About us

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Hi! My name is Tom Gillan and I have over 14 years experience training software to corporate clients, small businesses & students in the greater Sydney area, Melbourne & Canberra.

I worked for several training companies & private colleges before creating Design Workshop Sydney in 2013. Working for myself allows me a lot of freedom & flexibility in how I deliver training to clients. Rather than follow often outdated & obscure teaching material I have developed my own teaching workflows which are easy to learn and actually relevant to clients’ own work settings. My courses are ideal for beginners and tailored to your specific needs.

I have taught a wide variety of clientele: students, interior designers, builders, architects, space planners, urban designers, marketing professionals, fashion designers. And I adapt the training content to each client.

My own qualifications: I have degrees & advanced diplomas in Arts, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, 3D Modelling and CAD, as well as the Australian government’s Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40116). Each of my courses has been certified by NESA (NSW Education Authority, formerly BOSTES).

In addition I have professional experience working with the software in industry, specifically in printing, drafting & graphic design.

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I have the best prices in Sydney for 1-on-1 or small group training. If you need to meet a deadline, or have an assignment to finish, & can’t afford to spend time on lengthy courses, I can teach you the essentials of each program in a day, or several half-days.

Class notes and after-course support are also provided. Enquiries welcome!