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Tom Washam

instructional designer

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Hello. I am an instructional designer. a LMS administrator. an eLearning expert. a team player. a Bulls fan.
I live in Lakeview, Chicago.
I am passionate about implementing eLearning.

SERVICES

Instructional Design

I can contribute my experience and education in adult training, instructional design, and project management to assist in designing and implementing training strategies, learning programs, and organizational development.

eLearning

I have led in the design and development of over one-hundred training courses, aimed at creating effective and motivational e-learning experiences.

Explainer Videos

Sometimes a quick and easy explanation is necessary to help your audience clearly understand your products and ideas. I've developed dozens of explainer videos by pairing animations and voice-over talent with engaging stories.

Project Management

I believe in defining the processes and activities of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals.

WORK PROCESS

ANALYZE

DESIGN

DEVELOP

IMPLEMENT

EVALUATE

REPEAT

FUN NUMBERS

10,000 SATISFIED LEARNERS

100's OF DEVELOPED COURSES

10 YEARS OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

8.6/10 NET PROMOTER SCORE

MY CLIENTS

 
 
 

MY WORKS

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Product Governance

Explainer Video

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Game Center with over 8,000 Downloads!

Gamification

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Innovation Tournament

Explainer Video

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Compassionate Patient Interaction Training

Articulate Storyline

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Pre-Test Functionality

Articulate Storyline

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Interactive Tests

Articulate Storyline/QuizMaker

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LMS Implementation

CornerStone OnDemand LMS

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LMS Implementation

Angel/Blackboard LMS

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Try It Now Training

Explainer Video

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Gamification: Jeopardy!

Articulate Storyline

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Motivating New Managers

Explainer Video

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Interactive Sales Training

Articulate Storyline

LET'S GET IN TOUCH

Tom Washam

twasham22@gmail.com

563-370-6791

2930 N. Sheridan Rd. #1401 Chicago, Illinois USA

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RECENT WORKS

Current

Instructional Design Consultant

Mars, Inc.

• Developed a nine-part series eLearning module including voice-over and infographic-style elements using the latest Articulate 360 software.

Current

Instructional Design Consultant

iHeartMedia

• Implemented Cornerstone on Demand for over 6,000 users and helped with branding the portal to the iHeartMedia Learning Center.

• Developed New Hire Curriculum which includes over 80 learning objects and assigned the plan to all iHeartMedia new hire employees.

2018

Instructional Design Consultant

Bright Pink

• Developed two hour-long interactive training modules used to instruct healthcare providers on how to assess breast and ovarian cancer risk.

• Modules included dynamic charts, animated videos, and advanced quiz functionality.

2018

Instructional Design Consultant

Uber, Inc.

• Developed eleven eLearning modules for new Uber Eats delivery application.

• Worked with multiple stakeholders to ensure modules matched branding and contained key support information.

2017

Instructional Design Consultant

Northern Trust

• Converted over 4 hours of training material to online SCORM coursework for internal LMS.

• Created over 40 “Try It Now” scenarios to promote engaging scenario-based learning.

2017

Instructional Design Consultant

Grant Thornton

• Developed “Game Center” for 8 highly interactive gamification based eLearning courses.

• Coded leaderboard functionality in JavaScript to encourage competitive peer learning.

2016

Instructional Design Consultant

Mojo Networks

• Rebranded Mojo Network’s content and created several courses which included over 500 screens of material.

• Worked closely with system engineers to create real-world training simulations.

2016

Instructional Design Consultant

Equinix

• Developed over 5 hours of training content in multiple languages including English, Portuguese, French and German.

• Designed custom Equinix-themed template to aid in the rapid development of all learning objects.

2016

Instructional Design Consultant

Uber

• Developed twelve training modules to train support staff on partner and rider issues.

• Created explainer video to help market Uber Rush.

2016

Instructional Design Consultant

7-Eleven

• Developed 100-page employee reference manual for use in over 7,000 locations.

• Worked with an internal team of SME’s to design, develop and deliver learning tools.

2016

Instructional Design Consultant

American Marketing Association

• Developed over 6 hours of eLearning and made accessible to members from their tablet, smartphone, or computer.

• Hired and managed multiple contractors (e.g., voice actors and video editors) to develop all courses within budget.

2016

Instructional Design Consultant

Baxter/Baxalta

• Developed 8 part training series for internal employees using various programs such as Storyline 2, Adobe After Effects, and Camtasia to develop interactive eLearning courses.

• Worked with various stakeholders to create “explainer” video in Adobe After Effects for new manager onboarding process.

2015

Instructional Design Manager

Accretive Health

• Responsible for LMS and eLearning development for all US operations.

• Manage team who specialize in transcription, graphic design, and voice acting.

• Developed pre-test functionality for companywide compliance training, resulting in average savings of 22 minutes of training time per user, company annual total savings of 1,200 hours.

EDUCATION

2009

Master of Science, Instructional Design and Technology

Western Illinois University

Emphasis in eLearning for adult learners.

2007

Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design

Western Illinois University

DEVELOPMENT SKILLS

Instructional Design

Project Management

LMS Administration

eLearning Authoring

DESIGN SKILLS

Articulate 360

Adobe Creative Suite

Camtasia

TESTIMONIALS

Reggie Jose

Reggie JoseMGM Grand Resort and Hotels

What Tom was able to create fit our direction superbly. His understanding of coding principals allowed us to mix and match approaches to serve the different needs, all while maintaining our same tools. His portfolio should speak to the caliber of work by itself, but know that with his talents come a very personable, capable and innovative developer. Highly recommended!

John Contant

John Contant Baxalta

I can say, without reservation, that the results Tom brought to our organization are tremendous. Not only as he able to successfully drive and manage the design process on many courses across various lines of business, he is always looking for new opportunities to make our training better.

Krystal Conner

Kristal R. Conner Mojo Networks

Tom provided his unique skill set and the additional resources needed to get this certification training delivered ahead of schedule. Tom responded to all emails, calls, and requests for edits quickly and professionally. This was awesome given that some of these requests came during weekends or random times because of working with teams in different time zones.

Chris Olsen

Chris OlsenAppraisal Institute

Tom Washam is an excellent instructional designer. I have been on several teams with Tom, and he is able to always meet the client’s needs on time while creating stimulating instruction. I really enjoy working with Tom, he is very knowledgeable.

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