A few words about me
Growing up, I wanted to be either an illustrator for Disney (or Pixar right after I saw Toy Story), or a teacher. I’ve always liked creating things and communicating with people. And when I think about it, my job is a sort of combination of both.
If I’m not working, you’ll find me hiking with my dog, playing board games with my friends, or watching science-fiction movies.
My professional background
Over the past four years, I’ve worked as a Learning Experience Designer and a Multimedia Learning Designer for both public and private organizations, as a freelancer and as an employee. I’ve worked with several teams, as a leader or as a member, and I helped deliver educational solutions for thousands of learners worldwide.
I’ve worked on various projects including educational websites, elearning courses made with authoring tools, animated videos, Serious Games, blended courses, or even instructor-led trainings. I learned how to run a project from start to finish, and how to use awesome tools such as Adobe XD, Captivate, Storyline, or my personal favorite: Adobe Character Animator.
I graduated with a Master of Arts in Digital Media Engineering for Education from the University of Poitiers. I did a thesis on the impact of game mechanics on usability in Serious Games. In other words, I studied how different game mechanics impacted the perceived ease of use of an educational game. It clearly focused my work on usability, which I find sometimes lacking in learning solutions.
Before that, I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in History and Linguistics as an exchange student at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
What I like about elearning
I’m helping learners build or improve their skills. The best part of the job is sometimes hearing them say “Oh, I get it now!” after they complete a solution you helped design.
I also get to work closely with subject matter experts, which allows me to meet amazing people and learn about various topics from the best.
Being an elearning specialist also means working on many different tasks, and I get to be creative along the way. My duties range from analyzing the situation, conducting user research, defining learning objectives, to building the actual course, including designing and animating the characters used in it. And I always keep the best interests of learners in mind, whether I’m working on the whole project or one step only.
I can move around the world
I’m always up for new challenges, whatever part of the world they might take me. So if you want to work with me, please feel free to get in touch!