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Hi there! I'm Devlin, a young instructional designer and eLearning extraordinaire. If you need someone to uncover performance problems, design curriculum, or develop highly effective eLearning, I'm your guy. I craft learning experiences that are carefully aligned with the instructional goals and desired outcomes. Better yet, I love doing it. I've thrived with great training, and I've suffered through poor training. The world needs more of the former.

When it comes to eLearning, I design for this generation: gamification, interactivity, and learner freedom. Mobile-, micro-, and scenario-based learning. When the budget calls for text-on-a-slide, I aim to engage the learner as much as possible. Learning should be fun and irresistable, and the performance outcomes should be inevitable by the end of the course. This is what drew me to instructional design; I wanted to combine my language, design, and technology skills to help people learn new things and perform at their full potentials.

I also love to stay busy, and I am addicted to learning. I am working remotely as the corporate training team lead for a tech company in California, completing my Master's degree in Instructional Systems at Florida State University, and developing eLearning for clients across the globe. Since diving into this career, I have been learning new technology nonstop. I've learned the Adobe Suite, eLearning authoring tools, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, game creators, Camtasia, and more. Just as a good writer needs to read, a good instructional designer needs to learn.

So, in a nutshell, that's Devlin the professional. Devlin the person loves to travel, consume caffeine, and spend time with his girlfriend. After a semester abroad in London in 2015, I fell in love with visiting new countries and exploring new cities. Since then, I have traveled throughout Western Europe and Oceania, and I am eager to spend several months working from Berlin this summer. Coffee shops are my favorite place to be productive, and I love going on walks or exploring new places with my girlfriend, Taylor.

Now that you've heard all about me, I'd like to get to know you. If you'd like to drop me a line or ask me any questions, do not hesitate to send me an email.