I am an experienced graphic artist and designer. I have been working as a freelance creative professional for over 20 years, currently focusing on the E-learning field.
I have 7 years of experience in Articulate Storyline creating engaging and entertaining online courses that inspire memorable learning. I create animations, appealing graphics, video, interactivity and even 3D models to illustrate complex concepts and make them easy to understand.
I will work with your SME (Subject Matter Expert) and turn your content into fun and exciting courses no matter what the topic. I use a step by step process that makes projects easy and fast without wasting precious time.
I have a sharp eye for detail and high quality. I am extremely reliable and punctual delivering results both efficiently and timely. I am an excellent communicator and will listen carefully to your needs so that you are completely satisfied with the results and get what you want.
Relevant Work History:
Blue House Energy
2013-Present - Various Contracts
E-learning developer using Articulate Storyline 360 as the primary tool – work with SME (Subject Matter Experts) and Instructional Designers (ID) to build engaging interactive modules for the green energy sector. Integrate animations, 3D models, voice overs, templates, and company branding, triggers and programming into the course to create professional looking and entertaining lessons. Create assessments and results slides, prepare courses for delivery on the LMS (Learning Management System). I can customize courses using triggers and variables and even add gamification as needed.
Freelance Multimedia and Graphic Designer
I am a creative professional with over 35 years of experience exploring a wide range of media. I learned silk screen printing in High School and sold my first series of greeting cards to a local craft gallery in the early 80's. I moved onto watercolor, photography, oil painting and operated a print business. I started in digital design in the mid nineties designing large museum murals and banner for Parks Canada. In 2009 I started learning 3D animation and modeling and use that in my work a lot.
Graphic Designer Animator
Designed and produced interactive animations and motion graphics for online learning platforms. Created appealing and user friendly interface staying on brand and enhancing user experience.
Canadian Heritage, Parks
Designed vector graphics for Museum installations including wall murals and large banners. Prepared concept sketches, scanned photographs and collaborated in production of an instructional video about museum artifact handling procedures.
I have authored and am proficient in:
Articulate Storyline - Educational Authoring
Maya - 3D Animation and Modeling
Premiere Pro - Video production and Editing
Adobe Animate - 2D Animation
Powtoon – animation many
VideoScribe – whiteboard animation
Web Design platforms such as Wix, Weebly etc.
Center for Arts and Technology
Completed 1 year 3D Graphics program at the Center for Arts and Technology,
Halifax Campus. Course included classes in Video production, graphic design and
Miksang Contemplative Photography
Studied and taught Miksang. I also coordinated exhibits for Miksang and started a
greeting card business based on Miksang Photography. Arranged for the reproduction
and framing of pieces for exhibits, and marketing and public service announcements.
NS Community College and the Centre for Art Tapes
Photoshop 2, Digital Darkroom, Preparing Art for the World Wide Web
Completed 3 digital imaging courses using Photoshop on PC and Macintosh platforms.
Memorial University of Newfoundland, BA
Bachelor of Arts degree, major in Spanish and minor in French.
Institute of Fine Arts, Taxco, Mexico
Training in Drawing, Painting, Design and Sculpture.
National Autonomous University, Mexico
Painting and drawing, School for Foreign Students.
1978 - 1982
Memorial University of Newfoundland Extension Services
Various Extension courses, studied figure drawing and oil painting under Gerald Squires (mentor).