KRIS O'BRIEN

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER

HELLO!

Harnessing the research and design skills I developed earning my Master of Fine Art in Visual Communication Design & Cinematic Arts, along with the experience I gained developing my own classes as a Professor of Design (F2F, Hybrid, and Virtual), I strive to lead learners to an a-ha moment.

My primary goals are to strengthen engagement by incorporating stunning visuals, scaffolded lessons, and – quite often – a bit of humor!

I specialize in the creation of animated elements, original illustrations, and encourage and support strategic video-making.

My other interests include being active in the outdoors, dogs, and the honor presenting my animated shorts in film festivals worldwide!

EDUCATION

MFA in Visual Communication Design & Cinematic Arts, University of Texas Arlington

DEI Certificate (focus on Digital Accessibility), University of Texas Arlington

BA in Education, Concordia University St. Paul

BFA in Graphic Design, University of Minnesota Duluth

MY DIGITAL TOOLBOX

Photoshop, Illustrator, PremierePro,
Canvas LMS, Captivate, Premiere Express, Audition, After Effects