Creative Cabin - bespoke 1-2-1 training for creative professionals

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Creative Cabin Brighton

One-to-one software training

Make your software training a vacation! Come to the seaside for new ideas and inspiration. Software expert, Angie Taylor provides expert software training in this idyllic studio near Brighton. Creative Cabin is situated on the clifftops, overlooking the English Channel and the South Downs.

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Bespoke software training courses

We provide bespoke, one-to-one training designed specifically for your needs. When your booking is confirmed a survey will be sent to you to help us assess your training needs. And it all takes place in a beautiful location – a quiet, inspiring studio to  learn, work and relax in.

Benefits of 1-2-1 software training

Angie Taylor’s Adobe software training courses are one-to-one and totally unique. There’s only you and Angie in the Cabin so you get her complete attention for the entire course – unlike corporate training courses where you often have to share the training with several other delegates. We can cover 50% more on a one-to-one course than on a group course.

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Go at your own speed

With an Adobe software training course at the Creative Cabin you can explore the software at your own speed while Angie guides you and suggests best practices with the software. Ask as many questions as you like. You can even bring along your own files and projects to work on. Angie will help you find the best workflow for you. Please use the contact form to book training or request information.

Motion graphic design training

Low cost – high gain

One-to-one training is more cost-effective than you may expect. We charge less per person then most  other training companies. Employers can have employees trained individually for less than the cost of a group training course. There’s no need to be short-staffed with all employees out of the office on the same day. Send them to the Cabin one-at-a-time for the individual training they need.

Video editing training

Work on meaningful projects and files

Angie provides well-designed, structured training exercises for you to follow that will get you up to speed in no time. If you prefer you can bring along your own motion graphic or animation projects so you and Angie can work on them together.

3D animation training

Solve problems and come up with solutions

Angie loves to suggest ways to improve and refine your workflow to get the best from the software. She also teaches drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, basic physics and basic website design with WordPress.

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All ages & abilities

Angie provides 1-2-1 personal tuition for people of all ages and abilities. Angie’s youngest client is 9, her oldest, in his 70’s.

Angie has experience teaching children & adults with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Condition and other neurological conditions.

To view or request course outlines, please visit the Courses page

Our unique, custom courses

Please check out the courses listed in the tabs below. Please be aware that we can customise these courses for your own particular workflow. We can include training on how to get the best from you third-party software plug-ins, for example Red Giant software (Including Trapcode Plugins) and Boris FX. We can also provide training on products such as Wacom tablets and iPad drawing apps. We can even show you how to put your own portfolio website together with WordPress.

There are four levels of After Effects training available as well as custom courses. After Effects Fundamentals, After Effects Intermediate, After Effects Advanced, After Effects Power User.

Angie will send you an evaluation form that takes a few minutes to complete. This will give Angie an indication of the level of After Effects training you require. She will customise the course to fit your own personal needs. Here are some examples of modules that can be covered in your course;

All Premiere Pro training courses at Creative Cabin are one-to-one courses. There’s just you and Angie at the desk. You can go at your own speed and ask questions whenever you want. Angie will customise the training to fit your unique workflow.

Here’s an example of a typical Premiere Pro course. All courses are bespoke and can be customised to fit your own needs.

Motion graphics designer Angie Taylor shows you how to build a complete sequence in C4D Lite, progressing from initial object modeling, to animation, lighting, camera rigging, texturing, and final render.

Learn to animate text, create random movement with wiggle expressions, track cameras in live-action footage to add new 3D elements, and light your scene.

We can also customise the course to suit your own specific needs covering other aspects of the Cinema 4D software like character rigging and animation, cloth dynamics, mograph features and more.

In this Adobe Photoshop training Angie Taylor shows just how easy it can be. You’ll tour the interface, gain an understanding of the workflow, and be introduced to core techniques. Angie will customize the course exactly to fit your needs.

All classes taught at the Creative Cabin are delivered on a one-to-one basis. This means it’s just you and Angie at the desk. You can ask questions whenever you want.  Angie will customise the course to fit your own needs.

Adobe Illustrator is more powerful than ever before. In this Adobe Illustrator training Angie Taylor shows just how easy it can be to use. Get a tour of the interface, gain an understanding of the workflow, and be introduced to core techniques like working with artboards, understanding layers and objects, and making and moving selections. Angie also shows how to create images from shapes, apply color, reshape paths, and save and export artwork for the web, print, or animation.

Our intensive course on Adobe Lightroom takes place at our training centre near Brighton. The course introduces you to the core principles of digital photography as well as the features of Adobe Lightroom.

This course is perfect for anyone who is self-taught or individuals moving ito Lightroom from other software such as Photoshop. The course focusses on the creative aspects of a designer’s job. Areas that can be easily overlooked when learning software.

Our intensive course on motion graphic design takes place at our training centre near Brighton. The course introduces you to the core principles every motion graphic designer needs to know in order to create great-looking design and animation.

This course is perfect for anyone who is self-taught or individuals moving into motion graphic design from another discipline. The course focusses on the creative aspects of a designer’s job. Areas that can be easily overlooked when learning software.

There have been many recent developments in software used for 2D character animation. We’ll take a look at some of these including Adobe Character Animator and After Effects add-on Rubberhose.

We’ll explore some essential After Effects scripts including DUIK, Puppet Toolsand Head Rig. We will also look at techniques for using Cinema 4D to create animation with a 2D aesthetic.

You’ll definitely come away from this course with a ton of new techniques and inspiration for your own projects. You’ll discover how to compose a scene and a storyboard as well as hundreds of tips and tricks for making compelling and enjoyable character animations.

Our Premiere Pro training courses are taught by expert, Angie Taylor. Angie is a motion graphic designer and illustrator with twenty-five years experience in the TV and Film industry.

Angie was Adobe UK’s senior demo artist. She has several tutorials featured on Adobe TV. Angie has written several books on motion graphic design and is a Linkedin instructor with several video training courses on Lynda.com.

Angie has taught her course on storyboard and animatic production at the Lighthouse in Brighton and at the University of Brighton’s Digital Media MA course. She now teaches this exciting course at Creative Cabin.

Software covered;
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Story, Adobe Audition, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro

Our Happy Clients

Angie has worked with a wide range of clients including motion graphic designers, video editors, film-makers, artists, illustrators and photographers. Read reviews from people who have benefited from Angie’s training. Previous clients include BBC, JCDecaux, Sky Creative, ITV, Cartoon Network, The Post People, BLIINK.tv, The Cabinet OfficeEuropean Parliament, JCDecaux, BBH LondonAdobe, Skype, Axa Healthcare, The Royal Navy, Barton Willmore and Modern Toss.

Angie also works with private clients advising on animation techniques and project consultancy. Angie has worked with some of the Uk’s brightest animation talents including; Tim SagarYukai Du,  Belle Mellor.

Angie also works in the academic field. She lectures on the Digital Media MA course at Brighton Art College – a campus of University of Brighton.

Why Choose Us

  • Courses are tailored exactly to fit your needs

  • Bring along your own projects to work on

  • Work in an inspiring and idyllic location

What you’ll get

  • All courses include follow-up support

  • Project consultancy service also available

  • A free 30 day trial with Lynda.com with every course

Professional design experience

Angie only offers training for a few days every month. When the Cabin is not being used for training Angie creates motion graphics and animation from the Cabin for her own clients – who she works for on a freelance basis.

Over the past 20 years Angie has provided Adobe software training to hundreds of motion graphic designers, video editors and artists on software applications such as; Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator and Maxon Cinema 4D.

Angie is a published author with five books published on the subjects of Adobe After Effects and motion graphic design. She is also an author of training courses at Lynda.com.



Make your training a vacation

The Creative Cabin is situated in an idyllic spot near Brighton in the UK with panoramic views across the English Channel. All training packages can be adapted to include accommodation in the private, comfortable self-contained studio apartment – this can be yours for the duration of your stay. Kick back and relax when you’re not training, enjoy some home-cooked food while watching movies on the HDTV or playing Playstation games. The more adventurous guests may want to take a trip into the centre of Brighton to unwind in style.


Designers and Artists can rent the Cabin for as little as £99.95 per night. It is a completely self-contained studio apartment with sleeping area, shower room, kitchen and work area. Find out more about the facilities here.Save


Booking the Cabin

Please use the Contact page to contact Angie for more details about course content and availability. If you’re interested in booking the cabin accommodation,  training or a package that includes both, please book here.

Angie also provides on-site Adobe software training in London and Brighton. If you’d like to find out more please use the Contact page to get in touch.