What we do
Designtuitive produce a range of niche videos and books that attempt to de-mystify creative software like InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. But not only that.
Gaining a solid foundation of software skills is only half the story, so here you'll learn how to use them the way designers do in the real world. And little by little you'll begin to develop your own creative approach.
So don't just learn InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop. Learn how to get creative with them.
Why we do it
You’d think it would be easier than ever to learn key design skills, or sharpen the ones you've already got, given all that’s available online these days. But that's not always the case. Learning how to create one cool thing won't necessarily give you any more confidence to create the next one. Nor, more importantly, will it help you develop your own creative approach.
With many years’ experience as trainers, we know how to distill a subject down to its essentials. We also know how to communicate those essentials quickly and elegantly; and how to build them, one upon the other, to give you a solid foundation and to grow your creative confidence.
How we do it
Every month we follow a theme, such as creating icons or infographics. Over a couple of weeks we’ll teach you some fundamental skills or approaches via blog posts and videos, usually with accompanying resources such as cheat sheets. If you want to take it to the next level, sign up for a monthy or annual subscription: then you can attend an exclusive masterclass, and also access our library previous video courses.
We also open the doors to our unique “Design Beginners Bootcamp” three times a year (in January, July and October). Here you’ll get an intensive series of a dozen bespoke courses, all created for beginners, all building on the previous courses to get you up to speed as quick as possible.
Who’s behind this?
Designtuitive was founded in 2011 by Peter Bone, a graphic designer from Cambridge in the UK who has taught thousands of people how to use Adobe software over the past 20+ years.
The idea for Designtuitive came about as he noticed that many of his students were needing to learn how to do very specific things, often in a hurry, often possessing no design background. With company training budgets pegged back and Google searches for help only taking people so far, he saw a need for something new.
Peter has taught people how to use Quark Xpress, Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop at every level – from complete beginners through to experts in their field. He has taught designers, marketing people, creative directors, writers, editors, illustrators, fashion designers and photographers for companies as varied as the BBC, the British Museum, Condé Nast, Nature, Paul Smith, Price Waterhouse Coopers, The Designers Guild, Disney and Greenpeace.