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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 faster than ever before. It’s not just about new tools or product features—it’s so much more than that—learn how to use and reuse assets faster, how to collaborate more efficiently and see where you may even venture into areas that you never thought possible. The best experience is to join the journey at the start, and come along for the entire ride—there’s a lot to learn—so bring a big notebook, eager mind and of course your sense of humour (Tony does like to have a bit of fun with his demos).
09:00 - 09:30: Registration.
09:30 - 10:45: Velocity
In a world where the demand for content is in a tight, upward spiral, we need to be able to work faster, wrestle less with tools and collaborate more efficiently. It is time to start working like it’s 2017, not 1995—find out how you can get ahead of the game.
1045 - 11:00: Comfort break.
11:00 - 12:15: Pixels, Points & Publishing
Tips, Tricks and new features in the big three design tools and a bit of Lightroom thrown in, too.
12:15 - 13:15: Lunch (on your own).
13:15 - 14:30: Motion & Music
A look at the worlds of Animate CC, Character Animator, Premiere, After Effects and Audition—primarily for designers, who are increasingly finding these to be a skills requirement, but also for motion pros.
14:30 - 1445: Comfort break.
14:45 - 16:00: UX & XD
UX work covers three main stages: Design, Prototype and Share. Are you using a series of disconnected tools to build your wireframe, refine your design, create a prototype and collaborate with others? Take a look at the very latest iteration of Adobe XD.
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 / sessions and maybe even some free beer !!
We have our regular favourite - Tony Harmer _ from Adobe coming in to present
At Least Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Creative Cloud
You’ve probably either had your nose so close to the grindstone to notice what your Creative Cloud account actually includes, or you’ve decided to listen to nay-sayers and not bothered to look. Your FOMO alarm should be ringing really loud—there are many features and benefits that are overlooked and they could be saving you time and money. In this session @tonyharmer from Adobe will reveal a minimum of ten amazing CC facts, features and functions that you probably didn’t even know were there.
Michael Murdoch - The House
Title: How to write a killer brief?
Description: Join Michael Murdoch, Founder of The House branding and communications agency, as he shares over 15 years experience collaborating with clients and partners to deliver fantastic brands, animations, films, websites and apps. Michael has worked with organisations of all sizes such as the NHS, MTV, Fairtrade, Diabetes UK, Boots and Nokia to smaller start-ups like Olive Branch, Mixcloud and Readwave. In this workshop you’ll discover the best ways to write the creative brief, the key questions to ask, hiccups to avoid along the way and the most effective way to deliver great projects.
Tassos Koutlas - Cameron&Wilding
Title: Bridging the gap between atomic design and the editorial experience. Keeping both designers and content editors happy through a modern CMS.
Description: In this talk we will explore the way atomic design principles can expand into a content management system with a componetised content model. Through the model editors have an number of content components that can mix and match creating dynamic templates. The use of components result in systems that offer more opportunities to incorporate new design and development paradigms. Coupling the delivery methodology into an agile process such as SCRUM allows for fully cross functional teams with content, design and coding all happening at the same time giving organisations maximum control over their budgets and delivery times.
Academy Class YouTube channel (URL link will be e-mailed closer to the date).
The webinar will cover:
1. Web Apps. In the first part of the webinar Dovydas will discuss the importance of the following web apps:
- Angular.js (Angluar 1, Angular 2 & TypeScript)
- React.js (.jsx & Flux)
About Dovydas Čeilutka
Academy Class YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt-KrYqLl4 · London
Join FREE Academy Class webinar with award winning graphic designer, Severino Ribecca and learn how you can get into freelance design!
If you’re interested in getting into freelancing, then this webinar will give you the knowledge you will need to make the move.
Severino will be discussing the pros and cons of freelancing, where to find work, methods for marketing yourself, alternative ways of making money and all the important documents and skills needed in order to successfully work as a freelancer.
While this webinar is focused on freelancing for graphic design, many of the topics Severino will be covering is applicable to other creative disciplines.
About Severino Ribecca
Severino is a graphic designer who specialises in developing visual systems through the use of information design - a branch of graphic design that deals with data visualisation, diagram design and communicating information visually. Severino is also multi-disciplined and work in a range of different graphic and web design roles since 2012.
As a designer Severino likes to rely on geometric forms and believes design is best when it is clear and communicates the most effectively. By making information more visual, Severino helps people to understand things a lot quicker than reading through large paragraphs of text or massive databases.
Severino won a 3rd place in The Information is Beautiful Awards: Monthly Challenge where he visualised data about financial crisis in 2011. He also won a Bronze Prize in the Infographics Category in KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards in 2014.
Join FREE Academy Class webinar with Matyas, Adobe certified design and web specialist. Learn to create web banners in Edge Animate!
Edge Animate is a powerful motion graphics tool for use on the web, in digital advertising and in digital publications. What's most important: Edge renders where Flash doesn't!
In less than an hour, from the comfort of your chair, you can learn how to create standard size banners that will render on all devices.
During the webinar you will pick up how to:
• Add graphic and text elements.
• Create keyframe-based animations complete with easing.
• Add links and interactivity.
Grab your media and digital marketing friends and join us!
About Matyas Meichl
Academy Class trainer Matyas has over 14 years experience in web design and Desktop Publishing (DTP) and over 7 years experience in video editing and Post Production.
Matyas is an Adobe Certified design and web specialist with motion and video insights to boot! He specializes in Web, DTP, Design, Social and Technological development and Business strategy.
His experience includes working at Adobe as Sales Engineer and at Sanoma as Digital Publishing Consultant in the Netherlands.
Matyas is also an expert in other Adobe software including: Edge Animate, After Effects, Captivate, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and more.
Learn to create web applications using NodeJS!
Join our FREE Server side development for Flash developers meet-up with Leon Baird, one of Academy Class' most experienced trainers.
Client/Front-end development is only part of the process when creating web content. Often server side code needs to be written to create a full web-based experience.
It used to mean developers having to learn auxiliary languages like PHP, ASP or JSP and MySQL.
NodeJS is a new way of working that creates fast and easy ways to make full web applications using both front and back end development.
During the talk, a full working web application will be created using NodeJS, MongoDB, Jade and Express. It will take advantage of new WebSocket technologies in HTML5 and NodeJS.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn to create a fully working chatroom application from scratch!
With Designer's Fiesta, our annual big event for all designers and creatives, just around the corner, we thought we'd give everyone a preview of what to expect on the big day this year.
Join our FREE meet-up: Designer’s Fiesta Warm Up, happening one week before the main event! Get to know more about Designer’s Fiesta overall with a sample of some of the talks and speakers you can expect on the day.
The focus of the selected topics is on learning how to get your business online.
Designing your own website or app can be a challenge. Users are spoiled for choice and know what to expect from a well-designed product. On the other hand, clients are pushing for more efficient and cost-effective workflows.
Our three speakers: Simon Van Blerk, Michael Murdoch and Chakib Labidi will be sharing their experience with you on the subject and answering all your questions, in true Designer's Fiesta fashion.
Come to our Designer’s Fiesta Warm Up meet-up and learn:
• About some of the most powerful design tools available that will help you to run your projects more efficiently.
• How to use strategies from branding, UX design and style guide driven development to optimise your product and workflows.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to meet our experienced industry speakers, learn something new and find out more about the Designer’s Fiesta!
RSVP the meet-up now! Visit www.designersfiesta.com and check out all of the speakers and talks of the main event.
Hope to see you there!
Learn to build user interfaces, interactions and animations!
Join our Front End Development in HTML5 meet up with Leon Baird, one of Academy Class' most experienced trainers.
Come to our FREE event and learn:
• How to create interactive media rich content in HTML5.
• The HTML5 equivalent of many flash techniques and the correct manner in building web based content.
• Discuss user interfaces created from scratch and made responsive, as well as popular UI frameworks like JQuery and Sencha.
• Find out all about techniques for presenting multimedia content using video, audio and the canvas, as well as creating animated sprites and CSS animations.
• Learn about complex CSS transformations, and how to build in 2D and 3D entirely in CSS, as well as an overview of Three.js for creating interactive 3D content using canvas.
This talk is aimed at developers using Flash and everyone else interested in learning how to build user interfaces, interactions and animations.
In this meetup we will be having two speakers who will cover two different topics.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change.
Bootstrap your ideas is a great topic though and will be presented by one of our best web development trainers at Academy Class - Tomas Danilevicius.
About the new topic:
Bootstrap your ideas
A tool, a library, a framework: Bootstrap offers a quick, easy and, most of all, cheap way to bring your idea online over a weekend.
Mobile first, responsive, grid based tool designed primarily to keep you focused on business logic rather than wasting time building user interface.
All you need is some basic HTML knowledge and this introduction to available features.
Tomas has been working as a web developer for over 8 years, building everything from small personal portfolios and email templates to a huge social network serving millions of users. It would take a full page to list all the technologies, libraries and tools that Tomas has worked with throughout his career. He is an expert in both front-end and back-end web development and will answer any questions regarding the differences between the two.
Harnessing the power of Panic Driven Development
Through the decades software developers have been prescribed development processes enforced by project managers and leads. Waterfall, XP, SRUM, TDD, BDD, Agile. But when going gets tough we always revert back to our natural state being… Panic.
So how can we harness the natural state of the developer? We have developed a new development process that capitalises on the raw development power of a developer in a zen state of Panic.
Welcome to Panic Driven Development
After the meetup we would like to ask the attendees to join the speakers and organisers for a few pints at a local pub, where you'll have the chance to discuss the topics further and do a bit of networking which these events should be all about.
“What to use?”, “Why we need it?”, “How it works?” and “How to set it up?” are common questions we get asked in every training class. There are plenty of reasons why working on a separate development environment is a good idea and hopefully one will get to know all the answers. In this session we will introduce virtualization and benefits using it for development. we'll do our best to explain how it works and how to easily set it up on your machine. Furthermore, a hands on follow up session at a later day will be announced for those willing to know even more about VirtualBox and possible automation using Vagrant.
The event will be covered by Tomas Danilevicius.
Tomas has been working as a web developer for over 8 years, building everything from small personal portfolios and email templates to a huge social network serving millions of users. While it is really hard to keep up with all the new technologies and tools coming out each and every day, nevertheless this fact is seen as a challenge for Tomas who is always searching, experimenting and applying new techniques in projects and training courses. He is an expert in both front-end and back-end web development and will answer any questions regarding the differences between the two.