Certified Instructor

Voted one of Top 10
Adobe instructors worldwide

100,000+ students

taught online, at seminars
and in classrooms

6,000,000+ views

and daily free tutorials
on our YouTube channel


Martin Perhiniak

Founder & CEO

Martin founded YES through a love of teaching and passing on knowledge. He's an Adobe Certified Instructor, taught at Adobe Max the ultimate creative in 2018 and was recently voted one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world.

His background as a Graphic Designer means his courses not only cover all the software techniques you need to know but also talk about design principles and composition. In his ten years as a designer he worked for companies like Pixar, the BBC & Mattel.

Shumi Perhiniak

Creative Director & Editor

Shumi is a self-taught graphic designer. In 2012 she took a career break and devoted her time to studying Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Six months later she started freelancing and within a year become a Certified Photoshop Expert.

She has worked both in-house and in agency roles as a retoucher, artworker and moved on from junior to senior design roles. Working for brands like JJW hotels and Resorts, Toni&Guy Hair, Baker Ross and Renaissance Education. 

Emily Melling

Digital Media Manager

Emily studied a degree in Visual Communication at Arts University Bournemouth. After graduating she worked as a Junior artworker before becoming a freelance Graphic Designer, specialising in Branding & Identity and working one on one with her own clients.

Passionate about developing creative connections, learning and sharing design skills and following new trends/technological updates within the creative industry she is now our Digital Media Manager here at YES.

Barni Heredi

Video Production Manager

Barni studied Architecture and for a while worked in his profession however his passion for video editing changed the course of his career. Originally a self-taught enthusiast. In 2014 he worked on different educational projects and devoted a lot of time to learning more about video editing. Whilst taking on freelance projects and working with different video editing platforms, including starting his own YouTube channel.

He started working as a freelancer for YES and has now joined the team full time to both edit video content and create animations.