I’m Niels Myrner, an Instructional Designer and E-Learning Developer based in San Francisco. I’m passionate about learning and I enjoy working at the intersection of creativity and technology.

I have eight years of e-learning 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 Training Evaluation, Clark and Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning, Gagne’s Nine Events, Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction, and the Keller ARCS Model of Motivational Design.


Articulate 360 (Storyline and Rise), Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects), HTML, CSS, Javascript, xAPI, Tableau, Camtasia, Vyond, and LMS Administration.


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!