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Who I am:

I'm Dr. Michael Gold. I am a business psychologist, and senior human resources professional specializing in global learning & development.

I’ve been designing learning experiences for about ten years now, with all sorts of titles, in every possible function: content developer, project manager, instructional designer, consultant, senior consultant, senior adviser, art director, visual designer, L&D manager, director of training and vice-president. 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 am a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), and I am also a Society for Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). 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:

I specialize in global learning and development. I translate business strategy into learning strategy. I build global capabilities for L&D, aligning the learning strategy with the talent strategy. I design creative, scalable learning solutions focused on user experience. 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. You can see some of this work in the Photography section of my Work page.

Software I use:

Expert in Articulate 360, Articulate Storyline 3, 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 Pinterest account, and my e-mail. I aways respond to my e-mails within 24 hours.