About

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Thanks for stopping by! I’m a learning experience designer and developer based in Kirkland, Washington. I have an inextinguishable fire for learning, creativity, and technology and 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. My design process is guided by user research, business needs, and collaborative problem solving.

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 mountain biking.

Skills

Interpersonal

I strive to be a good listener, empathize, communicate proactively, and support my team in any way possible.

My Design Toolkit

Design Thinking, User-Centered Design, ADDIE, SAM, Agile, Clark and Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning, Jakob Nielsen’s 10 general principles for interaction design, Gagne’s Nine Events, Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction, Keller ARCS Model of Motivational Design, Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation

My Software Toolkit

Figma, Articulate 360 (Storyline and Rise), Adobe CC (Illustrator, After Effects, Premier, Audition), Tableau

Languages, Frameworks and Other Technologies

HTML5, CSS3, ES6 JavaScript, WCAG 2.1, Bootstrap, GSAP, xAPI, Google Firebase, AWS

Education

University of Washington
Certificate, UX & Visual Interface Design, 2021 – 2022 (in progress)
UX Design Thinking, Applied UX Design, Integrating UX with Interactive Visual Design

University of Washington
Certificate, E-Learning Instructional Design, 2018 – 2019
Designing E-Learning Environments, Developing & Managing E-Learning, E-Learning Assessment & Evaluation, E-Learning Practicum

NYU Stern School of Business
Certificate, Data Visualization, 2019
Data Formatting and Analysis for Data Graphics, Creation, Refinement, and Presentation of Data Graphics

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

My Bookshelf

I love books! If I had to choose just seven books to take with me to a desert island, these are my top picks:

  • The Design of Everyday Things, Don Norman
  • Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman
  • E-Learning and the Science of Instruction, Richard E. Mayer and Ruth C. Clark
  • Design for How People Learn, Julie Dirksen
  • Map It: The Hands-on Guide to Strategic Training Design, Cathy Moore
  • Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation, James D. Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kayser Kirkpatrick
  • …and the seventh, because I’m reading it now: Flawless Consulting, Peter Block

I’d leave these three books waiting at home on the kitchen table:

  • Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind, Suzuki Roshi
  • Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, Lennard Zinn
  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, John C. Bogle

Thank You!

I hope you enjoy exploring the projects in my portfolio. If you have questions, feedback, or if you’d like to see more, please contact me.