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Training... Your Way

Finding the time in your schedule to fit in training is one of the hardest aspects of getting training. We've expanded our schedule and our training formats to help.  We offer a number of unique training formats, several levels of instruction and offer training during evenings and weekends, in short, medium, or long sessions to make the experience as easy and as convenient as possible.

1- or 2-Day Hands-On Training

In the Chicago area, we host 1- and 2-day hands-on training sessions in meeting rooms near our home office in Oak Park  for any interested groups or individuals. Click on the registration or calendar tabs above to see when classes are next available. if you don't see dates that meet your needs, call us! We may be able to set up a private class for your group or open up a public class on your requested date.

Offsite Classes at your Location

We also will conduct classes offsite at your location anywhere in the country as either hands-on (if you have the facilities) or as a lecture/seminar. Please click on the tab above to get a custom quote. Our short form will help narrow down the style and format of training that you need and help us provide you with numbers and dates as soon as possible.

2-Hour Lunch 'n' Learn Seminars

Another popular choice for training is our Lunch 'n' Learn format. This 2-hour format allows you to fit training into an otherwise busy schedule with an extended lunch. And it doesn't need to be at noon either! We'll come out for any 2-hour window that you have: mornings, afternoons, or evenings. It can be a breakfast 'n' learn, a dinner 'n' learn or a snack 'n' learn! You supply the munchies, we'll bring the training! We'll conduct demos and discuss features while you eat.

Evening Classes at Your Location or Ours

We were excited to learn that the building we host classes in is available in the evenings! This means we can offer classes to anyone who just can't get away from the office during the day. We can break our normal 2-day hands on training into 4 consecutive evening sessions that run from 6:15 pm to 9:30 pm.

If you have a small group at your office that would like to take advantage of  evening hours for training we can come out to you. Ask for a custom quote and we'll set something up!

Weekend Classes at Your Location or Ours

Yup. We'll work the weekend. We're happy to offer classes that fit your schedule and can conduct 1- or 2-day training, or half-day sessions hosted in our classroom or at your location.

On-Line Internet Classes

We also offer the convenience of internet-based classes with Adobe Connect. If you don't see any listed on our calendar, contact us to set something up.

Formats We Haven't Thought Of Yet

We're open to your suggestions! Half-day? Weekly recurring short classes? Monthly recurring? Overnight? Contact us to make a suggestion or to request a quote. Can't wait to hear from you!


About Us

Image of Michael Riordan, owner of Digital DesignLabDigital DesignLab is owned and operated by Adobe Certified Instructor and graphic artist Michael Riordan. Michael has been using Adobe's software since 1994 and conducting training since 2003 as a part-time faculty member with Columbia College Chicago, as a trainer with several Chicago area Adobe Certified Training Centers, and now as an independent ACI through Digital DesignLab.

Digital DesignLab's goal is to make professional instruction in graphic art software readily available to users at any level. We offer entry level, beginning, and advanced classes in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat. We offer  hands-on classes, lecture/seminars, and web-based lessons. We make training easier to schedule with 2-day, full-day, half-day, weekend, evening, and hourly options.

Our classes will always be led by Adobe Certified Instructors who are experts in the software they teach and are qualified as technical trainers as well. Our promise is that our instructors know the material and  know how to deliver it in a professional, friendly, and easy-to-understand manner.

We are located in Oak Park, Illinois just to the west of  Chicago, but can conduct Adobe Creative Suite Training wherever you are. Locals or visitors to Oak Park and Chicago should check out our calendar and class registration pages for upcoming classes and events. Anyone not within easy travel distance to our classroom can click the link in the nav bar to request a custom quote to have us travel to you or to set up web-based training sessions.


Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!

2014 was great year for Digital DesignLab. We took on a permanent classroom in the same Oak Park location we'd been teaching at, and we had students come to us from Florida, Ohio, Texas, Alaska, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, and as far away as Guam!

2015 is promising to be just as strong. A big "Thank You" to everyone who chose us to be your training partner. Happy New Year!


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need help or have further questions? call us at 708-655-8507 or email us at info@learnadobesoftware.com                Privacy Policy