Thanks for visiting my portfolio! I’m Niels, an Instructional Designer and E-Learning Developer based in San Francisco.

I have an inextinguishable fire for learning, creativity and technology. I’m highly self-motivated, solution oriented and an optimist who believes there’s always a way forward, no matter how great the challenge.

I have eight years of design and development experience and fifteen years of experience teaching music to adults. My design process is guided by learner empathy and business results.

I value integrity, compassion, a strong work ethic, and commitment to constant evolution. In my free time, I enjoy learning new technologies. I develop content for an online drum lesson website and YouTube channel. I thrive on creativity and hard work. My wife and I enjoy staying healthy through outdoor adventures.

Tools and Theory


ADDIE, SAM, Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation, Clark and Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning, Keller ARCS Model of Motivational Design, Design Thinking, Agile, Gagne’s Nine Events, Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction, Graphic Design, Visual Communication


Articulate Storyline and Rise, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects, Tableau, Camtasia, Google Suite, Microsoft Office

Languages, Frameworks and Other Technologies

HTML5, CSS3, ES6 JavaScript, Bootstrap, Node.js, Express, Git, GSAP3, xAPI

Interpersonal Skills

Listening, Empathy, Communication, Teamwork


University of Washington
Certificate, E-Learning Instructional Design, 2018 – 2019

NYU Stern School of Business
Certificate, Data Visualization, 2019

Sonoma State University
BA in Music, Jazz Studies, 2003 – 2007

Let’s Talk

Enough about me, let’s hear about the project you’re working on: Contact me to get it done!