Davies Media Design provides online education for free and open source creative software. Plus, we support the people that make free and open source software possible.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide superior, original and affordable educational content for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for students around the world, empowering people of all nationalities, income levels, and educational backgrounds with skills they can use for their careers or creative projects. All without the need to subscribe to corporate creative software.

Supporting Open Source

Davies Media Design supports the people that make Free and Open Source Software possible. This mainly includes developers who put in tons of time and effort, usually for little to no pay, to build and maintain the various programs used in our educational content. We currently support or have supported the following contributors, and recommend you do the same:

ZeMarmot Team, GIMP

Martin Owens, Inkscape

Oyvind Kolas, GEGL

Company History

Michael Davies

Michael Davies

Owner & Founder | Davies Media Design

Davies Media Design was officially established on YouTube in May 2011 – with our first ever GIMP tutorial released in November of that same year. The channel was created by Michael Davies as a result of frustrations with the unclear and hard-to-follow GIMP tutorials that were on YouTube at the time. Today, our YouTube channel is watched all over the world as one of the largest GIMP- and FOSS- (Free and Open Source Software) focused channels, with millions of views and over 100,000 subscribers! We have hundreds of tutorials dedicated to GIMP, plus additional tutorials on other free creative software (including WordPress, Inkscape and Darktable), and several online courses with thousands of students.
Davies Media Design officially became a Limited Liability Company in 2015.
Thanks to all of our viewers that have supported our channel over the years and helped it become what it is today!