Summary

It is reassuring to realize how pleased clientele have been with Andrew's IxD (Interaction Experience Design) and LxD (Learning Experience Design) solutions over the past 20+ years. During this time, Andrew has partnered with clients, large and small, to champion a multitude of responsive/adaptive digital media & training solutions by filling the following roles: Creative Director, Art Director, Project Manager, Interaction Experience Designer, Learning Media Solution Consultant, Lead UX/UI Visual Designer, Senior Multimedia Designer, Front End Developer, Instructional Media Developer and Implementation Specialist.

As a User Experience advocate, Andrew also emphasizes the importance of leveraging both reliable and progressive methods toward controlled usability testing in order to more accurately determine the best data-driven, user-centered designs. He incorporates many skill sets with industry best-practices and proactive cross-team collaboration to exceed client expectations. Andrew is highly motivated with a track record of long-term proven success through returning clients.

UI Design work

UI, UX & IxD

Talent Development Design

Visual & Learning Experience Design 

Web Design/Development

Design & Front End Development

Work History

Work History

Abbott

Feb 2012 - Jun 2015

e-Learning Media & Visual Interface Design Specialist

Coordinated e-Learning as Learning Management System Organization Administrator for 7,000+ learners; provided tier 2 technical support, designed and developed contextual eLearning solutions through a variety of tools and methods.

Accomplishments
Created and developed Abbott brand refresh global interface templates for computer-based training. Established project branding identity while aligning within the new Abbott branding (including communication campaigns, custom interfacing we pages and associating support materials).

  • Produced custom audio narrations using Audacity, language localization, self-paced/interactive video content using Camtasia, Premier and Storyline.
  • Creatively & successfully established reliable SME input method while tracking and approving element changes with Storyline's translation tool feature.
  • Determined innovative method to capture off-site SME system interactions via a Webex remote login and mouse control for local simulation recordings.
  • As the sole developer, championed on-time, seamless delivery of training modules for new global complaint system.
  • Received award recognition for establishing project logo, campaign branding and communication deck for Abbott Nutrition Vice President OneVoice training initiatives.

Skills Used
Flash/Actionscript, Storyline, Captivate, Javascript, Camtasia, Lectora, Photoshop, Illustrator, SCORM/XML, HTML 5, CSS 3, After Effects, Premiere, Audacity.

Professional Consultant

Jul 1999 - Feb 2012

Interactive, Visual Design & Learning Media Specialist

Independent Consultant for a variety of clients acting as Creative Director, Lead Designer and Project Manager.  Clients include bSwift, Ascendis, World Vision, Bayer, Astellas, Océ, Caremark, Allstate, Manpower, Accenture, Sidley & Austin, Inforte, Ernst & Young

World Vision (Ascendis)

Nov 2011 - Jan 2012

eLearning Consultant

Consulting through Ascendis to develop courseware for World Vision. Curriculum consists of tracking and scoring learner progress via 9 nested modules. Configured and integrated this course for live testing using Moodle as the selected learning management system to successfully track learner progress, completion and pass/fail quiz scores for World Vision staff.

The Joint Commission

Aug 2011 - Oct 2011

Learning Media Developer

Designed and developed e-learning courseware with facilitated voice over recordings, branching and "dig-deeper" self-paced content.

bswift

May 2011 - Jul 2011

Visual Designer

Created and integrated new visual design for client-facing .net site using CSS and Photoshop CS5.

Embracing Moments Photography

Jan 2008 - Feb 2012

Marketing Director & Visual Artist

Marketing Director. Duties entail e-marketing, website design & development, social networking, product & print design.

Allstate Insurance (Contract)

Sep 2006 - Jul 2007

Lead UX Visual Designer Consultant

Lead Visual Design Consultant for Allstate's major portal site. Responsible for leading visual design solutions as well as comprehensive style sheet development and integration. As the Lead Visual Designer with Allstate’s User Experience group, I successfully identified and confirmed creative objectives and design boundaries for this major Allstate portal site. Responsible for leading visual design solutions as well as comprehensive style sheet development and integration, I leveraged a unique “3-2-1” iterative selection process to achieve mutual agreement among numerous stakeholders. As a key contributor to the UX team championing this project, I worked adaptively and collaboratively in a cross-team and “Agile” atmosphere.

Learning Media Consultant

Provided Interface design, visual content and HTML courseware technical integration for PHP-based LMS Corporate Diversity training. Responsibilities also included the administration, client technical testing, support and international/remote module deployment (in Germany & Japan). Additional project work was requested by this very satisfied client.

Drake Resource Group (Contract)

Jun 2006 - Jul 2006

Learning Management System Administrator

Administered custom (phpMyAdmin/Apache) LMS platform for copyright training courseware. Responsibilities entailed remote management of proper enrollment and access to training modules as well as course expiration and aggregate assessment scoring.

Océ USA Systems (Contract)

Mar 2006 - Mar 2006

Flash Developer

Produced JSP embedded Flash/XML remoting functionality for this returning client. Developed using ActionScript & JavaScript for product information and promotional company website.

Astellas US LLC (Contract)

Mar 2006 - Dec 2006

Learning Media Consultant

Worked closely with Drake Resource Group to guide the client through informed decision making around authoring tool selections, visual design & technical development best practices. This New Employee Orientation (SCORM Compliant) courseware consisted of custom Flash animation and advanced learner tracking capabilities. This project also entailed technical surveying, design integration and troubleshooting custom designing for their SAP Learning Solution platform.

Instructional Media Consultant

Assessed, advised, designed and developed web based e-learning visuals and pilot prototype module with full functionality for bundled PB.net Order Management courseware. Modules included conceptual & simulation SCORM/AICC compliant asynchronous multi level assessments and progress tracking.

E-Learning Consultant (Contract)

Provided visual/interface design solutions and developed e-learning intervention coursewares using an assortment of applications for bundled deliverables and aggregate tracking/scoring.

Lead Visual Design Consultant (Manpower Headquarters)

Consulted for five months on site at Manpower's main headquarters as the lead visual designer and front end integration specialist to develop in-house corporate e-learning. I was called back for phase II of this project to consult remotely in a similar capacity.

Océ USA Systems (Contract)

May 2005 - May 2005

Flash Developer

Produced engaging Flash site animation presenting company products and services.

Hewitt Associates (Contract)

Apr 2004 - Sep 2004

Visual Design & FED Consultant

Worked closely with Heuristic Factors and Human Interaction department as a lead Visual/UI design consultant to create, test and implement front end visual designs and custom identity branding for Human Resource Work Ways and Your Benefit Resource client sites. Collaborated in agile environment with design and development team on design iterations. Also managed CSS to simultaneously produce partially operable custom-branded prototypes as a sales previewing platform for clients.

Allstate Insurance (Contract)

Feb 2003 - Apr 2003

Visual Design Consultant

Created visual designs and developed styles and ASP/SSI page templates for multiple intranet sites.

Accenture

Jul 1999 - Apr 2002

Creative Team Manager

Navigated a team of five Visual Designers while partnering with IT to champion becoming Accenture's creative services group for the first Global Business Centre.  With a focus on user-centered design and true-to-design integration, we reliably brought to life a wide variety of web sites for multiple business ventures. 

Ernst & Young

Jul 1997 - Feb 1998

Senior Designer (Multimedia)

Designed and developed intranet sites and stand-alone multimedia “pitch decks” for client presentations

Creative Services Piece

Multimedia Designer

A pioneer in the business, I worked as a Multimedia Artist producing Lingo/Shockwave-based, Future Splash & GIF89a custom greeting animations which could be sent via the internet to friends and family.

Dover Industries

1992 - 1995

Visual Designer and Multimedia Artist

Designed, developed and maintained detailed interactive manufacturing product catalog for in-house and customer use in an interactive, cross platform compatible format (Adobe FrameMaker). Also designed and developed 3-dimensional solid product animation for promotional video purposes (using SGI / Alias Wavefront & Adobe Premiere video editing) Produce a variety of print communication vehicles for tradeshows.

Education

Education

SBK Learning & Development

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014

Criterion-Referenced Instruction and Critical Evaluation (CRIACE)

CRIACE is a proven, research-based method for quickly determining precisely how performance can be optimized. It's an approach that enables organizations to guarantee that each performer has all the skills and motivation to excel and removes any other performance barriers standing in the way of strategic success.

Designing Learning Certification

Demonstrated implementation of Blooms Taxonomy, ADDIE/SAM, learning objectives, Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Training Evaluation Model, ... etc.

Allen Interactions (Training)

Feb 1996 - Feb 1996

Advanced Lingo Training

Object oriented programming and advanced lingo programming interactions.

http://www.colum.edu

Jun 1993 - Aug 1996

Continuing Education

Utilized Silicon Graphics workstations to model, animate and render accurately scaled railroad tankcar product demonstration video for Dover Resources' Midland Manufacturing Corp. sales.

University of Illinois

Jun 1991 - Sep 1991

Continuing Education Graphic Design Course

Continued creative studies for visual design.

Bradley University

1987 - 1991

Bachelor of Science

Major —  Communication/Advertising

Minor —  Art/Graphic Design (focus on multimedia)

Active member and fundraiser of American Advertising Federation

    Skills

    Skills

    Moodle

    Articulate Presenter/Engage/Quizmaker

    Mandarin Chinese

    Lightroom2

    Captivate

    Breeze

    Fireworks

    Lectora

    Acrobat

    PageMaker

    FrameMaker

    Premiere

    Alias|Wavefront

    Lightwave

    DeBabelizer

    CorelDraw

    QuarkXPress

    Softsim

    Trainer

    Dreamweaver

    Freehand

    InDesign

    Illustrator

    Javascript

    CSS

    Director

    Lingo

    Flash

    ActionScript CS4 Pro

    Photoshop

    Depth of knowledge around photo correction, processing, curves and styling techniques

    HTML

    Hand coding and complex HTML

    Accolades

    Bayer "Diversity & Inclusion" Training

    (with Drake Resource Group, Project Manager Bridget Purdome & strategic DRG partner RDR Training Group)

    Please let me take the opportunity to thank you for your very customer orientated service and IT support during the last few months! The fast response time from you and your team has been very much appreciated! I hope we will stay in contact!

    Best regards,

    Wilhelm Oehlschläger

    Head of Human Resources Bayer HealthCare AG

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    Production Skills/Tools

    Design

    Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, InDesign, QuarkXPress, FrameMaker, PageMaker, CorelDraw, Acrobat, DeBabelizer

    Animation

    Flash, Director, Fireworks, Premiere, Lightwave, Alias|Wavefront Maya

    E-Learning

    Articulate Storyline & eLearning Studio, Lectora Inspire, Trainer, SoftSim, Captivate, Breeze, Authorware, Lectora, Articulate, Camtasia, Adobe Connect

    Programming Languages

    HTML, CSS, ASP, XML, Javascript, Lingo, ActionScript, PHPadmin, SCORM

    Spoken Languages

    English and Mandarin Chinese

    Awards

    Drake Resource Group, Inc — Consultant of the Quarter (October, 2003)

    Ernst & Young LLC Performance Recognition (September, 1997)

    Bradley University — Four year scholarship

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