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Joe Schultz eLearning & Multimedia
   

1011 Cottonwood Cir.
Golden, CO 80401
720.539.1351
joe@makeitsojoe.com

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Joe Schultz
eLearning & Multimedia Developer

Objectives

  • Develop clear, concise and compelling multimedia presentations and publications to help people comprehend complex concepts
  • Create beautiful, thought-provoking, and entertaining art
  • Provide creative leadership in order to maximize positive outcomes
  • Quickly adapt to evolving needs of a project

Profile

  • 18 years experience producing computer-based multimedia and eLearning
  • Over 26 years experience designing and producing audio and visual art
  • Proficient at collaborating with other professionals
  • Strong background in solving technical problems
  • Able to quickly understand complex technical concepts
  • Focused, detail-oriented, conscientious, organized, respectful, and reliable

Professional Experience

Co-Owner
2013 - present
JSL Creative Learning
Golden, CO
JSL Creative Learning creates a variety of adult learning experiences from engaging and entertaining eLearning to lively stand-up trainings to role-play and coaching using professional actors. Our founding members have decades of experience in online learning, instructor-lead training, and multimedia production. Clients include CH2M Hill and Kaiser Permanente.
  • Co-founder and co-owner
  • Art director
  • Chief multimedia artist
  • Operations manager
  • Oversee subcontractors
  • Regularly collaborate with clients and executive decision-makers
eLearning & Multimedia Developer
1997 - present
Various Clients including:
CH2M HILL, University of Colorado at Denver, Kaiser Permanante, CISCO, Hewlett-Packard, and EnergyLogic
  • Design and implement eLearning courses including: layout, programming, illustration, audio production, video production, animation, and testing
  • Create high-impact, animated graphics for PowerPoint sales and training presentations
  • Develop websites for Photographers, Vacation Rental, architects, engineers, physical therapists, and more
  • Create 2-D illustrations, 3-D illustrations, and animation
  • Build 3-D computer-based simulations
  • Produce computer-based multimedia presentations
  • Design marketing materials
Multimedia Consultant
February 2011 to
December 2011
Kaiser Permanente – Service Quality Dept., Denver, CO
Develop a variety of printed and electronic materials to support various learning initiatives including: eLearning courses, educational job aids, animated PowerPoint presentations, video communications, and more; all materials are designed to help employees deliver healthcare services with greater compassion and empathy

Art Director
February 2002 to
February 2010

Video Professor, Lakewood, CO
Senior member of Production Department creating computer-based lessons on a wide variety of software applications and computer skills including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, eBay, Quicken, Online Travel, etc.
  • Art Direction
    • Oversaw graphics production (5 artists)
    • Developed design standards and production processes to maintain quality and consistency across a wide variety of products
    • Created templates for new graphic and animation production
    • Interviewed prospective Graphic Designers, evaluated their skills, made hiring recommendations, and trained new employees
  • Project Management
  • Graphic Design and Animation
    • Illustrated technical concepts for software training presentations to be delivered on CD-ROM and over the Internet
    • Created introductions to lessons including 2-D animation, 3-D animation and 3-D modeling
  • Multimedia Development
    • Optimized multimedia presentations for web delivery
    • Assisted in online course programming
    • Researched and order new software
  • Technical Writing
    • Documented various processes including graphic production standards and quality assurance procedures
    • Wrote titles, descriptions, and searchable keywords for a wide variety of online lessons
    • Assisted in script development
Multimedia Programmer
July 1999 to February 2002
Aegis Creative Communications, Littleton, CO
Lead multimedia programmer for various computer-based training (CBT) products, websites, and business presentations
  • Multimedia development
    • Programmed various presentations from start to finish
    • Otimized graphics, audio, and video for CD-ROM playback
    • Assisted in storyboard development
    • Wrote software instructions
    • Researched new technologies and equipment and made equipment purchasing recommendations
    • Tracked software defects
  • Internet development
    • Programmed various websites and web-based training programs
    • Optimized graphics and video for web delivery
    • Performed routine website maintenance
    • Regularly communicated with ISP staff
    • Tutored clients in HTML editing
  • Video and sound design
    • Edited instructional videos (nonlinear) including graphics, text, and sound
    • Mixed multi-track digital audio
    • Edited and enhanced music and voice-overs, recruited voice-over talent, oversaw audio recording sessions
Technical Director / Actor
1987 to July 1999
Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs, Denver, CO
Senior member of the Educational Theatre Department creating learning presentations for all ages
  • Technical Direction
    • Managed up to five employees in their technical theatre responsibilities, and budgets up to $30,000
    • Built sets, costumes, puppets and lighting for live theatrical productions and static displays
    • Procured equipment, including computer hardware and software, audio-visual equipment, touring vehicles, and theatrical supplies
    • Documented procedures for proper use of equipment
    • Trained new employees on how to safely operate equipment and handle hazardous materials
  • Printing, Graphic Design, and Video
    • Coordinated printing of promotional materials
    • Created original artwork for printed publications
    • Produced promotional and training videos
  • Event coordination and facilitation
    • Coordinated major events, including health fairs and traveling exhibits
    • Conducted workshops about puppetry, technical theatre, communication, and conflict resolution
  • Live performance

Education

Master of Arts

University of Colorado at Denver
Major — Information and Learning Technologies
Option — eLearning Design and Implementation
Certificate: Designing eLearning Environments University of Colorado at Denver
School of Education and Human Development
Bachelor of Fine Arts University of Colorado at Boulder
Major — Theater
Continuing Education EnergyLogic, Inc.
HERS-based energy auditor training for assessing energy efficiency of existing residential buildings
Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO
Multimedia development, graphics and animation technology, web design, and video production
Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO
Graphic design
University of Colorado at Denver
Drawing

Computer Skills Summary

Software Adobe Creative Suite — Captivate, Photoshop, Illustrator, Director, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premiere, AfterEffects, Acrobat, Soundbooth, Authorware
Other — Articulate Storyline, 3-D Studio MAX, Camtasia, Poser, VideoScribe, Microsoft Office Suite
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/XP/Vista/7; Mac OS
Programming Languages HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash Actionscript 3.0
Web-based Technologies Basecamp, Vimeo, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Drupal, WordPress

Awards

2013 Kaiser Permanente Summit Awards
Colorado Region
Summit Service Award
video series teaching emplyees about Kaiser Permanente deductible health plans
2006 Aurora Awards
International
Platinum Award - Technology and Computer Training Category
Video Professor Lesson on eBay
2004 Aurora Awards
International
Gold Award - Technology and Computer Training Category
Video Professor Lesson on Adobe Photoshop
1999-2000 STC
Publication, Art, & Online Competition
Rocky Mountain Chapter
Distinguished Award - Online Tutorials / Training Category
Taking Control of Depression: Understanding and Managing the Disease (a patient education CBT developed for the VA)
1997 CBCA Art Show
Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region
Best of Show - Interactive clock face design

Affiliations

Interests

  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Mountain biking
  • Puzzles and games
  • International travel
  • Home improvement

 

720-539-1351 1011 Cottonwood Circle, Golden, CO 80401 joe@makeitsojoe.com