Who I am:
I'm Dr. Michael Gold. I am a business psychologist, and an instructional & visual designer.
I’ve been designing learning for about ten years now, with all sorts of titles, in every possible function: content developer, project manager, instructional designer, consultant, senior adviser, art director, visual designer, and director of training. Everything you see on this site (and the site itself) I designed myself.
I hold a doctorate in business psychology, and a master of arts in industrial & organizational psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I also hold a master of arts in social work from University of Chicago where I studied cognitive and cognitive-behavioral approaches. I taught for two universities, delivered corporate trainings, and have served as the program director of a masters program in psychology. I have advanced training in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe Premiere Pro from Ascend Training in Chicago.
What I do:
E-learning. UX for e-learning. Personas development, user journeys, process flows, wireframes, prototyping. Instructor-led learning. Blended learning solutions. Needs analysis. Instructional design. Competency development. Curriculum design. Curriculum alignment. Data design. Art direction & visual design. Video and motion infographics for learning. I also train organizations and departments on how to leverage technology and do training right.
In my spare time I do photography. Currently I am working on Night Shift People, a photo documentary about people who work at night, and the world around them. These are the people who clean our offices and streets, cook our food, get us places, protect us from harm, heal us when we’re sick, entertain us, meet our deadlines, and basically make sure that our daily lives happen. I have deep respect and affection for night people, and this is my tribute to them and their lives. You can see some of this work in the Photography section of my Work page.
Software I use:
Expert in Articulate Storyline 2, Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio (Presenter, Quizmaker, Engage), Adobe Captivate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, TechSmith Camtasia, TechSmith SnagIt. Basic HTML & CSS.
To contact me:
At the bottom of this page you will find my LinkedIn, professional Twitter & Pinterest accounts, and my e-mail. I aways respond to my e-mails within 24 hours.