Redesigning a Better Life is about creating your own unique path and living a more fulfilling life. It means getting to the root of what truly matters to you and making conscious choices that propel you forward.
Along the way, you’ll experience life-changing personal growth. When you improve and grow, everything else grows with you: the quality of your life, the options before you—everything improves. And you will enjoy the support, accountability, and friendship of others who are also taking the first steps on the road towards personal excellence.
This three-day course is for anyone who wants to create compelling motion graphics and awesome visual effects. Industry experts demonstrate professional workflows and provide hands on instruction with practical exercises designed to educate and inspire you.
Illustrator has a lot of unique drawing features. We’ll focus on the basic ones here -- the ones you will use often. After this workshop you can start using Illustrator, with complete confidence, to create logos, illustrations, floorplans, posters, and banners. Students are encouraged to tell us of special requests. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
This course teaches you techniques that help you work faster and smarter. You’ll also work with advanced features that make it easier to create schematics, infographics, graphs, 3D comps, floor plans, or architectural elevations. Prerequisite: Illustrator 101 or equivalent experience.
This course is designed for advanced users who wish to use Illustrator for prepress and/or packaging production. The course material is customized to suit the needs of each person taking the class.
This is our most popular InDesign class. It teaches you everything you need to create ads, brochures, newsletters, product sheets, and more -- right from scratch. You’ll be amazed at your new skills, and with all the practice in class you’ll feel completely comfortable working in InDesign back at the office. If you face any special projects please bring a sample to class with you. You can use it during practice sessions.
This course is for existing InDesign users who want to increase their speed and proficiency by learning the most advanced features. The course material is customized to suit the people attending.
For many, learning how to use Photoshop effectively is an essential part of their job. This comprehensive course covers all the basics plus features like masking, colour correction, sharpening (the correct way), and compositing -- things a marketing pro needs day to day. The most amazing things are the new time-saving features (where you click once and save 20 minutes on some common tasks). We’ll give you lots of practice to be sure you remember the lessons learned.
The good, the bad, and the ugly — nearly every photograph can benefit from retouching. In this course, we'll teach you how to turn good photographs into showstoppers! You will learn to make seamless changes, realistically enhancing your images for breath-taking results. The course features both portrait retouching and compositing (adding, altering and removing elements from images).
In this workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about cutting with Premiere Pro, interacting dynamically with other Adobe applications, and outputting to multiple formats. We’ll practice core editing skills, workflows, and technologies professional editors use every day to produce media for broadcast television, DVD, and the web.
This one-day course teaches you the basics of work books and work sheets. You will learn how to enter and format data, text, and formulas; how to use pre-defined functions for basic calculations; and how to avoid errors. You will also learn how to organize and manage lists and tables (including sorting, filtering, and analyzing).
With this intermediate Excel course you’ll really ramp up your productivity. Using robust formulas and surprisingly simple techniques, you will be slicing and dicing to discover the power of data analysis. You’ll create Pivot Tables, build fully functional financial dashboards, and complete relevant exercises. At this level, Excel is an eye-opener.
Pivot Tables – one of the most powerful features of Excel – allow large amounts of data to be summarized and analyzed with just a few mouse clicks, and without any formulas. You'll be able to drag and drop fields directly into a Pivot Table to change your report layout to whatever you want, whenever you want. This one-day workshop culminates in building a sophisticated, yet uncomplicated dashboard that communicates financial information with power and ease you never thought possible.
In this hands-on course, we’ll show you how to use Microsoft Project to schedule and manage projects both large and small. Set up projects, add and link tasks, assign resources, fix scheduling issues, deal with resource conflicts, and track project progress.
This one-day seminar is for people with experience in Microsoft Project. We cover managing and reporting to management with multi-project roll-up responsibilities. You will see how to share resources across multiple projects. You will learn how to customize views, columns, filters and other Project objects for custom views and printout. You will also learn how to print Microsoft Project’s built-in reports and how to customize your own reports.
In this introductory course, students learn all of the basics of project management. Perfect for small-group team leaders, you will finish this course with a solid understanding of the project management process, and the components at each stage in the process. This course is engaging and easy to follow. It is perfect for people using online apps like Basecamp or Asana.
This two-day course provides students with the knowledge and skills to analyze data with Power BI.
The ability to write well has always been a necessary skill for professionals. But now with everyone facing compressed timelines and information overload it is more important than ever. In this workshop, students learn how to make all their professional communications more concise, polished and precise.
This Project Management course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to successfully manage projects of any size, in any industry. Step by step, you will learn the essentials of project management, from establishing project goals and objectives, and building a project plan, to managing resources and monitoring the work. You will learn effective communication strategies and how to analyze risk—everything you need to know to deliver the results you expect, on time, and on budget.
This course gives you the skills to turn raw data into striking visual stories. We’ll show you how to find the story in the data, and how to convert the data into graphics. You will explore different infographic formats and practice developing the content from start to finish. You’ll also explore typography, and choose typefaces that look great while helping you organize the presentation of your data.
This workshop will teach you how to plan and create superior presentations, with tips on effective design, information flow, and timing. In this course you will learn that, having prepared well, you can actually have fun delivering your presentations.
This two-day course is perfect for those who want to study the techniques that designers use to create newsletters, brochures, posters, and logos. You will learn how to transform strategic ideas into great visuals, to choose an appropriate typeface and colour palette, and to put all the elements together in a balanced, effective layout. The course includes hands-on exercises.