Sadly, Design Training UK’s founder and owner Julie Hatton died recently, following a long illness. Despite an increasingly debilitating condition, she continued to work hard in maintaining Design Training UK right up to the end, because she loved her work.

She had hoped that I would continue running the business after her death, but she died sooner than expected and was not able to do a smooth handover, and I had to await the results of Probate before being able to continue.
Probate has now completed. However, although I used to help out with writing and testing the web material, I don’t feel confident in doing what she used to do to arrange training and speak to clients and trainers. I remember that sometimes it could be a very frustrating process!
Therefore I have made the decision to wind up the business.
I apologise to those prospective clients who have filled in enquiry forms and tried to make contact over the last few months, and hope that you can find the training you need from other providers.

Julie’s artwork and designs will remain available on her Zazzle page, for those who are interested.

Best Regards,

John Pierpoint
(Partner of the late Julie Hatton)

Design Training – Design Software Courses

Design Training provide on-site training and online video courses for design software. Create documents, graphics and images with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator. One to one and small group custom courses.
Prices starting from £525 per day – see Prices.

One to one or small group on-site training and online video training for professional design software.
Onsite training available in Birmingham, Solihull, Oxford, Reading, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester,and other areas around the UK.
We also offer online video training, as one to one training or for small groups.
Please contact us for more information.

We provide short intensive training courses for professional graphic design software, photo editing software and desktop publishing software. We can create custom courses based on your requirements.

  • Learn how to create your own graphics and artwork.
  • Learn to edit and enhance your photographs.
  • Learn to create your own professional documents.
  • Learn to design your own marketing literature, newsletters or product manuals.
  • Learn to create your own video content.

We mainly offer training for Adobe design software.

Our courses include Adobe Photoshop courses for image editing and design, Adobe InDesign courses for desktop publishing and document layout, Adobe Illustrator courses for graphic design and illustration, and Adobe Premiere Pro courses for video editing.

Most training can be adapted to better suit your requirements.

Blue Circle Tree Photo Art
Blue Circle Tree Photo Art – Photoshop edited photo

Short intensive design courses – learn the skills you need quickly.

One to one training and small group training

Onsite training at your office or home, or online video training.

Custom courses – bespoke training, tailored to your requirements.


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Bouzouki musical instrument illustration – Adobe Illustrator vector art graphic design

Learn new design skills

Learn to create your own graphics and artwork for print or web, learn how to edit and enhance your photographic images, and learn to produce professional documents and promotional materials for print or PDF.


We offer short intensive training courses. Most courses are between one and three days long. A beginners and intermediate course for either Illustrator or Photoshop would usually be a 2 day course, but other course options are available.

We offer Adobe Creative Cloud courses which cover InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator together, for a complete introduction to desktop publishing, photo editing & design in one 4, 5 or 6 day course.

Video editing training with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects and other training is available in some locations.

  • Short intensive courses for professional design software.
  • One to one training and or small group training.
  • On-site training, delivered at your office or home, or online video training.
  • Beginners courses and advanced courses for design software.
  • Create a custom course and look at your own design examples during the training.
  • Training on Windows PC or Apple Mac computers.
  • Experienced trainers, with excellent training, software and design skills.

Our previous training clients have included, professional designers, marketing departments, schools and colleges, business owners, students and individuals.
The main thing that most clients have in common is that they want to quickly learn new design skills or improve their design skills, so that they can use the software effectively for work or other projects.

Onsite Adobe training (at your office or home) is available in Midlands areas and around the UK, including Birmingham, Solihull, Oxford, Coventry, Leicester, Leeds, Yorkshire, Manchester, Northampton and Gloucester.

Online video training is now available for many courses.

Training prices start from around £525 per day (+ travel expenses for on-site training)

Please Request a Quote based on your requirements and location.

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