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Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training
115 lessons / 12 hours
39 quiz questions 35 projects Certificate of achievement
Figma UI UX Design Essentials
114 lessons / 12 hours
29 quiz questions 21 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training
93 lessons / 12 hours
20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training
142 lessons / 16 hours
34 quiz questions 10 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Lightroom - Essentials Training
90 lessons / 9 hours
35 quiz questions 20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Advanced Training
107 lessons / 16 hours
21 projects Certificate of achievement
Webflow Essentials Training
113 lessons / 17 hours
35 quiz questions 9 projects Certificate of achievement
Figma Advanced Tutorial: Become a Figma Pro
177 lessons / 16 hours
46 quiz questions 20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training
115 lessons / 12 hours
39 quiz questions 35 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training
93 lessons / 12 hours
20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe InDesign CC - Essential Training
82 lessons / 7 hours
4 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Lightroom - Essentials Training
90 lessons / 9 hours
35 quiz questions 20 projects Certificate of achievement
Color Theory: Get Inspired by Color!
7 lessons / 2 hours
Adobe Illustrator CC - Advanced Course
104 lessons / 10 hours
33 quiz questions 31 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Advanced Training
107 lessons / 16 hours
21 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe InDesign CC – Advanced Training
74 lessons / 9 hours
Certificate of achievement
Figma UI UX Design Essentials
114 lessons / 12 hours
29 quiz questions 21 projects Certificate of achievement
Figma Advanced Tutorial: Become a Figma Pro
177 lessons / 16 hours
46 quiz questions 20 projects Certificate of achievement
Webflow Essentials Training
113 lessons / 17 hours
35 quiz questions 9 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training
115 lessons / 12 hours
39 quiz questions 35 projects Certificate of achievement
Responsive Web Design Essentials - HTML5 CSS3 Bootstrap
128 lessons / 17 hours
5 projects Certificate of achievement
User Experience Design Essentials - Adobe XD UI UX Design
89 lessons / 10 hours
32 quiz questions 17 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training
93 lessons / 12 hours
20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Advanced Training
107 lessons / 16 hours
21 projects Certificate of achievement
Webflow Essentials Training
113 lessons / 17 hours
35 quiz questions 9 projects Certificate of achievement
Responsive Web Design Essentials - HTML5 CSS3 Bootstrap
128 lessons / 17 hours
5 projects Certificate of achievement
Figma UI UX Design Essentials
114 lessons / 12 hours
29 quiz questions 21 projects Certificate of achievement
Figma Advanced Tutorial: Become a Figma Pro
177 lessons / 16 hours
46 quiz questions 20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training
115 lessons / 12 hours
39 quiz questions 35 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Advanced Course
104 lessons / 10 hours
33 quiz questions 31 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Lightroom - Essentials Training
90 lessons / 9 hours
35 quiz questions 20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training
93 lessons / 12 hours
20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training
142 lessons / 16 hours
34 quiz questions 10 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Premiere Pro - Advanced Training
145 lessons / 17 hours
49 quiz questions 13 projects Certificate of achievement
After Effects - Learn Motion Graphic Design
53 lessons / 6 hours
Animation for Beginners Course
23 lessons / 4 hours
After Effects - Animated Infographic Video & Data Visualisation
52 lessons / 7 hours
1 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training
115 lessons / 12 hours
39 quiz questions 35 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training
93 lessons / 12 hours
20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Advanced Training
107 lessons / 16 hours
21 projects Certificate of achievement
Figma UI UX Design Essentials
114 lessons / 12 hours
29 quiz questions 21 projects Certificate of achievement
Figma Advanced Tutorial: Become a Figma Pro
177 lessons / 16 hours
46 quiz questions 20 projects Certificate of achievement
Webflow Essentials Training
113 lessons / 17 hours
35 quiz questions 9 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training
115 lessons / 12 hours
39 quiz questions 35 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training
142 lessons / 16 hours
34 quiz questions 10 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Lightroom - Essentials Training
90 lessons / 9 hours
35 quiz questions 20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Advanced Course
104 lessons / 10 hours
33 quiz questions 31 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Advanced Training
107 lessons / 16 hours
21 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training
115 lessons / 12 hours
39 quiz questions 35 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Advanced Course
104 lessons / 10 hours
33 quiz questions 31 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training
93 lessons / 12 hours
20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Advanced Training
107 lessons / 16 hours
21 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Lightroom - Essentials Training
90 lessons / 9 hours
35 quiz questions 20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe InDesign CC - Essential Training
82 lessons / 7 hours
4 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training
142 lessons / 16 hours
34 quiz questions 10 projects Certificate of achievement
Color Theory: Get Inspired by Color!
7 lessons / 2 hours
Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training
93 lessons / 12 hours
20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Advanced Training
107 lessons / 16 hours
21 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training
115 lessons / 12 hours
39 quiz questions 35 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Lightroom - Essentials Training
90 lessons / 9 hours
35 quiz questions 20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Advanced Course
104 lessons / 10 hours
33 quiz questions 31 projects Certificate of achievement
Color Theory: Get Inspired by Color!
7 lessons / 2 hours
Adobe InDesign CC - Essential Training
82 lessons / 7 hours
4 projects Certificate of achievement
Figma UI UX Design Essentials
114 lessons / 12 hours
29 quiz questions 21 projects Certificate of achievement
After Effects - Learn Motion Graphic Design
53 lessons / 6 hours
Animation for Beginners Course
23 lessons / 4 hours
After Effects - Animated Infographic Video & Data Visualisation
52 lessons / 7 hours
1 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training
142 lessons / 16 hours
34 quiz questions 10 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training
115 lessons / 12 hours
39 quiz questions 35 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training
93 lessons / 12 hours
20 projects Certificate of achievement
Figma UI UX Design Essentials
114 lessons / 12 hours
29 quiz questions 21 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Premiere Pro - Advanced Training
145 lessons / 17 hours
49 quiz questions 13 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training
142 lessons / 16 hours
34 quiz questions 10 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Premiere Pro - Advanced Training
145 lessons / 17 hours
49 quiz questions 13 projects Certificate of achievement
After Effects - Learn Motion Graphic Design
53 lessons / 6 hours
Animation for Beginners Course
23 lessons / 4 hours
Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training
93 lessons / 12 hours
20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Lightroom - Essentials Training
90 lessons / 9 hours
35 quiz questions 20 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training
115 lessons / 12 hours
39 quiz questions 35 projects Certificate of achievement
Adobe Photoshop CC - Advanced Training
107 lessons / 16 hours
21 projects Certificate of achievement

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What makes this course stand out is the personality and casual approach of the teacher. There is a difference between being casual and being unintentional. Here, the instructor manages to be likable, approachable, and enjoyable to follow while also maintaining intentionality in the instruction.

David, Jun 2024

I've learned so much in this course so far, especially things that I had been struggling with at work. My app design has improved by 100-fold. Thank you, Dan, Editor, and Team. The course literally answered so many questions I've had.

Renée, Jun 2024

This course was absolutely amazing for me. If I could give a A++++ to Dan I would. His personality is an absolute delight and he kept me laughing as I plodded through. Just as I would forget a shortcut, how to use a tool, or something else, Dan had the intuitive sense to repeat the lesson in an off-hand casual way. I DID have to slow his speech down a notch...but it didn't change how the course flowed. It was just funny for me to go back and play it at normal speed to hear how he really laughed. :-) I feel so much more confident now on how to use Adobe Illustrator.

Michèle, Jun 2024

I really like the sense of humour of the teacher. He seems like a lovely person. I have attention deficits and it's usually hard for me to sit through a lot of video content, but with this teacher he keeps it interesting and funny so it's easier for me to watch!

Anna, Jun 2024

This course gave me in depth of basics of figma and the process of website/app design. I like it the way it is presented and small chunks of each part makes it easy for everyone to go for in depth learning and understanding. practical done with each assignments clears any remaining part of learning to be understood by doing the task. thank you Daniel Scott sir, it is absolute Pleasure to learn form you.

Varsha, Jun 2024

Dan, you are the example of an amazing teacher. I loved your intro to figma course and your figma advanced one as well. Really interactive with both your lecturing (even though I put it on 1.5x speed 🤣) as well as the assignments. This course is a great way for students who have a design brain but dont know how to unlock those skills to unlock those skills. For me, I've used all the Adobe Suite programs but after your course I feel like I can make anything I want in Figma. Thank you!

Colin, Jun 2024

Perfect. I couldnt fathom using Illustrator a week ago. I'm only 5 projects in and already feel like i know the essentials.

Tolga, Jun 2024

Best instructor I've ever had, funny, concise and professional.

Tanya, Jun 2024

Far and away the best Adobe instructor I've encountered. Thanks Dan!

Thomas, Jun 2024

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Meet our team of design experts...

Daniel Scott

Daniel Scott

Founder of Bring Your Own Laptop & Chief Instructor

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I discovered the world of design as an art student when I stumbled upon a lab full of green & blue iMac G3’s. My initial curiosity around using the computer to create ‘art’ developed into a full-blown passion, eventually leading me to become a digital designer and founder of Bring Your Own Laptop.

Sharing and teaching are a huge part of who I am. As a certified Adobe instructor, I've had the honor of winning multiple Adobe teaching awards at their annual MAX conference. I see Bring Your Own Laptop as the supportive community I wished for when I was first starting out and intimidated by design. Through teaching, I hope to bring others along for the ride and empower my students to bring their stories, labors of love, and art into the world.
True to my Kiwi roots, I've lived in many places, and currently, I reside in Ireland with my wife and kids.

Lucas Ridley

Lucas Ridley

Film & Gameplay Animator, Course Creator

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My journey into animation began as a hobby. I started creating hang gliding videos and even won a few YouTube competitions. I realized I wanted to create things that didn't yet exist so I decided to go to film school to transition into a career as a professional animator.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work on some amazing projects including Avengers: Infinity War and The Last of Us Part 2, that have gone on to receive wins and nominations in the Oscars, Emmys, and Annie awards.
I came to teaching after overcoming cancer in my late twenties, the experience made me realize I didn’t want my knowledge to die with me. Just as many people have helped me, I see teaching as a way to pay it forward.
I am originally from Kentucky and currently live in London.

Sarah Parkinson-Howe

Sarah Parkinson-Howe

Graphic Designer, Art Director & Digital Creator

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I am a multidisciplinary designer who creates unique brands and communication solutions. I’ve worked with clients all over the world from small start-ups to international brands like Samsung, Skyy Vodka, and Universal Music.

As a digital creator, vector superwoman, and icon lover, I am a firm believer in the right person for the right job. In my twenty years working as a graphic designer and art director, I have worked with a global network of people from set designers to screen printers, film makers to programmers to deliver work that is well crafted, idea driven and on brief. I am excited to bring the lessons I have learned along the way to the BYOL community!

Stephen

Stephen

Student Zen Leader

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I am the Head of Student Zen, ensuring all of our students and the community are happy. I have awesome skills in Photoshop and Illustrator, I love working on photo manipulations and helping others to reach their design goals.

With over 25 years of design expertise spanning web development to crafting t-shirt designs, posters, and newsletters, I thrive on sharing my wealth of knowledge. For me, nothing beats the satisfaction of empowering the BYOL community, and seeing you all grow as designers.

Away from the screen, I'm all about tabletop and trading card games, surrounded by my cherished collection of action figures and retro toys. A bonafide Marvel and Star Wars aficionado, I often channel my creative mojo through my passion for 3D printing, bringing imagination to life. Here to help you on your adventure where pixels meet playfulness, and creativity knows no bounds!

Stevan

Stevan

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I’m a full stack web developer with an expertise in responsive web design and ecommerce UX UI.

I’m passionate about helping others on their web design and web dev journeys. I am a tech enthusiast and like to stay ahead on all things tech related! As a self-taught developer, I quickly recognized the value of community and guidance and I’m delighted to now be in a position to support others on their paths and celebrate their successes. Within the realm of development, I enjoy working with the Javascript ecosystem, but you'll also find me experimenting with designs in Figma. When I'm not answering questions, I'm likely immersing myself in exploring new web2 and web3 technologies!

Emma

Emma

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I am a Graphic Designer based in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree and more than two decades experience. I have a huge passion for what I do and all things design.

Born in NZ, I headed to London to combine my passion of design and travel working in a travel publishing house. I returned home to one of Auckland’s main publishing houses, where, during a sushi lunch break with a friend called Dan, I accepted an offer to teach at BYOL. This started my freelance life, having two sons along the way, my greatest achievement of all.

I continue freelance, working on an array of projects from Art Director roles on magazines, a coffee table book, sports tool kits and online magazines to being part of the BYOL support team. It’s safe to say my design passion lives on!

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We offer 3 levels of achievement - Pass, Merit and Distinction. Follow the course and submit your Class Projects to earn a certificate. Complete a Knowledge Quiz and submit your Distinction project to level up your certificates and badges. Find out more.

Frequently asked questions

We’ve answered some common questions below but we’re always here to help!

All memberships unlock unlimited access to 30+ beginner and advanced courses. Study at your own pace and take as many courses as you like! You’ll also have access to personalised support, student community and regular design challenges.
The only difference between the monthly and annual membership options is how you pay - choose a convenient monthly subscription or save by paying up front for a year. Both memberships come with the same great course access and membership benefits.
We have some free lessons in each course for you to watch and get a feel for the course content and teaching style! Just look out for the ‘FREE’ label next to the lesson titles in the contents list for each course.
Our courses can be streamed from our website. 

We do not currently offer offline viewing.
Our courses are only available by becoming a member and aren’t available individually.
We’ve made managing your membership really easy from within your account. You can cancel your membership at any time before your renewal date and still have access to courses and content up until your membership expiry date.
Our courses are designed so that you can take them in any order that feels right for you. All our courses are divided into sections and lessons so they’re easy to dip into to brush up on a specific skill or take the course from start to finish. We structure our popular courses into ‘Essentials’ and ‘Advanced’ and recommend starting with Essentials especially if you are new to the app or software.
We recommend taking the Essentials courses before moving onto Advanced (E.g. taking Illustrator Essentials before taking Illustrator Advanced) especially if you’re new to the app or software. If you’re self taught or have used the software for a long time we still recommend watching the Essentials course as many of our students are surprised at how many new things they learn here!
Our courses have been designed for all skill levels and our Essentials courses don’t require any prior knowledge. Having everyday basic computer skills will help you get the most out of your membership.

A Mac or PC is suitable for taking our courses. All you’ll need is the software ready on your computer to get started. All software providers have info on minimum system requirements to run their apps and we recommend checking on their websites for the most up to date guidance.
Membership at Bring Your Own Laptop comes with priority support for your learning journey. Send your questions to us using the ‘Ask the experts’ tile on your student dashboard or use the ‘contact us’ link at the bottom of all our pages.
You can find out all about which courses are currently offering certificates and how to earn your certificate here.
Our courses have been created with portfolios in mind and include class projects for you to complete. These are excellent starting points when building a portfolio. Our distinction certificate level courses have final class projects that have been specifically designed as an opportunity to create a portfolio project.

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