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 an English teacher. I’ve always liked to create things and communicate with people. And when I think about it, my job is a sort of combination of both, which must be why I like it so much.
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 two years, I’ve worked as an Instructional Designer and a Learning Experience Designer for both public and private organizations. I’ve worked with several teams, as a leader or as a member, and I helped deliver educational solutions for thousands of learners.
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 Captivate, Camtasia, or my personal favorite: Adobe Character Animator.
But I didn’t start my career as an Instructional Designer. Before that, I was a tutor for 3 years, a secretary for 2 years, and a social worker for 1 year.
I graduated top of my class 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 too often 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 love about elearning
I’m a training professional helping companies build or improve their online educational resources. And just as any teaching profession, getting to make an impact on the lives of many is extremely rewarding. The best part of the job is hearing learners say “Oh, I get it now!” after they complete a course 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, 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!