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Live Sessions

Live webinar sessions where we critique student work together, chat and discuss topics.



Most of our classes (with some exceptions) have one-on-one feedback on assignments. Feedback consists of critique and advise what can be improved. Specific suggestions for further steps are given. This attention is what our students value most. The classes are project oriented and result in ready products or designs.


Learning Materials

High quality learning materials and video tutorials. Step by step explanation how to complete tasks makes it easy even for inexperienced students to follow. Wealth of resources, downloads and reference links complements the lectures.

Great community of supportive peers. Post your work in the private group, get feedback and encouragement. Meet students from around the world.
Forum to ask technical questions. Quick response by your tutor and fellow students.
Email Prompts to keep you on track. Email feedback by your tutor.
Bonus content is included in all classes. Fun and motivating element of earning points and badges by working actively in the class – submit assignments, comment on work, read the materials – all these activities earn points which unlock bonus content.

About the tutors

Denise Holmes

Denise Holmes

Children's Book Illustrator


Denise is an illustrator and designer from Chicago, IL. She has been illustrating professionally for the past 10 years and working exclusively in publishing since 2012. Denise is represented by Nicole Tugeau of Tugeau 2 Illustrators. Clients include Simply Read Books, Roost Books, Albert Whitman & Co., and Owlkids Books. Websitewww.niseemade.com
Sabina Radeva

Sabina Radeva



Sabina is a graphic designer, art director and illustrator based in London, UK. Sabina is the founder of Design Garden – a company specialising in branding and web design since 2009. She is also the founder of The Ink Nest – a popular website for stock illustrations. Recently she started illustrating picture books with Penguin Random House. Sabina has extensive experience in developing engaging, result-oriented online classes and has been teaching since 2011. Find more here: sabinaradeva.com