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"Jim is a learning professional, educator, and freelance eLearning experience designer, based out of Asheville, North Carolina. Jim joined The eLearning Designer's Academy in December of 2020, and in that time he's elevated his eLearning design and development skills, and mastered Articulate Storyline and Rise. This has helped him build his portfolio and jumpstart his business as a freelance eLearning designer."

Tim Slade
Freelance eLearning Designer and Founder of the eLearning Designers Academy

Jim McKinley Brown

I've always been compelled to create meaningful, thoughtful, and beautiful learning environments and spaces, especially those learning experiences in the online virtual world.


eLearning experiences that transforms people and organizations.


Learning of all types - virtual, in person, blended, full course or microlearning


Curricula that empower people to grow and flourish.


Profit and nonprofit, industrial and education organizations in their success.

Making a successful career transition takes time and patience. This is especially true when you're making the leap from academia and higher education and into instructional design and eLearning. So, in this session of The eLearning Designer's Academy Live, Jim Brown and I discuss and answer questions about the lessons he's learned along the way, pivoting from academia to instructional design.