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About Mike


Mike McFadyean has been operating as a specialist trainer in Digital Design Software for over ten years. Mike's experience both with using the software and training the software is considerable. He is a creative in his own right, and also a successful trainer of all levels of learners.

Mike is based in Durban and does most of his training in this area; however, by special arrangement, he does conduct training in the Southern African region and beyond. MIKE ALSO OFFERS FULLY ONLINE (NON-CONTACT) TUITION OR A MIX OF ONLINE AND CONTACT AS PER YOUR REQUEST.



Training, Recruitment, Psychometry & Human Resources 1980’s, Harare, Zimbabwe

Young & Rubicam / Wunderman Worldwide

Graphic Designer 1980’s, Harare, Zimbabwe


Training, Recruitment, Psychometry & Human Resources 1990’s, Durban, South Africa

Sheer Design

Self-Employed, Freelance Graphic Designer Run own freelance graphic design setup doing all forms of design for print clients, as well as web design etc.. 1998 - 2004, Durban, South Africa

Allenby / Damelin

Part-Time: Media Design Lecturer Lectured a wide range of subjects from Photoshop, to Lightwave 3D, 3ds Max, Premiere Pro etc.... 2002 - 2005, Durban, South Africa

CFAD (Centre For Fine Art And Design)

Part-Time: Digital Design Lecturer Lectured all major digital design software packages. 2000 - 2005, Durban, South Africa

Boston Media College

Part-Time: Digital Design Lecturer Photoshop, Freehand, InDesign, QuarkXpress, CorelDRAW etc... 2000 - 2003, Durban, South Africa

Hirt & Carter

Part-Time Lecturer Did some part-time Web Design and DTP lecturing to fill in for the full-time lecturer. January 2010 - December 2010, Durban, South Africa

Vega - The Brand Communications School

Part-Time: DTP and WEB DESIGN Lecturer Lecture all major digital software related to Desktop Publishing and Web Design. 2006 - to present, Durban, South Africa

Keyline Graphics

Part-Time Lecturer Adobe Video Production and After Effects Training January 2012 - 2018, Durban, South Africa

DSSA (Design School of Southern Africa)

Part-Time Lecturer Interior Design (3ds Max Software), Graphic Design Technology (print and web design technology + video production), Digital Media (print design technology) 2015 - 2016, Durban, South Africa


Independent Certified Instructor: Digital Design Software One-on-one and on-site  training of Digital Design Software. Recent clients include Hirt & Carter, Uniprint, Durban University of Technology, Logico, Derivco, Solution Centre, Harcourt, Avbob, Learning Curve, The Training Centre, Pixel Craft, Crystal Media. 2006 - Present, Durban, South Africa

Education & Certificates

Psychology (Honours), University Of Natal (Durban)
Apple Final Cut Pro X (Certified Trainer)
Apple Motion Graphics (Certified Trainer)
Adobe Photoshop CC (Certified Instructor + Expert)
Adobe InDesign CC (Certified Instructor + Expert)
Adobe Illustrator CC (Certified Instructor + Expert)
Adobe After Effects CC (Certified Instructor + Expert)
Adobe Acrobat XI Pro (Certified Instructor + Expert)
Adobe Certified Design Master CC
Newtek Lightwave 3D Authorised Trainer

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