Objective

To design, develop, and implement effective adult educational products utilizing my extensive background in visual design, web development, and classroom instruction experience.

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Graphic/Web Design

Significant experience in visual design using Creative Cloud applications.

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Andragogy/Pedagogy

Experience teaching in both secondary and post-secondary environments.

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Instructional Design

Experience designing learning interactions using research-based instructional strategies.

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E-Learning Development

Experience developing learning products using Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline.

Professional Experience

2013 – PRESENT | KISSIMMEE, FL
Osceola Technical College

Digital Design Instructor, PLC Leader, Web Development Instructor (former)
I am currently teaching Digital Design at Osceola Technical College, formerly Technical Education Center Osceola. The students at this adult vocational school are a mix of adults and dual-enrolled juniors and seniors from across Osceola County. The program is an intensive 1,200-hour study of Digital Design including Microsoft Office, Fundamentals of Design, Page Layout with Adobe InDesign, Digital Imaging with Adobe Photoshop, Web Development with Adobe Dreamweaver, Vector Illustration with Adobe Illustrator, Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro and Animation with Adobe After Effects.

2004 – PRESENT | KISSIMMEE, FL
Smalling Studios, LLC.

Owner, Creative Director
Owner and creative director of an independent design and photography firm providing art direction & graphic design for various local businesses, home builders, architects, and engineering firms. These services include trade show design, print design, web design, and e-mail campaigns. Significant clients include Limbach Facility Services, a nation-wide mechanical engineering firm; St. Joe, a real-estate development company listed on the NASDAQ exchange; and Brentwood Custom Homes, a luxury custom home builder in Orlando.

2010 – 2013 | POINCIANA, FL
Liberty High School

Business Technology Teacher, Vocational Department Head
Business Technology teacher with an emphasis on teaching college & career-bound skills to all levels of high school.  These skills included Microsoft Office Suite, researching skills, logical functions, basic accounting, and presentation skills. Prepared students for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams that included Word, Excel & PowerPoint.  Increased the student pass rate over 20% from the previous instructor. Also, taught upper-level Web Design and Digital Design courses, with an emphasis on building the student’s skills and techniques to prepare them for college and the workplace. Prepared students for Adobe Certified Associate exams in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe Flash by using teacher-created projects, direct instruction, and practice exams.

2004 – 2010 | ORLANDO, FL
C .T. Hsu + Associates, Inc.

Graphic Designer, Management Information Systems
Part-time position, while earning a Business Administration degree, as a graphic designer supporting the business development activities of a 25 person private architecture firm. As an integral part of design teams; I pursued and delivered graphic design for projects ranging from $3M to over 180M dollars. IT management activities included developing IT budgets, building long-term strategies for technology growth, oversight of third-party vendors, and company-wide IT support.

2001 – 2004 | WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Song + Associates, Inc.

Graphic Designer, Management Information Systems
Provided business development support for a 50 person architecture firm focused on commercial and educational projects in the South Florida area. Design projects included trade show booths, environmental design, and community events. Management information systems duties included oversight of system upgrades to support company growth from 18 to 50 employees over three years, IT budget creation, cost analysis studies, supervision of third-party vendors, and overall company IT support.

2000 – 2001 | WEST PALM BEACH, FL
PMC Magna Corporation

Graphic Designer, Web Designer
The webmaster of seven corporate web sites, utilizing ASP and back end Access databases. Duties also included brand maintenance and advertising design for high-end medical clients, doctors, and spas.

1997 – 2000 | WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Gee & Jenson E-A-P, Inc.

Production Artist, Junior Graphic Designer
Business development support for a 180 person engineering and architecture firm focused on large-scale land planning, cruise terminal design, and transportation projects. Used digital imaging to incorporate future facilities on existing sites and provided project photography for corporate materials. Designed and maintained the corporate web site and implemented a company-wide intranet.

Education

2019 – 2020 | ORLANDO, FL
University of Central Florida

Master of Arts in Instructional Design & Technology

2011 – 2012 | ORLANDO, FL
Valencia Educator Preparation Institute

Teacher Certification Program

2007 – 2010 | GAINESVILLE, FL
University of Florida

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

2004 – 2007 | ORLANDO, FL
Valencia Community College

Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration

1995 – 1997 | FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Associate of Science Degree in Photography

Licenses

EXPIRES JUNE 2023
Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate

Business Education

Honors

2020
Teacher of the Year

Osceola Technical College
Top 10 qualifier for the Osceola School District Teacher of the Year

2017
Teacher of the Year

Technical Education Center Osceola

2016
Teacher of the Year

Air Force Association Central Florida Chapter

Certifications