How did I come
to design learning experiences?
My interest in designing learning experiences naturally evolved through my education, my work experience, and my identity as a lifelong learner. My BFA in Graphic Design and my BA in Communications first laid the foundation for my career as an Art Director, which broadened my love of visual art and my growing passion for technology. Later, while working in Higher Education, I partnered with faculty in the development of blended training for teachers. This experience inspired me to earn my Master's in Instructional Design & Technology.
I am a designer at heart and have always approached my work through this lens.
Why is this important? As any good designer knows, design is not just about how something looks. Design is first and foremost about problem-solving. Designers know the importance of understanding their audience—the end user. Designers are accustomed to working in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments. They have an eye for detail and are trained to be keen listeners and skilled communicators. They welcome feedback because they know that the best solutions involve constant critique and collaboration.
I have found all of these core competencies to be vital in the creation of meaningful learning experiences.