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Welcome. I'm Nicole, an independent learning consultant specializing in learner and user experience design. I partner with companies to determine the best approach to solving training needs. I combine my knowledge of learning science and digital technology to create effective learning tools.

I design effective learning tools.

Throughout my two-decade career, I have served in many roles including media producer, digital artist, and project manager. I can create a beginning-to-end training product or plug in as a member of your production team at any step of the product life cycle from research to testing. I'd love to hear from you and see how we can partner together!

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Web Design


"I've worked with many instructional designers over the years and Nicole is truly one of the very best. What makes Nicole unique is her ability to execute on every part of the project skillfully. She has designed creative learning interactions, written professional voiceover scripts, developed complex elearning modules (using triggers, variables, and states) in Storyline, and tied everything together with a professional, polished, and modern visual look and feel. Nicole is an excellent communicator and I look forward to partnering with her on many future projects to come."

Sharon Lo
Senior Training Manager, Fairfield

"Working with Nicole is always a pleasure. Her instructional design approaches have consistently guided our team to produce top-quality training courses. Her attention to detail, creativity, and willingness to go above and beyond makes her an exceptional team member. On our previous projects, she worked tirelessly to ensure that they were engaging experiences and not just a series of screens with information, which is always the challenge, as the provided materials are often dry and unrelatable."

David Charney
Owner and eLearning Designer/Developer, Illumen Group

"Nicole is the real deal. She is organized, precise, and easy to work with. I've watched her build complex projects and design documents from scratch, and she is helping me design the curriculum for my paid instructional design courses. If you're looking for an instructional designer who advocates for the learner and knows how to add value with her well-developed ID skillset, then Nicole is the consultant for you."

Devlin Peck
Founder/CEO, Peck Consulting, LLC

"I worked directly with Nicole for many years providing multimedia services for corporate and government customers, including NASA, SAIC, and Adtran. I am always impressed with Nicole's professionalism and ability to conceive an idea and carry it through to the finish line. Nicole is the complete package -- project manager, communication strategist, graphic designer, programmer, and problem solver."

Darlene Smith
Communications Strategist/Multimedia Creator, PCI Productions

"Nicole has shown time and time again that she can listen to the client, and even with the most abstract information, deliver a powerful and professional path forward to a successful and very well received online course. Her commitment to excellence and a passion for training really shines through. Illumen has worked on several challenging projects with Nicole and plan many more in the future."

Tony O'Dell
President, Illumen Group

"I’ve had the opportunity to see how Nicole draws on her knowledge and experience to craft projects that apply the most applicable theory and style for the right reasons. She strives for absolute excellence, but I have never seen that desire for quality hinder her progress. The people she has coached and mentored regularly reach back out to her for her expertise. Nicole perfectly balances professional skills with building personal relationships with everyone around her, be it clients, coworkers, or mentees. This balance at such a high level makes Nicole wonderful to work with."

Robbie Christian
Freelance Instructional Designer

"Nicole is an effective collaborator, who is amiable to work with and strategic in the actions she takes to create value in any project she takes on. Nicole is result-oriented while staying empathetic to the needs of her audience. She leads projects to ensure that all needs are met by her learners and users. Nicole influences those around her to keep growing in their practice."

Aleksandra Drobik
Learning Experience Designer, Fidelity Investments

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