Thank you 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 I believe there’s always a way forward no matter how great the challenge.
I’ve been designing and developing online learning experiences since 2011 and teaching music since 2002. Business results, data, and learner empathy guide my design process.
I value integrity, compassion, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to constant evolution. In my free time, I enjoy reading, learning new technologies, and 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
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
Enough about me, let’s hear about the project you’re working on: Contact me to get it done!