Certified Instructor

Voted one of Top 10
Adobe instructors worldwide

100,000+ students

taught online, at seminars
and in classrooms

4,000,000+ views

and daily free tutorials
on our YouTube channel


Martin Perhiniak

Founder & CEO

Martin is an Adobe Certified Instructor, was recently voted one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world and has been invited to teach at the ultimate creative conference, Adobe MAX in 2018!

Having also had 10 years of experience as a practising designer his online courses not only cover the technical knowledge you need. Martin also teaches a lot about design principles, compositional techniques and plenty of best practices that he picked up and developed while working as a designer and retoucher on projects such as Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story, BBC’s Dr Who or Mattel’s Team Hot Wheels.

Emily Melling

Digital Media Manager

Emily studied a degree in Visual Communication at Arts University Bournemouth. After graduating she became a freelance Graphic Designer, specialising in Branding & Identity, working one on one with her own clients.

As a creative she enjoys exploring new and innovative ideas both in her professional and personal projects.

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

Shumi Perhiniak

Creative Director & Editor

Shumi is a self-taught graphic designer, in 2012 she took one year sabbatical career break, where she devoted her time studying Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. In just after 6 months she started freelancing and within a year become a Certified Photoshop Expert.

Over the years she worked both in-house and in agency roles as retoucher, artworker and moved on from junior to senior design roles. She has designed for brands such as JJW hotels and Resorts, Toni&Guy Hair, Baker Ross and Renaissance Education. Currently she spends most of her time at YES and also studies short illustration and print pattern courses at
Arts University Bournemouth.