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Kelly Hicks

Instructional Designer/ Educational Technology Specialist


Educational Technology professional with over 10 years experience in Program Development: including eLearning, webinars, learning and development, and informal education. Solid organizational, written, and creative design skills. Experience with Program Evaluation including: performance measurement, survey writing, and quiz creation. Master’s-level written and verbal skills. Entrepreneurial-minded. Comfortable working independently and in a team environment, priority in meeting goals and deadlines.

Cover Letter

Dear Hiring Manager, 

These are my top 5 reasons I would be the best candidate for an instructional design/e-Learning position:

  1. eLearning Design

-Transformed a Teen Entrepreneurship Book into a eLearning program.

-Collaborated with a nonprofit organization to produce an emotionally compelling PowerPoint to promote their new program

-Developed a geo-cache summer learning adventure program, geared towards children.

-Led execution of an online sales training program using the LSM system by Blackboard

 2.  Educational Technology

-Current on best practices in instructional technologies and curriculum design,

-Trained in Section 508 and SCORM compliance

-Led multimedia production using tools such as: Adobe Creative Suite, Moodle, iMovie, CourseSites, PowerPoint, HTMl/CSS, Scratch, Zoom Meeting, and more.

  3. Learning and Development

-Over 10 years experience writing educational programming content

-Designed and launched an interactive game designed to help a client recruit businesses hiring in the IT industry.

-Initiated a geo-based learning platform geared toward children with a focus on education.

  4.  Technical Expertise

-Authoring tool: Captivate 8; Adobe Photoshop; HTML/CSS coding; MySQL/PHP; Unity game design; CRM Management; Graphic Design

  5.  Teamwork

I’m an outgoing individual with tons of energy, enthusiasm, and personal initiative that has proven to be a benefit on the many collaborate projects I’ve participated.


Kelly Hicks

Work experience

Oct 2015current

Learning and Development Manager

Teen Biz Network
  • Designed hybrid e-learning course to be used by teachers to teach entrepreneurship
  • Responsible for maintaining Train the Teacher certification 
  • Manages the Train the Teacher program and providing live and webinar instructions 
Sep 2014Present

Lead Designer/Owner

Purple Pencil Inc.
  • I design online learning material, webinars, self-paced modules, e-courses, and micro-learning.
  • Worked with client to design an interactive game for marketing purposes 
Apr 2015Jul 2015

Web Designer/Administrative Assistant

Best Successes in Health Inc.
  • Responsible for creating and designing multiple websites to promote business and product awareness.
  • Developed an eLearning training program using CourseSites/Blackboard
  • Inventory maintenance and other administrative related task
  • Bookkeeping and accounting experience
Aug 2012Sep 2014

 Program Assistant

Robert A Miller Educational Resource Center
  • Assisted with the development of public relations and communications strategies to promote programs and increase community awareness
  • Coordinated details and logistics of events such as business meetings, social parties, and virtual events
  • Conducted marketing research from a nonprofit perspective

Educational Program Assistant

Black American West Museum
  • Responsible for the development and execution of educational programs geared at youth, school groups, and adults
  • Managed volunteers to support in the implementation of field trip tours and program events
  • Contributed to team effort by accomplishing projected goals



M.A. Information Learning Technology/eLearning

University of Colorado-Denver

M.A. Public Administration/Nonprofit Management

University of Colorado-Denver



Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access

HTML and coding experience

Webinar hosting: Zoom, WebEx, Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts

Google Analytics

Social Media: blogs, Facebook, Twitter

Adobe Captivate 8


Video production/Editing

Future Interests


What is e-Learning?: "eLearning is learning utilizing electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. In most cases, it refers to a course, program or degree delivered completely online".  

This is what I strive to do when creating my work. If I could identify my style I would say colorful, to the point, and fun.