Simon Gurney curriculum vitae
8a Hyde Park Mansions
Expert knowledge of creative tools and techniques
Expert knowledge of web design and Internet
Expert knowledge of printing and graphic design
Expert knowledge of Macs, PCs and all peripherals
Over ten years experience delivering professional
Expert use teaching and support of Dreamweaver,
Fireworks, Flash, QuarkXpress, Acrobat, Illustrator,
CorelDraw, Photoshop, Photopaint, Scanning, Page
layout and design, Typography, Frontpage, , HTML,
Search Engine optimization, Navigator and Internet
Expert use of Word and Access
High quality course and courseware preparation
New Media Designer, Trainer, Author,
September 1996 to now
Fastrain Europe Ltd
8a Hyde Park Mansions
Sole director of company formed to provide expert
design and training solutions to the creative and IT
New Media Designer
Designing websites using Illustrator, Freehand,
Fireworks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML and
Clients including Konami Europe, BBC, Hyatt Hotels
and World Class Tests.
Freelance Graphic & Web Design training
Providing professional level graphic design and web
design training courses, for both authorized training
centers and direct to the client.
Typically delivering a one, two or three day intensive
hands-on tutor led class for between one and twelve
Adobe, Macromedia and Quark training centers.
Current training course offered are Dreamweaver,
Fireworks, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and
QuarkXpress all to advanced level. All course are
taught on both Mac and PC and thus must provide a
high degree of trouble shooting skills and platform
experience to maintain smooth running of courses.
Training courses have also included FrontPage,
CorelDraw, Acrobat, Freehand, HTML and Access.
support has been provided to students via telephone
email and websites.
BBC New Media Consultant trainer
Developing and delivering PC based training courses
to BBC specifications. Specifically Dreamweaver,
Photoshop and Flash, at introductory and advanced
level as well as tailored training.
Author of BBC New Media Training Image Production
using Photoshop and Web Authoring using
Working extensively with Friends of Ed and New
Riders technical editing a wide range of new media
and graphic design titles. As a consequence of editing
cutting edge titles have been involved in the Beta
testing of Macromedia software. Working on original
author proposals editing for technical accuracy and
analysis of demand and competition. Providing and
editing book concepts.
Foundation Photoshop 6
New Masters of Photoshop
Rich Media Studio
Flash ActionScript Studio
Flash 5 Studio
New Masters of Flash
New Masters of Flash the 2002 Annual
Flash Games Studio
Design Trainer/ Technical Support
Feb. 1996 to Oct 1996
27-28 abbeville mews
88 clapham park road
Main role to design and deliver three day classroom
based training courses.
Authorised training of QuarkXpress, Adobe, Corel and
Macromedia professional design software.
training concentrated on CorelDRAW, Illustrator,
Quark, PageMaker, Photoshop and Photopaint.
Secondary role maintaining and supporting two
Macintosh (system 7+) based classrooms and one pc(
win 3.11, win 95) based classroom and networks as
well as all related hardware and software.
Training courses attended in support of all courses
Senior Training Supervisor
154 Southampton Row
1992 to 1996
Teaching a wide variety of business software in 10 to
20 student training centres.
responsibility for training centre students and staff.
Design and development of training exercises.
Training staff. In house technical support both
hardware and software (mainly office 4.3).
Applications development mainly using Access, Word
and Powerpoint notably Franchise database and open
Training course and seminar design testing and
Franchise support including staff training and sales
On site training and applications development .
Layout of Classified Ads using QuarkXpress.
Interests and hobbies.
Scuba diving currently advanced PADI open water