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Instructional Design Manager
Instructional Design Manager
BIOTRONIK – Lake Oswego, OR/Jacksonville, FL – July 2016 to Present
Working with a team, responsible for managing the design, content and structure of BIOTRONIK’s training, education and certifications programs and ensuring consistency across training content.
Work with all members of the Training Department as well as cross functionally with Marketing, Product Management, and Regulatory.
Principle Duties & Responsibilities:
Work with subject matter experts and key stakeholders to develop learning objectives for programs
Ensure that all presented material (e-learning modules, presentations, customer tools, etc.) are updated and consistent with current product iteration, procedure and technique, and software versions
Ensures training and certification materials are consistent with sales and marketing messaging
Design and implement testing and e-learning assessment tools
Develop and manage material for online customer training, internal e-learning, field-team training, presentations and customer learning/reference aids which facilitate the use of BIOTRONIK objectives
Work with outside consultants and contractors to accomplish content management objectives
Manage delivery of all final content, in multiple formats, and ensure its appropriately routed for approvals and posted in proper locations
Update and maintain certification handbooks
Advise BIOTRONIK teams on best practice recommendations to promote learning and retention across a wide range of audiences and programs using e-learning tools and video/motion graphics solutions
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY – Kent, OH – August 2012 to December 2015
Instructor with the College of Visual Communication Design. Instructor for Kinetic and Motion Graphics, Advanced Graphic Design, Web/Interactive and Visual Design Literacy. Developed course content for on-line and on-ground courses in addition to teaching classes.
President and Creative Director
VERTEX CROSSMEDIA – Canton, OH – January 2012 to July 2016
Sole proprietor of graphic design and video production company. Art Director, Graphic Artist, Copywriter, Producer, Director, Cinematographer and Motion Graphic Artist for my own company, Creative Director over staff ranging from 3 to 8 employees/contractors. Sold company in 2016 to the Karcher Group.
Motion Graphics Director
WRL ADVERTISING – Canton, OH – October 2003 to January 2012
Motion Graphics Director for the creative department. Responsibilities included writing, producing, filming, editing, and outputing digital video content for media outlets, corporate video, training video, and video presentations. Also graphic design for print, web, and multimedia.
THREAD INFORMATION DESIGN – Toledo, OH – February 2002 to October 2003
Junior Graphic Designer for the art department and cinematographer. Duties included designing for print, web, multimedia, and also all shooting, editing, and motion graphics for video. Responsible for facilitating projects from initial concepts to final output, meeting customer requirements.
Instructor and Teaching Assistant
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY – Bowling Green, OH – February 2001 to February 2002
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, BGSU (2/01 to 2/02) Video/Motion/Graphic Designer Contract employee for the Digital Streaming Infrastructure Project. Integrated new software and hardware to meet faculty requirements for streaming video and Blackboard classroom development. Guided faculty and students in capturing, editing, compression, workflow process for web and video production. Upgraded and calibrated workstations and Mac OS suites, researched and implemented streaming media servers. Digital video/web/compression consultant, editor, and compositor. Instructor for workshops.
Master of Fine Arts in Motion Media
Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA – 2017
Bachelor of Science in Technology
Bowling Green State University – Bowling Green, OH – 2001
Associate in Quality Engineering
Lima Technical College – Lima, OH – 1998
Adobe Creative Suite (15+ years), Microsoft Office (15+ years), Blackboard (5+ years), Articulate Storyline (2+ years), Cinema 4D (Intermediate). Comfortable with Mac OS or Windows.
Articulate Storyline – Yukon Learning
Adobe Photoshop – NISDM
Adobe After Effects – NISDM
Adobe Premier – NISDM
Adobe Illustrator – NISDM