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Instructional Designer / E-learning Specialist

McKinney, TX
September 24, 2018

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- E-learning modules

- Blended learning courses

- Serious learning games

- Presentation interactives

- Software Simulations

- Interactive video

- Micro learning nuggets

- Knowledge checks, quizzes

- Fit-for-purpose designs

- Motion graphics


- Adobe Creative Cloud CC

- Articulate Storyline 2 and Storyline 360

- Captivate 8 and 9

- Camtasia 8

- Audacity

- Microsoft Office

- Snagit

- ADDIE, SAM, Agile models and adult learning theory

- Rapid prototyping

- Authoring and programming

- Audience behaviors

- Processes and workflows

- User interfaces and branding

- SCORM and LMS delivery

- SME interviews and research

- Familiarity with HTML, HTML5, Flash, mobile delivery


Obsidian Learning, Houston, TX

Consultant working remotely 2012 - present Company employee 2007- 2012

Obsidian Learning is a design studio developing interactive learning programs that engage learners and accelerate skills development, including web-based and classroom training, mobile learning apps, and multimedia. As an employee and later as a consultant/contractor:

- Produced e-learning modules with Storyline, Captivate, Camtasia, Adobe CS

- Designed self-instructional courses, blended learning courses, serious learning games, video software interactives, micro learning nuggets, motion graphics, quizzes

- Provided strategy, analysis, design, artistic direction, content development, technical writing, graphics design, creation, and delivery of over 60 courses

- Developed processes, workflows, templates, strategies, and client samples

- Invented unique methods and treatments

- Specialized in unusual solutions, highly interactive projects, and video-based modules

FSIS Center for Learning, Dallas, TX

Audiovisual Production Specialist 1985-2007

The Media Center was a large studio that created illustrations, photography, books, classroom aids, video programs, field videotaping, computer-based training modules, and online training for FSIS employees in the food safety industry.

As an employee and later as a working supervisor:

- Delivered training to 15,000 Food Safety and Inspection System employees

- Designed a 5000 square foot studio, equipped and staffed it

- Performed illustration, graphic design, book layout, product photography, videotaping, CBT design,

e-learning design, and classroom aids

- Created the first online image library with thousands of original assets

- Received numerous personal awards and projects nominated for department level awards

- Completed dozens of training programs in a variety of formats


University of North Texas, 30 hours, Art, Multimedia, Film


- Sand carving

- Art festivals and museums

- Writing pottery books


Obsidian Learning: 3522 White Oak Drive, Houston, TX

President Monica Savage, 281-***-****

Manager Peggy Floyd, 832-***-****

FSIS Center for Learning: 1100 Commerce St, Dallas, TX

Branch Chief Laria Robinson, 334-***-****

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