I am a senior instructional designer and technical writer with experience in course and content development, competency-based education, badging and microcredentialing, project management, mixed-methods research, and cross-functional team leadership. My passion is creating proactive, outcome-driven, human-centered projects that learners love to use. As an ID project manager, I am known for developing creative strategies to meet learning priorities, using data and metrics to plan and evaluate program success, and leading with an “all boats rise” approach to team development.

I love connecting with people, particularly people who are trying to change the way the world thinks and works.


This portfolio is a living document, so you can expect to see fresh samples of different kinds of learning tools and scenarios as I move newer projects into a shareable format. Learn more by clicking on each image or link.

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Carey’s Video Resume

This quick Vyond video offers a fun glimpse into some of my skills, favorite tools, and experience.

Mobile eLearning Interaction

This mobile interaction helps book club members find new recommendations based on the most popular Goodreads TBR lists. Read more about my design and development process here.

Intermediate Canvas LMS Training (design document remix)

This blended learning experience incorporates asynchronous eLearning and synchronous instructor-led training for a midsize Midwestern university. The performance goals are centered around reducing student complaints and improving course reviews. Read more about the context for learning and my design process here.

Job Aids and More

This collection includes job aids, infographics, and presentations. More coming soon!

In my design work, I draw on a lot of different frameworks and approaches, including action mapping, design thinking, story design, the learning-cluster design (LCD) model, Mayer’s multimedia principles, Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model, ADDIE, SAM, and Agile/LLAMA. What I pull from each of these models depends on the learners, organizational approach, and goals of the learning experience. I love being able to create, cultivate, and curate meaningful, timely assets for a diverse audience of learners.

In terms of expertise beyond creating bespoke learning solutions, story design is what gets me really excited. A lot of great instructional design is grounded in narrative, and I love using story to help individuals engage with content and learning experiences.

Education Research

Teaching Tourism in Jamaica (with Cathy Rex)

Within this article, we convey ideas about stereotypes and ethnic supremacy that many university students tend to hold about Jamaica and the challenges of disabusing travelers of these notions in order to achieve educational goals related to equity, diversity and inclusivity.

We explore the concept of the tourism imaginary and key ideas in critical pedagogy, critical literacy and critical race theory that guided our course development, and we explain how we used these concepts as a framework for building intercultural competence within our student population.

By addressing the complexities of Jamaica’s transnational cultural identity and using tourism to deconstruct the idea of experiencing an “authentic” Jamaica, this two-part immersion course works to shift student consciousness from racial and ethnic superiority to a place of intercultural competence.

Let’s Connect!

I love meeting new people. If you’re interested in connecting professionally or setting up a discovery call to talk about learning solutions for your organization, let’s chat!