Shadow Theory
Design - Photography - Training

Adobe Certified Instructor - Photoshop
Adobe Certified Instructor - InDesign
Adobe Certified Instructor - Illustrator
Adobe Certified Instructor - Acrobat
Adobe Certified Instructor - Lightroom
Adobe Certified Instructor - Dreamweaver
Adobe Certified Instructor - Muse
Adobe Certified - Design Master and Design Specialist
Adobe Community Program
Diploma of Photography
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Courses I Train

While I teach a broader range, the following represent the most common classes that I teach.

  • InDesign - Introduction
  • InDesign - Advanced
  • Photoshop - Introduction
  • Photoshop - Advanced
  • Illustrator - Introduction
  • Illustrator - Advanced
  • Lightroom Classic

Adobe Certifications

I am an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Lightroom and Muse.

Passing a certification exam from Adobe qualifies an individual as an Adobe Certified Expert for that particular software package. Meeting an additional set of criteria from Adobe, including holding a teaching/training qualification, will see Adobe elevate an Adobe Certified Expert to an Adobe Certified Instructor.

Training Certification

I hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This is an Australian government standard required by industry to work as a certified trainer. It is equivalent to the CompTIA CTT+ certification.

Photography Certification

I hold a Diploma of Photography from Southbank TAFE, Brisbane, Australia. This was a two year course which included digital photography, film photography, darkroom processing, studio lighting and shooting on location.

I have worked as an assistant for professional photographers and shot professionally myself. I have experience with a broad range of camera and lighting equipment and worked for several years in a photographic store.

Additional Skills

I have worked in a range of roles within the creative industries. The following are fields and skills not already mentioned.

  • Photography (Advanced)
  • HTML and HTML5 (Intermediate)
  • CSS and CSS3 (Intermediate)
  • JavaScript (Intermediate)
  • jQuery (Intermediate)


I have built a range of eLearning modules as well as designed graphics and templates for use by Instructional Designers. The following images are of a major project that involved creating HTML content using Captivate, embedding this content in InDesign files using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and then exporting multiple books for publication and distribution within an iTunes app.