digi-training, Brighton UK

Learn Illustrator



  • Create vector artwork
  • Learn to draw diagrams and logos
  • Create patterns
  • Trace images

Adobe Illustrator training

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard drawing package for use in creating vector logos, digital illustration, signage, pattern and textile design.

All digi-training is bespoke, so you tell us what you need to learn. We cater for all levels from beginners to advanced level. Below is an overview of what we can offer…

  • Drawing Tools
  • Compound Shapes, Pathfinder
  • Type on a Path, converting text using Create Outlines
  • Working with Gradients
  • Live Trace – Converting Bitmap Images to Vector Graphics
  • Appearance Palette, Graphic Styles
  • Creating, modifying and editing Patterns
  • Gradient Mesh
  • 3D Effects
  • Brushes
  • Clipping Masks
  • Working with paths in Illustrator

Please contact us to discuss your individual training requirements. Why not gift this course to a friend, colleague, or loved one?

One-to-one training

Prices start from £45 per hour, although we prefer to teach in 2 hour blocks as we feel this makes the most of your training.

Block bookings of 6 lessons or more will be eligible for a 10% discount.*

Block bookings of 10 lessons or more will be eligible for a 20% discount.*

Session Duration Discount Price
1 1 hour NA £45
1 2 hrs NA £80
6 12 hrs 10% £432
10 20 hrs 20% £640

* To qualify for discount all sessions must be paid for in advance
Please note we require 24 hours notice of cancellation of sessions or the full training fee will be charged.

If you would like to train as a group please contact us or see our page about small group training.

The Client: Beatrice, illustrator


Beatrice is an illustrator based in Brighton.

The Objectives

  • To gain skills in industry software: Adobe Illustrator
  • To become more efficient and produce faster results using hand drawn work as a base

Key Skills

Before embarking on any training a free, one hour, no-obligation consultation is arranged to talk through the training and how digi-training can help. In this instance the following course of action was agreed;

Illustrator training: digitising artwork, typography, image placement, text wrap, templates

In addition, digi-angels was utilised to create a book mock-up in InDesign to present to a publisher

digi-training learn illustrator

Beatrice says:

‘I highly recommend digi-training to anyone who would like to improve their computer skills. It is by far the best way to learn, by applying training to your own specific needs and creating a worthwhile outcome. Cath came to my studio so we could work together with everything to hand, this made a massive difference to me meaning I could use my own set up to learn on. She is a very efficient communicator and so able to be incredibly helpful on the telephone and by email too.’

Beatrice, illustrator, Brighton

Cath Whiteoak

Cath Whiteoak

Cath studied at Berkshire College of Art and Design for 5 years, specialising in Graphic Design.

She has worked in the design industry both employed and freelance for many years.

Having taught on an art and design foundation course, in an independent college and in offender learning she has gained 13 years’ teaching experience.

She completed her teaching qualifications at City College Brighton and at Brighton University.