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Jim McKinley Brown
Learning Experience Designer
828 713 9157
94 Beverly Road, Asheville, NC 28805
Graphic Design

Creativity, Communication, Typography, Adobe CC, Interactive Media, Branding, Delivering Presentations


Text-based and Visual-based Development, Scenarios, Branching Scenarios, Video Scripts, Audio Narration, Interaction Development

Needs Analysis

Project Description, Objectives, Constraints, Roles & Responsibilities, Data Collection, Review of Existing Materials, SME Interviews, External Stakeholders, Data Analysis, Recommendations, Training Solutions, Non-training Solutions, Communications

Adobe Creative Cloud

InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe XD, Adobe Spark, After Effects

Project Managment

Leadership, Communication, Scheduling, Risk-Management, Cost Management, Negotiating, Critical Thinking, Task Management, Quality Management, A Sense of Humor, Patience, Tech Savvy

Video and Audio

Camtasia, Screen-Cast-O-Matic, Audacity, Peek 360

Articulate 360

Storyline 360, Studio 360, Replay 360, Peek 360, Review 360, Rise 360

Creative and accomplished learning experience designer with proven success in conducting audience and needs analysis, program evaluation, project management, and training development. Advanced knowledge of adult learning theory and models such as ADDIE, SAM, and Bloom’s Taxonomy. Extensive visual and artistic talents developing and using Articulate 360, Adobe Creative Cloud, Camtasia, storyboarding, scriptwriting, and data storytelling.

Work Experience
Learning Architect & Quality Reviewer
iDesign 4514 Cole Ave, Suite 250 Dallas, TX7/2021 – Present

I partner directly with subject matter experts (SMEs) and stakeholders to design and develop research-based courses that ensure client success. I build trust with all stakeholders by conducting successful kick-off meetings, managing design projects, meeting deadlines, and preparing course documents for review and production. I perform reviews for IDs and partner institutions to ensure accessibility and quality assurance.

• Create learning experiences that guarantee stakeholder satisfaction and client results

• Build successful relationships with SMEs that secures quality course content

Instructional Designer & Virtual Trainer
Literacy Together 31 College Place, Asheville, North Carolina2020 – 2021

I designed elearning tutor training courses for volunteer literacy tutors on how to conduct virtual tutoring sessions using various technologies. I created training videos on how to navigate the LMS and how to use Zoom (basic to advanced users) and multiple devices to deliver successful tutoring. I provided technical support to deliver quality training during the pandemic.

• Supported directors who struggled to provide training during the pandemic

• Provided expertise on how to deliver quality eLearning to volunteer tutors

Asst. VP for Academic Affairs and Dean
Mars Hill University 100 Athletic Drive Mars Hill, North Carolina2015 – 2020

I managed a three-year project to develop training and a policy/training manual for a campus-wide academic integrity program. I conducted a needs analysis to warrant training was needed. I developed materials for multiple audiences and obtained stakeholder buy-in and approval at all levels. I developed an assessment system to measure training effectiveness.

• Impact changed the campus culture from policy policing to training and pedagogy

• Raised awareness of institutional standards and quality assurance

Professor of Education
Mars Hill University 100 Athletic Drive Mars Hill, North Carolina2000 – 2020

I authored eLearning courses in education, theatre, ethics, and general education for adult learners and developed assessments to measure student learning. I mentored hundreds of new educators entering the teaching profession. I collaborated with other instructors to develop curricula and served on multiple steering committees.

• Assisted hundreds of aspiring educators to achieve their goals and passions

• Participated in state and national professional organizations

Quality Enhancement Plan Developer
Mars Hill University 100 Athletic Drive Mars Hill, North Carolina2007 – 2010

I developed a five-year professional development program to improve student performance. I conducted a needs analysis that gathered baseline data to determine program direction and developed training and courseware materials. I conducted reviews to measure program goals and objectives.

• Authored major reports for external stakeholders and evaluators

• Developed a $300,000 budget that ensured program sustainability and leverage

Program Evaluator and Researcher
Center for Applied Research and Assessment – CARA2005 – 2007

I evaluated government programs and external grants to determine program effectiveness. I interviewed participants, reviewed company documents, and compiled data for reports. I collaborated with other researchers to produce final reports for various agencies.

• Analyzed both quantitative and qualitative data for program impact studies

• Designed research models to systematically collect data for needs analysis

Lead Instructional Fellow & LD Trainer
Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts A+ Schools1995 – 2000

I developed and presented ILT professional development sessions to hundreds of educators working in 27 North Carolina schools. I collaborated with artists and educators to develop several five-day institutes held at three locations across the State. I served as an on-site consultant to schools seeking one-on-one training.

• Supported teachers and administrators through a major school reform initiative

• Served as a change agent to develop high-quality arts education in my State

Instructional Design
eLearning Designer's Academy2020 – 2021

Doctor of Education
The University of South Carolina1999 – 2003
Master of Education – Reading
Sam Houston State University2006 – 2010
Master of Education – Theatre
University of North Carolina – Greensboro1989 – 1991