My education, work experience, and creative pursuits bring a unique perspective to my instructional design practice.
- BFA in Graphic Design – SUNY New Paltz, NY
- MFA in Visual Art – Lesley University, MA
- Certificate in eLearning Instructional Design & Development – Oregon State University, OR
I built my design career on developing outreach materials for non-profit environmental organizations. Early stints as a digital typesetter and book interior designer provided strong typography and publication design skills. Along the way, I developed a love for teaching.
In 2007 I began teaching with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. For over a decade, I served as a Lead Faculty member and Assistant Online Program Director, where I supervised over sixty faculty members and provided training on eLearning best practices.
In this capacity, I had the opportunity to develop courses and training materials and review hundreds of online classes. So, I had a front-row seat to witness what works and what doesn’t work in online learning.
Shifting my focus to instructional design was a natural progression. The practice combines my innate design sensibilities with my passion for online education. I encourage you to view samples of my work:
In my spare time, I enjoy plant-based cooking and mindful photography. In 2015, I started a food blog, VeggiePrimer.com, to share tips and recipes. Blogging has expanded my understanding of how to write for online readers.
In 2016 I started a craft business, StandingImpressions.com, with my husband. We combine my photography (imprinted on ceramic tile) with his woodworking (frames, tables, etc.) to create handcrafted home décor. Developing an eCommerce website furthered my knowledge of how consumers interact with online interfaces.
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my skills and experience could serve your instructional design needs.