Hi! Let me introduce myself. My name is Simon, and I am the Digital Design Lead with Northern Health in Melbourne’s North. I have worked in the training and development industry, creating digital learning solutions for 20 years.
I began as a graphic artist working in print but was enticed to the online space by Macromedia Flash (RIP). Once my interest was peaked, I started designing and coding away, eventually finding my way into the training department of the Country Fire Authority, where my learning design journey began.
I’m motivated by developing and implementing the most appropriate and effective learning solutions for my organisation and clients, ONLY when it is necessary. To discover what the problem is, what’s causing it, and whether it is actually a learning issue.
I use the Adobe Creative Cloud extensively as well as other eLearning design tools such as the Articulate Suite, Captivate, Adapt and Lectora.
I analyse the perceived issue and speak with people at the coal face to gain an understanding of the challenges before undertaking any possible solution.
I have worked to develop plugins and upgrade local Moodle installations as well as Totara, Drupal, LearnForce, osTicket... and of course WordPress!
In August 2019 I was lucky enough to receive the Staff Recognition Award for my work at Northern Health in Innovation.