About the Trainers
Over more than 15 years Highlander has built up a reputation for having the best trainers in the creative and web development sector.
Our instructors have spoken at major conferences and seminars, written books, presented at user groups, undertaken a vast range of projects and taught extensively. Most importantly however they have extensive hands on professional experience working in some of the worlds most succesful organisations.
For a better idea of our instructors abilities and backgrounds please check out the profiles below:
Alex's background in the technology industry goes back over 20 years, during which time he has worked for organisations such as the Metropolitan Police, Plessey Naval Systems, and Abbott Mead Vickers. Alex has been a fulltime instructor with Highlander for a number of years, having been involved in training for the last 15 years, and is a regular contributor to beta programmes for Adobe's core products.
Alex is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) for InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, ActionScript and DreamWeaver. In addition he also has a strong background in areas such as HTML, CSS, PHP / MySQL and Flex
Paul is an Adobe Certified instructor specialising in Indesign and Incopy training for editors, designers and pre-press professionals. He has over 20 years training experience and has delivered courses for organisations such as Emap, the Daily Express, the Sunday Times, IPC Magazines, Sony and Xerox.
Paul has extensive experience of not only InDesign and InCopy but also related systems such as Adobe DPS, Woodwing and QuarkXpress. Prior to becoming a trainer Paul worked as both a Designer and Senior Editor and is a Member of the Chartered institute of Personnel and Development.
Pete is internationally recognised as an award-wining illustrator and is a creative, self-motivated and versatile individual with significant experience in the field of design across a broad range of media. Fully computer literate with an extensive knowledge of modern media production processes and proficient in a wide variety of software. Pete is an ACE and ACI and runs courses on a range of products with a particular focus on Illustrator and InDesign.
Pete has done work for a broad range of international clients over the years including Coca Cola, Nestlé, Guinness and McDonald’s plus numerous book and magazine publishers.
Scott is a publishing expert with extensive experience in both the repro and newspaper sectors. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor for InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat and has designed complex digital workflows, undertaken system testing and delivered end user training to organisations such as the Guardian Newspapers, Evening Times and Sunday Herald. Scott has presented to IFRA, the worlds leading association for Newspaper Publishing on digital asset management and also holds the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice.
Simon is an experienced senior ColdFusion consultant having completed projects with ColdFusion for organisations including Hemming Group, Virgin Cars, Touch Local and the National Maritime Museum.
Simon is an Adobe Certified Advanced Coldfusion Developer and an Adobe Certified Instructor for ColdFusion. In addition he has a wide knowledge of not only ColdFusion but a range of complimentary technologies such as XML, Ajax, Fusebox and CFEclipse.
Thea is a specialist in online marketing having worked in the industry for over 10 years. During that time she has been responsible for running online marketing campaigns for major brands such as The Open University and Footlocker as well as working closely with agencies like Digivate and PHP Media.
Thea is a Google Adwords Certified Professional and in addition to delivering training courses for Highlander, she also runs her own media agency specialising in Pay per Click (PPC) campaign management, so she has first hand experience of the typical problems encountered in this space.
Tim has over 20 years experience in the image industry, and has been training on Photoshop for more than 10 years. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert, and has used various other packages over the years including Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and more. Aside from training Tim is also a professional photographer and image retoucher.
Over the past 10 years Tim has undertaken work for clients including BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Disney, Metropolitan Police, Nissan, RAF and the Royal Navy amongst many other clients.