Liam Hurrell

Managing Director / Adobe Trainer

I’m originally from London and started my career delivering Photoshop and Quark training for Exertis, the first company to distribute Quark and Macromedia software back in 1994!

I then went on to work for leading publishing companies like Dorling Kindersley Multimedia (DKMM) in Covent Garden as a trainer, and BSkyB Interactive in Farringdon as a Software Developer and Training Manager.

Qualified in Industrial Design (BSc) and Post Graduate Teaching (PGCE), I left London for Sydney and specialised in Adobe training becoming Adobe Certified and working for clients like Time Inc. magazine. Any day I wasn’t booked to train – I was off surfing or in the gym!

Landing in Ireland in 2006, I found I was the only Adobe Certified Instructor and shortly set up Big Wave Media Training (inspired by the Aussie surf!), as Ireland’s first Adobe Authorised Training Centre and digital media training company.

With some 24 years international experience in digital design, software development & training, I understand the power of digital communications and also the importance that training has for both companies and individuals.

As the most experienced Adobe instructor in Ireland I bring a deep product knowledge for areas like Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and combine this with my understanding of web and mobile development technologies.  Big Wave Media Training has become established over the past 12 years as the leading brand for delivery of the highest standards of digital media training. We only work with a select group of supporting contract trainers who we know are the best in their field.

Over the years I have delivered short courses, customised group training, iOS and iPad training, design services, coaching and mentoring, as well as some of the largest scale training programmes for web and mobile developers under contract for the Irish Government.

My passion is training and technology, and seeing my clients develop or improve their skills, open up new avenues, and reap the benefits for their business or career.  This is what I strive for on each and every course.  But training isn’t effective if clients aren’t engaged, challenged, and enjoying themselves! – this is why our special brand of training makes every session fun, interactive and hands-on – whether its face-to-face or virtual.

I hope to see you on a session soon – maximising your media and technology!


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