Ronan Among the Next Generation of Top Design Professionals

Ronan Among the Next Generation of Top Design Professionals
July, 2018
South West College (SWC) Art and Design student, Ronan Naylor, recently competed at the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) UK and Ireland Final, at the CertMatters Live Conference held as the Design Museum Centre London.

The competition, presented by Certiport Inc, is a global competition that tests students’ design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Top students are invited to represent their respective countries at the World Championship in Orlando, where they will create a designated design project for Certiport’s chosen non-profit client.

Although Ronan didn’t make it through to the Orlando final, he was awarded for his excellent design skills and for achieving one of the top marks in the ACA Photoshop exam, which he took at SWC.

Speaking about Ronan’s success, his tutor at SWC, Patricia Fox, said:

“Everyone in the team is delighted with Ronan’s achievements, which are a true testament to his talent and ambition. This experience with the Adobe Certified Associate competition will also provide him with a valuable competitive edge for future study and employment.”

South West College also received the Ireland and UK ‘Centre of Excellence’ award at the London event, to mark the delivery of over 250 IT certifications in the year. The award, presented by Prodigy Learning, acknowledges exceptional performance in delivering internationally recognised IT certifications from industry leaders such as Adobe, Autodesk, HP and Microsoft.

The College’s suite of Microsoft and Adobe courses are designed to prepare you for the future by building your expertise in today’s most popular technologies, offering self-paced online learning, hands-on labs and access to hundreds of courses, books and cutting-edge resources.

Programmes are designed to help you prepare for certification and are recognised by employers around the world - in fact, certified professionals report earning a 5.4% higher average salary than their non-certified peers.

Earn your certification and digital badges today and gain the skills and experience you need to succeed in a promising career - for more information, please contact South West College on 0845 603 1881.