I really enjoyed the InDesign class. It definitely answered the questions that were always in the back of my mind while working on projects, namely: there has to be a better way to do this! It is challenging to find the time during work to investigate these suspicions while deadlines are looming. It’s much better to attend a class where somebody else has already done all the research. It feels as though it was handed to me on a silver platter!
Gina Clatterbuck, Communications, Airlie Foundation
Urszula: This training was particularly useful to me as a technical writer. The capabilities of FrameMaker are amazing! Urszula's knowledge base is wonderful and she is extremely helpful.
Katelyn Turner, Booz Allen Hamilton
Urszula: I am very excited about using the long document features in InDesign. It's like a new program, even though I've been using it for years! Thanks!
Carmelle Scott, Publishing Industry
We have a number of very happy designers. Everyone is eager to report that the training was great, and one stated that it couldn't have been better. People have been very complimentary about Mike, his expertise, and the style of the training and its content. There is a lot of excitement about the other classes scheduled, and people are looking forward to them. I think we're off to a very good start. Thanks again for conducting the classes. In our staff meeting this morning we heard some great feedback and very complimentary comments about the instructors and the course.
Ronald Keeney, Assistant Director, Creative Services, US GPO
Dear Urszula: I just met with my editorial and production team to tell them about the InDesign for Long Docs course this week. They were very pleased to see how much I learned and will apply to my book templates here at the press. I will continue to reference your slide printouts and the InDesign manual for weeks to come. After this course I feel capable and motivated to complete this daunting project on schedule and provide my colleagues with top quality specifications and sample pages to create beautiful scholarly books.
Alexandra Lawson, Georgetown University
Mike: You have put together an excellent resource page for Creative Suite! You really have great content on your website!
Noha Edell, Adobe Systems
Thanks! Your seemingly infinite knowledge and extraordinarily patient demeanor makes you pretty cool. What I learned in your intensely consolidated 2-day class has been very useful. And the cheat sheet for shortcuts has become my design bible; again very helpful. If I ever have an opportunity to take another one of your training sessions, you can bet that I’ll jump on the opportunity!
Ione Lagasse, Clinical Research Training and Medical Ed., NIH
Bonjour Mike! (from the French-speaking student, Laurianne) I would like to thank you again for your excellent presentation on Photoshop, I have learned a lot and I am definitely motivated to do my best and practice as often as I can. I am already the queen of resizing pictures!
Laurianne Thoury, External Relations Department, IMF
Hello Mike: Thank you for being such a great instructor and imparting your Illustrator knowledge. On Friday at work when I opened an existing .AI document I immediately started adding layers for the artwork and for especially those useful but pesky guides. I don't know why people are afraid of layers!! What a great feature. I'm also using the Bridge. In fact when I showed our Technical Support this feature they were really blown away. Again, thank you!
Urszula: I’m very pleased to report that the InDesign and XML training session that we attended last week went very well. It was quickly evident why our team member recommended Urszula so highly: she really knows Adobe products! It was also obvious why our team holds the instructor, Urszula Witherell, with such high regard: Urszula was well prepared for our session, and did a fine job of tailoring the class to our specific needs. The second day of work could be better classified as in-class-consultation than training. With Urszula acting as a facilitator, we applied what we had learned the day before to our online product catalog project, coming away with both a draft version of the template for structuring InDesign data and a draft plan for testing and implementing the system. I think it is safe to say that we all feel that it was very well worth the time and money spent to do this in this manner, as Urszula’s facilitation helped us find more efficient ways of implementing this type of system than we would have on our own. In particular, Urszula helped us resolve the product table issue in a manner that I doubt we would have ever discovered ourselves.
Rex A. Hurd, Web Dev/Designer, Corporate Software Dev, DeRoyal Corp.
Thank you so much for following up with us. I just wanted to let you know that the training was a complete success. Mike did a great job! His style of teaching and level of knowledge were exactly what we were hoping for. I feel that my interaction with both you and Mike was approached in a very professional manner, making for a very pleasant experience. Should any other training needs come up in the near future, we will keep you at the forefront of our list.
Sean Cox, WM Jordan Company
Mike: I just wanted to say that your InDesign and Illustrator classes were great and extremely helpful. My only problem is I almost feel like I have to take them again because I've been swamped with work and so I haven't got to have much hands-on time with either product. I'll just have to sit down with the books and start from the beginning. Anyway, hope all is going well with you and I may be in a Photoshop class of yours next month if I can get the time and funding approved.
Charlie Boles, VI Specialist / Training and Ed., OpMed Dept, USAMRIID
Wow! You have bowled me over! Thank you for showing me the whole range of what you and Urszula do. I loved the companion class slides, especially the New Features and Required and Suggested resources information.
Sally Smith, President, ConnectLearning.com
We are extremely satisfied! Goals were met and we thoroughly enjoyed Mike; he was fabulous.
Peta Thomas, Gallagher Design
Greetings Mike: Thanks for teaching such an awesome class on InDesign. I really enjoyed it.
Cliola Peterson, Web-Tech Consultant, USDA / ERS-ISD-COMM
I enjoyed your class over the last 2 days and I picked up some very nice tips from you. I feel more comfortable working in InDesign now. Who knows? After a few months of working with InDesign, I’ll probably be ready for the advanced class! Thanks again,
Dianna Fornaro, Communications Dept., IWIF Workers’ Comp Insurance
Hi Mike: I took both InDesign 1 and 2 a couple of months ago. I truly enjoyed your class. You made me laugh and I learned a lot. However, sometimes when I am doing work, I wish there was a little you on my shoulder to help me out, my memory is terrible!
Amy Black, Sr. Mgr, Standards, Lodging Food and Beverage, Marriott Corp.
Good morning Mike: I took two InDesign classes with you about a year or so ago. A color issue came up the other day with a printed job and I thought if anyone would have an answer, you would. Let me start with this question.…
Jay Conklin, Office of Corporate Communications, NGIA
Hi Mike! I truly enjoyed the class. You helped me to work a lot smarter!
Mike: Thank you so much for the script! I really enjoyed the discussions and tips you led us into over the course of the two-day class. I have highly recommended the InDesign level III course to my colleagues, as well as you for an instructor in both Photoshop and Illustrator. I am planning on taking the Photoshop course in the near future. Thank you again, and see you soon for Photoshop!
Erin Howe, Graphic Design Specialist, Creative Solutions Group
Sweet! Thanks again! (Uttered after being given guidance on creating a PDF with bleeds on all sides)
Lindsay Dean, Prepress Department, Copy General Corp.
Hi Mike: Just a quick line to say that your suggestion worked and my friend is very impressed with your know-how, but baffled as to why it worked! Thanks again!
Doug Neale, Doug Neale Programming
We were very pleased with the class and the instructor. Mike Witherell was a treat. He can come back anytime. His rapport with the students and his knowledge of InDesign were outstanding. The pace of the class was perfect and best of all my employees learned a lot. My expectations were met and exceeded. I would definitely entertain another class in the future. Looking forward to working with you again. Thanks.
Susan Linders, Art Director
Hello Mike: Thanks once again for the class yesterday. I went through my notes and realized how much I learned, both in InDesign and In Copy! Thanks for taking the time to answer all my follow-up questions!
David Einhorn, International Monetary Fund
Mike: Thank you for all of your patience and knowledge! I have taken a few Photoshop classes and one Illustrator class in the past, and your training was by far the best of all. We all learned not only the software fundamentals and techniques, but also design fundamentals, which many times you do not get from instructors. You will definitely be hearing from us in the future! Thanks again.
Liz Trice, Colliers Pinkard
Thanks, this white paper about the 21 presets, styles, and automations is great. You truly have the answers!
John E. Davis, ALX, HNTB Corporation
Hi Mike: I was a student in your Typography and Font Management class. I really enjoyed the class; it was very informative and interesting. I found your presentation to be very useful and I look forward o being able to reference it in my daily work. Many thanks,
Erin C. Dubnansky, Sr. Dir., Scholarly Publishing, AGA Institute
Mike and Urszula: Yvonne and I enjoyed the InDesign I class in Columbia. Even though the class was large, the way you and Urszula worked the classroom, we were able to get the full benefit of the training. As far as I'm concerned, I would take every class with either one of you. Thanks again!
Janet Magrogan and Yvonne Watson, Bethesda, Maryland
Hi Mike: Thanks for a terrific class in InDesign. I'm sure I'll be visiting your website for your resources, and look forward to ordering poster prints when available.
Susan Weintraub, Dir. of Library Services and IT, The Park School of Baltimore
We all thoroughly enjoyed the InDesign Masters class. Mike's teaching style was ideal, and he accommodated all our concerns related to both InDesign and production. He also provided good examples and stories to keep the material interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to share our thoughts.
Mary Craddock Hoffman, Visual Information Specialist, MCIA
Mike: I had a great time taking the Adobe CS4 Boot camp class with you in Reston, Virginia. I hope to take more classes with you in the future.
Debra Healy, Typesetting Manager, Circle Graphics
I attended the last Adobe InDesign group seminar in DC for the first time and I must say that it was very helpful, and you made me laugh a lot! So, thanks! I'll keep coming!
Orit Greenberg, Orit Graphics
I really enjoyed the class and all your tips!
Paula Hurley, BRI Consulting Group
A couple weeks ago I took Mike’s InDesign class, which comprised students at varying levels. I thought he did an outstanding job managing those who needed extra help, while also challenging the more experienced user with exercises that I found very helpful. He was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer a wide variety of questions and how-tos regarding InDesign CS4 and other related topics. I’d like to take more of his classes. I plan to take the CS4 Boot Camp and will watch for additional classes added in the upcoming months. Thank you again and best regards.
I'm grateful for your time, patience, and good humor. Thanks, wise master!
Wendy Colby, Visual Information Specialist, MCIA
Thank you! I've already shared some of your tips from class with my colleague! Everyone is amazed how easy it is to draw basic 3D shapes! And the symbol sprayer has also been a real hit! Of course, I'm still just trying to get the hang of the Bézier pen!
Tatum Birdsall, IBEW
I would like to thank you for providing the training. Our new editor said that the training was very helpful and that you even helped them with a new design for their layout.
Llatetra Brown, Director of Student Life, Howard Community College
Hello Mike: Thanks also for the wonderful 2 days of learning. Your teaching style is very good and you make learning fun. I finished the directory! Well, I didn’t quite use all the tools of InDesign, but most of them correctly. It looks really good and I thank you for the foundation you provided that enabled me to do this. Next I am tackling a makeover of our newsletter!
Nancy Fuller, Admin. and Pubs Asst., Baltimore, MD
Hi Mike: Thanks for teaching a great class. I learned a lot of interesting tips. Thanks!
Hi Mike: The training you provided this week was excellent. Being a brand new user to the Adobe Creative Suite, I now feel that I have a good base level of knowledge on which to build as I start using the software in my everyday work. Thanks again for all your help.
Laura Mercadante, Silberstein Insurance Group
Dear Mike: After your inspiring talk about presets, and all those great scripts; if you don’t mind, would you send the PDF of the presets handout to share with other interested co-workers? Thank you.
Julien P. Hofberg, Olney, Maryland
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