Ascend has served the Chicago creative community by offering the highest quality training programs since 1998. 

Ascend has top industry professionals dedicated to training web developers, graphic designers, publishers, and video editors.

Our philosophy is that students learn by doing and our classes are jam packed with interactive learning experiences. Our classes have a maximum of 10 students to ensure individualized attention.

Reviews of Ascend Training

(3 Reviews)
Adobe Video Basics

1/15/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Adobe Video Basics


Very informative and helpful, especially for a video-editing newbie! Would have liked to create one entire project on own to test skills and have instructor provide feedback.

Adobe Video Basics

4/2/2018
Marie L

Attended: Adobe Video Basics


I would definetely recommend Ascend Training. The instructors and staff are wonderful to work with, friendly and know what they are talking about. They have a huge selection of training that will help and enrich you anyway you are looking to. After a class with them I don't mind going back to work.

Adobe Video Basics

4/2/2018
Stacey D

Attended: Adobe Video Basics


Great place with teachers who are experts in the field. Allows to you retake class if you do' not feel you grasped the content the first time. Beautiful location too.

Adobe Premiere Pro

4/2/2018
Stacey D

Attended: Adobe Premiere Pro


Great place with teachers who are experts in the field. Allows to you retake class if you do' not feel you grasped the content the first time. Beautiful location too.

Adobe Video Basics

4/2/2018
Heather I

Attended: Adobe Video Basics


I have nothing but good things to say. It is amazing how much I keep learning after attending any of their paid or free sessions. If you are using any of the adobe products definitely check this place out to keep yourself current with the updates or even learn some hidden items that you might have not known about for years.

Adobe Premiere Pro

4/2/2018
Marie L

Attended: Adobe Premiere Pro


I would definetely recommend Ascend Training. The instructors and staff are wonderful to work with, friendly and know what they are talking about. They have a huge selection of training that will help and enrich you anyway you are looking to. After a class with them I don't mind going back to work.

Adobe Design Basics

4/2/2018
Jennifer J

Attended: Adobe Design Basics


I am so thankful for the Adobe Basics: Intro to Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator at Ascend Training. This class was exactly what I needed. I am so excited to put my new Adobe subscription to use with confidence. The instructor tailored the class to every student's individual needs, and answered all of our questions. I highly recommend this class for anyone who uses these programs. I learned so much about how to integrate Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator properly and efficiently. I am already looking at the upcoming schedule to see what class I need next.

Adobe Premiere Pro

4/2/2018
Heather I

Attended: Adobe Premiere Pro


I have nothing but good things to say. It is amazing how much I keep learning after attending any of their paid or free sessions. If you are using any of the adobe products definitely check this place out to keep yourself current with the updates or even learn some hidden items that you might have not known about for years.

Adobe Design Basics

4/2/2018
Kaitlyn B

Attended: Adobe Design Basics


To say that Ascend Training changed my life, sounds a little dramatic, but it happens to be true! It was mid-semester when I realized that my side "passion" projects are what I actually should be doing for a living. I dropped out of grad school, and with the money I had remaining for the semester, purchased the introduction to InDesign class. It was the Adobe software I was the least familiar with but the one that was essential to landing any design job. I completed the class and after two days, went home to make fake brochures, business cards, anything I could think to build a small portfolio. Within a month I had an internship as a designer at a local start-up which led to a paying job a boutique marketing firm, then a legal publisher, and now as an in-house designer at a global organization. Ascend gave me the skills and confidence that I could pursue a new career path that I didn't think was possible. The value of the class is outstanding and you leave with the skills to apply to real-world situations. You are given invaluable tips that you would never learn on your own, and are taught processes that not only enhance your skills but also your productivity. I am so thankful that I found their class as it really did change my life and helped me get where I am today!

Adobe Photoshop Level 1

4/2/2018
Tom D

Attended: Adobe Photoshop Level 1


Jori, Jackie, Fabiola and the whole crew at Ascend Training... they are some of the most genuinely helpful and educated people I have worked with. I was both a speaker and student at their Adobe Days event - I'm also continuing to work with them in the field of SEO. Their Adobe Days event was incredible, no wonder so many people showed up. You start in an incredible auditorium at the Chicago Fine Arts Building then eventually get split into smaller groups so you can choose what subject you want to learn about (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, 3D, marketing, etc). Each one I went to was just as helpful as the last. Their instructors know how to speak to both beginner and advanced students and go straight into diving into whatever program/topic you're learning about. No fluff which is exactly what I was looking for. Working with them outside of Adobe Days is just as good. They're always open to new ideas and are very easy to get along/work with. I really can't say enough about the whole experience, it's just one of those things you just want to get more involved in, and I plan to.

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Upcoming Classes at Ascend Training

Premiere Pro Bootcamp
Premiere Pro Bootcamp
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Monday Aug 16th, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Advanced Web Development
Advanced Web Development
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Wednesday Sep 1st, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Premiere Pro Fundamentals
Premiere Pro Fundamentals
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Monday Sep 13th, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Adobe After Effects Level 1
Adobe After Effects Level 1
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Wednesday Sep 15th, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Adobe Design Basics
Adobe Design Basics
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Wednesday Sep 22nd, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Wordpress Level 1: Building Websites and Blogging
Wordpress Level 1: Building Websites and Blogging
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Tuesday Sep 28th, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Adobe Illustrator Level 1
Adobe Illustrator Level 1
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Wednesday Sep 29th, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Adobe Captivate: Part 1
Adobe Captivate: Part 1
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Monday Oct 4th, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Adobe Captivate: Complete Bootcamp
Adobe Captivate: Complete Bootcamp
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Monday Oct 4th, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Adobe Captivate: Part 2
Adobe Captivate: Part 2
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Wednesday Oct 6th, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Adobe Photoshop Level 1
Adobe Photoshop Level 1
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Monday Oct 18th, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Web Development Essentials
Web Development Essentials
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Tuesday Nov 2nd, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Adobe InDesign Part 1
Adobe InDesign Part 1
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Wednesday Dec 8th, 10am - 5pm Central Time

Adobe After Effects Level 2
Adobe After Effects Level 2
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Monday Aug 9th, 10am - 5pm Central Time