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Learning and Development Specialist

A Learning and Development Specialist with extensive knowledge of the industry-standard software’s in design, engineering, video production and 3D/VR Game Development. I hold an Undergrad Degree (BSc) in International Business and Marketing and a Master Degree (MA) in Digital Media Studies from a reputable University in the UK, so combining my academic background with my work experience thus far, gives me an excellent ability to consider every enquiry from our students perspective and from a business point of view. Sharjil has been a vital member of the Academy Class team since 2017.


Operations Manager

Michael is the Operations Manager for Academy Class since 2022. He is equipped with extensive knowledge of the day-to-day activities of the business to ensure smooth operations. His role involves developing and implementing effective strategies, managing Courses, and monitoring day to day Operations of the Business.


Unreal Engine 5

Chris is a dedicated 3D CG Environment Artist, Games engine all-rounder and animator with a passion for creating immersive worlds that captivate audiences and bring narratives to life. With solid experience and knowledge in 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation, he excels in crafting visually enticing 3D environments. He is skilled in using industry-standard software such as Unreal Engine, Substance Painter, After Effects and Blender to achieve great results.

He has extensive experience working in 3D and software development. Where he has not only managed software development teams and projects, but has also worked as an environment artist in many different projects.


Blender 3D, DaVinci Resolve

As a self-taught 3D artist, I acquired my expertise in Blender through independent study while working in the film industry. Although the journey was challenging and at times frustrating, I have developed a deep understanding of the software's capabilities and have honed my skills to a professional level.

Having experienced the difficulties of learning without formal guidance, I am confident that with the right support and mentorship, anyone can acquire the skills to create stunning 3D models and animations. I believe that patience, dedication, and a willingness to learn are key to success in this field, and I am committed to sharing my knowledge and helping aspiring artists reach their full potential.


AutoCad, Revit Architecture, Inventor, Storyline, Captivate,
Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe PremierePro

Embark on a captivating journey through two decades of international expertise, where architecture laid the foundation for a dynamic evolution. From shaping structures to crafting minds, my trajectory seamlessly blended technical proficiency with a fervor for teaching. Starting with AutoCAD and Photoshop, I traversed diverse domains, embracing graphic design and venturing into the realms of creativity.

The evolution continued with a mastery of Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects, expanding my canvas into animation and motion graphics. Proficiency in modelling software like Inventor and Fusion 360 further enriched my skill set. Teaching became a passion, leading me to craft engaging eLearning materials and dive into the realm of Learning and Development.

Contrary to the norm, my success story unfolds at the intersection of teaching and creativity. A study on Design Thinking with Queensland University added depth to my analytical prowess, aligning seamlessly with aspirations of becoming a design thinker, design sprint acilitator, and a distinguished product designer. As my career tree flourishes, its roots remain anchored in the synergy of teaching and creativity, a testament to the boundless possibilities that unfold at the crossroads of passion and profession.


Captivate, After Effects, PremierePro, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Ian is a very knowledgeable and passionate trainer for Adobe’s design and video applications. He has worked in many design studios and loves to pass on his knowledge to others. He is a qualified teacher and trainer, and has passed many certification exams for the software he teaches. He teaches InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Captivate, Premiere and After Effects.
Mr. Ian Gilbert has been a valuable member of our teaching team for over 10 years.