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Instructional Designer

Folsom, California, United States
February 08, 2018

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Kathi Quesnel


Learning, Training & Communication Strategist

Instructional Design - Project Management – Explainer Videos – Usability Testing – HFE

Innovative and versatile professional with extensive experience designing, implementing and managing learning and training content utilizing various format and delivery methods. Strong skillset in software systems and tools providing end solutions that engage the user, making them more productive and excited to learn. Influences and conveys messages in a powerful way, increasing user adoption and creating valuable learning experiences.

Skills Summary


Curriculum design

Content data analysis

Learning plan development

Training management

Coaching and mentoring

Human Factors Engineering

Content Delivery:

Explainer & how to videos

Interactive course development

Character animation

Whiteboard animation

eLearning/Multimedia development

Marketing/public relations collateral

Conduct usability testing

SharePoint web development


GoAnimate, Storyline

Audacity, Adobe Presenter

Snagit, Photoshop, SharePoint

Content Management Systems (CMS)

oSaba, MyLearning, Joomla

oDocumentum, Author Center

Professional Overview

Kathi’s Design Studio, Folsom CA (October 2017 - current)

Self-employed Explainer Video Creator & Sr. Instructional Designer

People only retain about 10% of what they hear But 60% of what they see. Using video to convey your message is a powerful way to influence user adoption. I provide high quality 2D character and whiteboard animation explainer videos and live demo videos that will take your message to the next level. With 20+ years’ experience in Instructional Design and Explainer Video creation, I bring outside the box thinking that will entertain and educate viewers.This short video shows you samples of what I can provide How I use videos to tell a story (4min video).

INTEL CORPORATION, Folsom CA (July 1996 – September 2017)

Senior Instructional Designer, Video Creator & Learning Project Manager

Training team coordinator, bridging gaps across learning content, engineering, security, legal and end users. Create customized solutions to turn even the most complicated message into an easy and effective learning platform. Designing custom images that are specific to content. In the 2017, successfully led and delivered over 11 learning content projects, 45 explainer videos, 10 websites redesign and implemented self-paced learning collateral to over 100,000 employees.

Key Achievements

Produce explainer videos and live demo videos, some with over 2000 views

oHow I use videos to tell a story (4min video)

Provide high quality 2D character and whiteboard animation explainer videos and live demo videos that will take your message to the next level.

Adding creative flare, developed e-learning focusing on the "why" they want to know about this information.

Developed learning curriculum for document compliance and secure content management programs and delivered through blended learning solutions to Intel globally.

Led the training effort for securing personal technology in the corporate environment allowing the entire corporation to be connected anytime anywhere.

Designed eLearning for external customers that influenced a corporate goal by educating customer on the value of the new capabilities resulting in increased sales.

Influenced engineering redesign of enterprise-based software for a better customer experience for over 50,000 employees.

Created content to build awareness, using social media to get feedback, and worked closely with program managers, engineers and communications team to implement all facets of the TCM plan providing more user adoption.

Designed, executed and performed a data analysis for usability testing.

Applied user-center design (UCD) techniques to redesign website navigation based on analysis of customer surveys and card sorting to define key terms, resulting in increased customer satisfaction to over 200 employees.

Developed instructional content for SharePoint achieving a 30% reduction in customer service calls and serve as a SharePoint subject matter expert.

Certifications & Education

Certified Usability Analyst (CUA), Certification, 2013 – Issuing Org: Human Factors International

Science of Effective Web & Application

User-centered Analysis and Conceptual Design

Practical Usability

Testing and Putting Research into Practice

User Experience (IT UX), Certification, 2012 - Issuing Org: Intel Corporation

Human Factor Engineering (HFE), Certification, 2011 - Issuing Org: Intel Corporation

Coursework in Interior Design, 1989 - Institution: West Valley Junior College, Saratoga, CA

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