Jack of All Job Aids
eLearning modules, videos, podcasts, software tutorials, simulations, infographics, animations, interactive videos, micro-learnings, voice-over narration, printed job aids, logos, task lists, on-the-job training, instructor led trainings, gamification, posters, mobile performance support, graphics, checklists, guides, etc.
eLearning Challenges and Examples
To make up for not being at liberty to share work completed for most clients, Joseph participates in Articulate’s eLearning Challenges and experiments with tools like Storyline 360 to demonstrate abilities and creativity.
Podcasts and Video Tutorials
Joseph produces and hosts the Instructional Redesign podcast (with co-host Cara North) as well as the eLearning Out Loud YouTube channel. He designed, implemented, and maintains all aspects including branding, recording, editing, and promoting.
LEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGN
Branded eLearning Templates
Adhering to applicable branding guidelines, Joseph creates templates for organizations in both PowerPoint and Articulate Storyline. This example was designed as a proof of concept reducing unnecessary complexity commonly found in eLearning modules. The goal being to save time, reduce cognitive load, and put the learner more in control.
Call Center Simulation
This proof of concept was intended to demonstrate how an eLearning module could reinforce key concepts from previous training around customer service. Learners analyze and rate the performance of fictional call logs displayed to mimic a text message chat.
Central Ohio ATD Promo
The Central Ohio chapter of the Association for Talent Development hosts a bi-monthly Learning Technology SIG (special interest group). Joseph volunteered to shoot and edit a promotional video for the group.
LEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGN
iPad Learning Experience
After exploring use cases for learning through a tablet. This mockup was created as a proof of concept for a potential eLearning framework delivered via iPad (4:3 aspect ratio).
Logos, Promotional Material, etc.
As a full-time employee, people often came to Joseph for graphic needs like logos, flyers, posters, etc. Here is a sampling of the few non-proprietary custom graphics Joseph has designed for the web and print.
eLearning Design and Development
Joseph has 15 years of experience creating a wide variety of traditional and contemporary asynchronous learning solutions (a.k.a. eLearning) and the media assets they may contain. If you are looking for either a custom solution, branded template, or to hand off a completed storyboard for development, get in touch.
Learning Experience Design (LXD)
Lacking a widely accepted definition, Joseph views LXD as the infusion of user experience design principals and processes into instructional design. The end result is a more iteratively designed learning solution that, from the start, is tailored to learner needs, desires, and expectations while still striving for organizational objectives.
With a background in multimedia production, Joseph spent much of his 13 years of full-time employment as “the video guy over in training”. That led him to many interesting video shoots from c-suite offices to manufacturing facilities. Joseph now provides media solutions or consultation to organization looking to improve their employee experience through video, podcasts, and more engaging live stream events.
- Adobe CC
(Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Audition, InDesign, etc.)
- Articulate 360
(Storyline, Rise, Review, etc.)
- Camtasia / SnagIt
- Figma / Adobe XD
- Adapt / Evolve
- Adobe Captivate
- Google Ecosystem
(Docs, Drive, Sheets, Gmail, etc.)
- Microsoft Ecosystem
(Office, Teams, Outlook, SharePoint, OneNote, OneDrive, etc.)
- Open EdX
- WordPress / Divi
…and always learning more.
Described as a “learning and development renaissance man” for his depth of skills and experience around learning technologies and tools, Joseph Suarez is passionate about the design and development of effective, user-centered learning solutions.
Joseph’s career has spanned several industries including healthcare, manufacturing, IT services, and retail. Starting as an eLearning developer and graphic designer in 2007, he quickly developed a keen awareness for how visual communication and multimedia positively influence learning outcomes. From pursuing an interest in instructional design, he evolved into a well-rounded learning professional, collaborating with stakeholders and subject matter experts to determine appropriate, cost-effective solutions aligned to business needs. He’s been fortunate to support the rollout of several high-profile software systems, learning management systems, and an award winning mobile performance support app.
An independent consultant since 2020, Joseph helps clients improve the quality of their learning solutions while continuing to sharpen his skills and test new technologies. He also enjoys speaking and writing about his craft and advocates for improved learner experiences. He produces a podcast (Instructional Redesign) and YouTube channel (eLearning Out Loud) on the subject.