We at Ascend have a true passion for visual communication. Graphic Designers, Web Developers, Video Editors, Art Directors, and Marketing Professionals learn crucial skills to stay relevant.
We offer a full array of classes for both the beginner and industry pro, and our hands-on classes ensure our students have the cutting-edge skills to stay competitive. We believe in “Learning by Doing” and students build things themselves in our immersive instructor-led classes. All instructors at Ascend are out in the real world so they can teach you real skills to bring your ideas to life. We have a fierce dedication to enabling our students to achieve more than they thought possible.
Ascend Training was created by Jori Curry in 1998 as a place where anyone creating something visual could learn from top industry professionals. All instructors at Ascend are out in the real world so they can teach you real skills to bring your ideas to life.
We have a fierce dedication to enabling our students to achieve more than they thought possible.
Training is an investment.
Classes on our published calendar include 1 free retake within 8 months. You are more than welcome to join us for a refresher, and we feel that adds value to your experience when needed. Most students don’t feel the need to take the class again, but we realize that students can leave our class and not have the time to reinforce what they learned, weren’t able to get the software, or just want a review.
We offer hands-on classes that last from 2 – 4 days depending on the topic. We also host free Adobe Seminars both online and live in Chicago.
Our classes are offered as a hybrid of students live in Chicago, and other students online. This hybrid approach incorporates the best of both worlds. Online students can see the instructors screen, and ask questions just like students live in Chicago.
We feel the flavor of a real class is enormously beneficial to our online students. They get the same exciting energy that students live in Chicago experience. Students are also welcome to take the class live in Chicago, then retake it online or vice versa.
We offer an array of multi-day professional classes and events.
We host numerous user groups that host their events here at our Chicago facility. We also offer our own free events both online and in Chicago. These are generally 1-2 hours and cover topics such as Photoshop, Video Editing, UX Design, and more.
Multi-Day Class Fees:
Our hands-on intensive training cover anywhere from 2 to 5 days depending. They are held in Chicago or online, depending on your preference.
These professional level classes are for those that need to get up to speed and become a solid producer in such areas as InDesign, HTML, Illustrator and more. These courses feature free retakes for 8 months either in Chicago or online.