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The Designer Forum has been set up within EMTEX to provide a variety of business & design support.

IT for Business
Emtex's sister company providing discounted IT services, website solutions & eBay support

Providing a variety of specialist training & courses from bespoke CAD courses using Photoshop & Illustrator and Corel Draw & Designer, to the new industry training course.

Courses can be booked on an individual or group basis and can also be targeted to a company or organisation’s specific needs.


The Designer Forum (part of EMTEX Ltd) are pleased to offer its own training course aimed at recent graduates & company employees and bookable on an individual, group or company basis.This course has been created to provide new graduates & employees with additional skills & confidence they may need working within our fast-paced, global fashion & textiles industry.

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The Designer Forum, in partnership with Web4design Ltd, offers a fantastic CAD training service all delivered on a bespoke basis from foundation to advanced levels, either in-house or within our professional training facilities in Nottingham.

We aim to assist in developing your design team’s skills using industry standard software, with these courses helping to increase the quality & efficiency of your designers’ boards, illustrations, presentations & design packs.

To date our courses have been well-received from freelance designers to large retail design teams as part of a comprehensive training package with leading companies such as Tesco, Adams, Claire’s, Bank, La Senza, Mamas & Papas, Crystal Martin International, Ballet International, Cohen & Wilkes, Maclaren Europe plus many more, all being successfully trained over the last 1-2 years.

Unlike other generic providers, our trainers have over 10 years of commercial industry experience delivering bespoke training sessions that really match a designer’s day-to-day requirements and can cover particular product areas, creating dynamic presentations & upgrade training.

CAD training courses (for up to 3 people) cost £550 + VAT per day delivered at the Designer Forum & £700 + VAT for off-site / own premises.

New for 2008, the Designer Forum is offering group-training sessions for individuals & students. Each month we will be offering one-day Photoshop and one-day Illustrator training on a group basis. The training will be delivered to a set brief for each package with up to 10 attendees per session.

Students: £150 + VAT per day or £250 + Vat both sessions
Individuals: £200 + VAT per day or £350 + Vat both sessions

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The above seminars & courses are held at the Designer Forum's studio / offices in Nottingham city centre
A map & directions will be sent with your confirmation.

All seminars & courses run from 10am - 4pm with buffet lunch / refreshments provided & included in the price.

Comprehensive course notes will be provided for all seminars & courses.
Accommodation can be booked on your behalf, where required, at an additional charge (no additional booking fee will be incurred & 2-3 hotel options will be provided).

For more information on any of these Seminars and Courses or to book a place visit Design Online or contact the Design Forum on the details below.

EMTEX Ltd (Designer Forum), Designer Forum Studio, 69-73 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BB, T: 0115 9115339, F: 0115 9115345, E: info@design-online.net

How to Contact Us
Tel 01623 440612
Email enquiries@emtex.org.uk
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