance of training is often overlooked or neglected, but it absolutely should not be. It is not only an important part of the growth of a company or individuals skill-set and knowledge-base, it is also a vital one....

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Why Becoming a Developer Will Earn You The Big Bucks!

Developers are among the most highly sought-after tech professionals in the workforce, with increased demand and talent shortages. Since technology is advancing so rapidly, each business has become a tech company to some degree and requirements now range from software engineers to front-end Developers.

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Why & How You Should Learn
HTML & CSS

HTML & CSS are the building blocks of most websites today and form a core element of any Development course. You must develop a strong understanding of these languages before you even think of starting a career in web development. Happily, we offer amazing courses on this, check them out.

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Adobe Software Comparison
– What To Use and Where

InCopy? InDesign? Spark Post? Animate? Character Animator? Prelude? Are you pulling your hair out trying to figure out which Adobe app is used for what?  You’re not alone and it's certainly befuddling; especially if you have the full creative suite with their 20+ apps!

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The YouTuber Revolution & Consumer Influence

Television just isn’t as popular as it used to be as people increasingly gravitate towards influencer opinions and trends. Where do they do this? YouTube, of course. YouTube’s popularity has soared as millenials glue themselves to their phones and tablets. YouTubers like Jeffree Star, Jenna Marbles, Pewdiepie and James Charles...

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Soft Skills That Will Take Your Career To The Top

Soft skills are highly underrated but regardless of the industry, they can be essential for career growth. Many soft skills can be taught and some are instinctual, but when it comes down to a group of people vying for a promotion [...]Read More

Emerging Trends: When Education & Technology Collide

When it comes to vocational training and education in general, like everything else, an industry must grow and evolve in order to meet the ever-growing demands of its time. As such, the use of technology to assist in teaching has seen substantial growth in recent years and will continue to...

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Social Media Trends to Plan for in 2019

There’s nothing constant but change, and the business world is no exception, particularly in today’s day and age, where technology has sped up the consumption process and brought the world closer together. With bigger, more diverse audiences, understanding the needs of the individual is still a vital ingredient for success...

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How Ongoing Soft Skills Development Benefits Your Organization

When we talk about soft skills, we refer to those intangible interpersonal skills that are essential among individuals in a workplace for them to work together congruently as a team; skills such as communication, empathy, and teamwork. Over and above professional qualifications and certifications, soft skills are difficult to quantify...

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Rūta Norvilaitė

REVIT Architecture, REVIT Structure, AUTOCAD INSTRUCTOR & ARCHITECT – ARCHITECTURE – I finished architecture and interior design studies. Now after more than 10 years in these fields, I feel like I’m an experienced creator with a lot of know-how. My favorite part of any project is experimenting with different forms and...

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Photoshop design Clock

Time Saving Tricks for Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful tool for creating and editing photographs and artwork that showcase your skill but could it be working even smarter for you? We have collated some handy time-saving tips to help you work smarter to achieve the same – if not better – results. We offer...

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Time Saving Tricks for AutoCAD

Engineers, architects and product designers alike make use of AutoCAD to design and draft their creations for their clients. We have compiled a few tips for our students and future professionals to help save time, work smarter and achieve better, more timeous results.

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WordPress Hacks for Smart Developing

Working in web design can be challenging. There are a million things you need to know and make provisions for in order to build a responsive, beautiful and secure website for your clients. However, there are a ton of tips and tricks out there to help you simplify your WordPress...

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Academy Class Indesign Hints and Tips

Work smarter with 8 more Adobe InDesign tips – Infographic

We know that you loved our previous post 8 Adobe InDesign Tips and Tricks For Faster Work – Infographic so we have brought you 8 more! These tips will teach you about templates, placeholder text, shared graphics, calculating frame sizes, copying effects and more. Our Adobe-accredited and industry-experienced instructors will...

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What You Can Achieve with Adobe InDesign

When it comes to developing communication resources for both print and digital publication, few development programs can hold a candle to Adobe InDesign. It’s powerful capabilities allow you to seamlessly craft stunning marketing materials for publication online and on paper. This article will take a look at a few of...

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Virtual Reality in the Business

Virtual Reality, or VR, is literally changing the way we view the world around us. VR headsets are now being manufactured by more than a handful of companies, and the cost of getting your hands on a VR headset is decreasing year on year. Soon most households will have at...

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Adobe Skills – businessman having a meeting

Why Businessmen and Marketers Need Adobe Skills

Whether you're a marketer promoting your company through various marketing avenues, or you're a businessman delivering presentations and big ideas to packed boardrooms on a weekly basis - there certainly are benefits to be gained from learning Adobe skills. These are computer programs that improve organisational content, whether for internal...

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Become the CAD visualiser your company needs.

Do you work in construction, civil service, shipbuilding, engineering or manufacturing? Set your goals for the New Year with Academy Class and become the CAD visualiser your company needs. Advance in your field of construction, engineering, manufacturing and even shipbuilding with UK’s leading digital media training company Academy Class and...

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Are you an Entrepreneur in waiting?

Are you an Entrepreneur in waiting? Unleash your creativity and equip yourself with a certified Creative Licence with Academy Class. Unlock your potential and most importantly unleash your creativity with the help of UK’s leading digital media training company Academy Class. Academy Class is giving their clients an unmatched creative...

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Can silence be a trigger in a presentation?

Silence can often be uncomfortable. It can suggest that a conversation got to a difficult point or that there is not much left to be said. Adding these to the formalities of a training session, silent pauses might sometimes get in the way of a successful presentation. That, of course,...

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5 qualities every trainer must have

Being a trainer is not only a job, but also a responsibility. It means helping others get and understand information, so it may actually represent a starting point or the height of somebody’s career. This is why a trainer must check several points on the “Must have” qualities list in...

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The most efficient feedback

“Feedback” is a concept that everybody finds simple to understand and therefore simple to use. However, it is not always clear for everybody how to use it properly and while some might be under the impression that they figured it out, there is evidence to the contrary. Understood as a...

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The best way to end a training course

As a trainer, the information you gather for your presentation, the arguments you prepare, the examples and the way you choose to deliver the “story” are key aspects to a successful training. But what is at least as important as all that is the way you end it. It’s not...

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Ensure your business maximises the potential of the internet

Ensure your business maximises the potential of the internet every single day and becomes the online marketing professional you need to be with UK-based Academy Class’ industry leading digital marketing courses. Digital marketing specialists are now one of the most sought-after positions by organisations across the board as everyone is...

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Nothing beats in-class training

All the crucial and industry-specific digital media courses needed to pursue a career in your chosen field are best learnt in the classroom. All Adobe masterclasses’ such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and After effects as well as all cinema 4D, web design and all other creative industry offered courses are...

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Make Adobe InDesign your best asset.

Adobe InDesign is an absolute must-know training course for anyone working in the graphic design and project industry. Academy Class, the UK’s leading digital media company, can make this powerful tool your best asset. Offering the ‘masterclass’ experience in all things digital media, UK-based Academy Class’s Adobe InDesign course training...

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Cinema 4D 301: Black Belt

20 Secrets to Improve Your Cinema 4D Skills

Keyboard shortcuts and useful tricks are the first line of defense in combating a project. They can make boring things quicker, cut down on clicks, and the much more of them you be familiar with, they better off you can be. If you are an enthusiast Cinema 4D user, why...

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Bobbie Print – Success Story

BRINGING HAND DRAWN SKETCHES TO LIFE Now working in the textile design industry, designer and Academy Class alumni Victoria Oatway, is the founder of her own company Bobbie Print; the home to a collection of hand-pulled screen prints, stationery and home accessories. This came as a result of Victoria’s Adobe Illustrator...

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Become an expert in all the hottest digital marketing trends of 2017.

Become an expert in all the hottest digital marketing trends of 2017 including social media engagement, VR gaming, and advertising when you train with UK’s finest; Academy Class. Working in partnership with Adobe, Autodesk, Maxon, Unity, Black Magic, and other premier programmes to offer industry-leading training courses in all digital...

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Price matters at Academy Class.

Price matters at Academy Class; learn all the creative industry necessities in coding, design, 3D works, gaming and many more digital media areas for the best competitive prices in the UK. UK-based Academy Class deliver all their premier digital media training at an affordable price that can ensure any professional...

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Unleash your creativity with the Photoshop 101!

Unleash your creativity with the Photoshop 101: Yellow Belt course from The UK’s leading training provider, Academy Class. Want to gain a competitive advantage in your industry? Then take Photoshop 101: Yellow Belt from the leading UK training provider, Academy Class. “The Photoshop 101: Yellow Belt course equips our students...

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Photoshop tips

How to Learn Photoshop?

Yes it’s true you can sit there for hours on your own and try to nut out all the ins and outs of Photoshop. You can learn the basics, spend even more time and you may also learn how to produce some great material. This is real kudos for you....

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Why Should I Learn Adobe Illustrator?

When an employer has a choice between someone who is self-taught with no formal qualifications to support their application and a trained applicant with qualifications, experience and expertise, whom do you think they would choose? No brainer right? So many young start-outs think that if they want to learn Adobe...

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After Effects courses

Why Learn After Effects?

The functionality, scope and diversity of factors included in the Adobe After Effects program are astounding. It’s no wonder that those who master it, become leaders in their field, sought after and lauded for their achievements. It’s an extraordinary creative program that is limitless and dazzling to even the most...

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InDesign Shortcuts

Why Learn InDesign?

Adobe InDesign is THE go-to program for designers who want to be noticed when creating material for print – books, documents, folders, files, magazines and more. The program supplies millions of free images, thousands of font styles, amazing editing features and leaves the viewer of the final product in no...

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AutoCAD Training

Why Should I Invest In AutoCAD Training?

Probably one of THE most exciting things about being a creative is watching something amazing grow from nothing.  A few little dots here and there, some colours, grids, graphics, renders and from nowhere a character or object appears, has 3 dimensions, movement, texture and so much more. Absolutely thrilling. The...

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Unity Certification

Unity is a fast and easy way to begin game developing. Almost instantly you’re an expert and can create games and features without coding or becoming bogged down with technical millstones. This does have its drawbacks though. Some think that not bothering with qualifications or certificates is the only way...

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Photoshop Training Will Boost Your Creative Career

Are you a creative professional who needs to polish your design software skills, but you’re not sure where to begin with an Adobe Photoshop training course? At Academy, we offer Photoshop training that can help you master this powerful software. Whether you work in photography, advertising, photojournalism, commercial art, news...

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All Things Infographic

Inspiring Whitepaper on All Things Infographic

Want to find out more about creating infographics? We’ve created an exciting and inspiring whitepaper on all things infographic. Take a glance at the content: <… Infographics are particularly appealing and persuasive. One study demonstrated that using visual and verbal content persuaded 67% of viewers, while using only verbal content...

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We are your competitive advantage

Mark Young and Academy Class enable their students to set themselves apart Mark Young, Director of Academy Class, has no doubt: If you want to be the leading source of community and training for designers and developers, you have a duty to be the best. You have the duty to...

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Return On Investment

The clear benefits of investing: Training ROI

Return on Investment (ROI) is everything. Ensuring that every customer on every Academy Class course receives strong ROI is our main goal. We want to arm you with new-found knowledge, so you feel that you can affect great change in the relevant sector of your business. We want you to...

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Learn how Hollywood does color with DaVinci Resolve

Academy Class are proud to announce that we’re an official training partner for Blackmagic Design and DaVinci Resolve Jason Bourne, Magic Mike XXL and X-Men: Days of Future Past. What do these three Hollywood blockbusters have in common? Well, apart from being box office successes that left audiences delighted, their...

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Academy Class Joins Digital Skills Jobs Coalition

We are proud to announce that Academy Class has become an official member of Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition! DSJC is a multi-stakeholder partnership that brings together Member States, companies, social partners, non-profit organisations and education providers to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe. In an...

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Is there a secret formula?

The times I have wished for a secret formula which will give me an edge, something that will enable me to just push forward that extra inch in my efforts every day. I would say that most people have wished for the very same thing at some point or other,...

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Photoshop: Ultimate Mastery

8 Adobe Photoshop Tips and Tricks For Faster Work – Infographic

Changing layer opacity, using a drawing tablet, instantly selecting layer contents and other tips and tricks for faster work with Adobe Photoshop.   Download your free Photoshop Tips and Tricks Infographic here   1. Quickly Change Layer Opacity You can quickly adjust the opacity of the layer by pressing the...

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Every New Day is Another Chance

Every night before you go to sleep and think to yourself of all the things that you didn’t get done and worrying that you forgot something, remember this: every new day is another chance to make up for what you didn’t accomplish. In order to break the cycle, you have...

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The Necessary Structure of a Training Course

It is well known that every presentation should follow the classic structure composed of an introduction followed by the content and the conclusion. Adapting this basic frame to a training course, we can establish a structure which should consist of three stages: the preparation, the presentation and the follow-up. Therefore,...

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The First Steps Towards a Successful Training Course

Presenting a subject in a productive way can sometimes get to be a difficult task. It involves a well prepared trainer, a cooperative class and a well established bond between all those who take part in the learning process. However, a sketch of how to mix all of these points...

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Creative Class Meet Up, March 28th

March’s presentations are pretty exciting!!! The first topic is: UX and Analytics, how can both improve your conversion? Chris Donnelly, Managing Director of Verb Brands will give a talk on how combining Google Analytics results with an improved website design can lead you to optimise the performance of your website....

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How to Make an Audience Listen

Yes, it is a fact that the first thing a trainer must check on his “To do” list is that their presentation is sketched around a catchy subject. After this is settled, all trainers know that the next important steps are building a relation with the audience based on trust...

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Academy Class - Adobe Illustrator 401: Adobe Certified Expert

8 Adobe Illustrator Tips and Tricks For Faster Work – Infographic

Utilising the Symbols Panel, swapping Fill and Stroke, using Global Colours and other tips and tricks for faster work with Adobe Illustrator. Download your free Illustrator Infographic here 1. Utilise the Symbols Panel If you’re using the same artwork or icons throughout your projects, then using the Symbols panel is...

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Planning and Training towards a more positive life

As we get older and more cynical we tend to lose more and more of our childlike ability to be positive. This is especially true of those of us that run businesses.  The self employed business owner is one of the most hard working and underrated member of society bar...

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8 Adobe InDesign Tips and Tricks For Faster Work – Infographic

Work faster and save time by applying these 8 Adobe InDesign tips and tricks. Learn about Master Pages, InDesign Calculator, Find/Change plus much more. Our Adobe-accredited and industry-experienced instructors will build your InDesign expertise from the ground up in all the essential features of the software through practical sessions, real-world...

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Creative Class Meet Up, February 20th

It’s been a while…. But back with a vengeance and determined to bring something useful, fun, though provoking every month this year. A new format so not just “training” but bringing in speakers from industry to share their wealth of experience with us all This month we have 3 speakers /...

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Content Velocity with Adobe Creative Cloud

Brought to you by the UKs` leading Adobe Authorised Training Centre – Academy Class. You can’t miss this day-long seminar with Tony Harmer from Adobe as he takes you on a journey through Creative Cloud, so you can see how things are connected and how you can create great content...

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Business January Blues

If, like millions of other folk, January is a painful month for you then the good news is that it’s behind us and we’re moving into that fantastic time just before spring when all around us we see signs of newness. New green shoots of daffodils and snowdrops are just...

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