Meet James B. 

Digital Learning Project Leader and Creator

My Approach

I’m a learner centric designer who uses the
learner’s needs to inform every decision I make. I thrive on a challenge and love crafting learning experiences that are engaging and meaningful. I’m a self-starter and happy to work independently, whilst being collaborative by nature. I genuinely value feedback and believe that diversity of thought leads to the best possible outcome for the learner.

An artist at heart, I always bring creativity and the best of myself to a project. I want learners, clients and stakeholders to be surprised and delighted by what I create. I’m deeply curious and always look for ways to improve my craft. To make learning outcomes stick, I focus on changing behaviour rather than serving up information dumps. Giving a clear and compelling WHY upfront provides the clarity and engagement needed to deliver on learning outcomes.

My strengths and passion lie in video production (end to end), animation, graphic design (including illustration), leading creative direction and copywriting. I’m also no slouch when it comes to eLearning development and instructional design. If you choose to use my services you’ll be getting a hardworking professional with over 20 years of L&D experience. I don’t take myself too seriously and love to have a laugh along the way.

Authoring Tools
Storyline,
After Effects,
Premiere,
Photoshop,
Illustrator,
Audition,
Canva,
MS Office suite
Instructional Design Services
ELearning/Online Learning Design ,
Design within brand guidelines,
Managing the delivery of programs,
Managing External Vendors , Project Management,
Managing a Team,
Art Direction and Brand Management,
Graphic Design,
Writing & Editing Learning Communications ,
Learning Experience Design ,
UX/UI Design,
Technical Writing,
Learning Experience Design
, Learning Experience Manager
, Video Editing , Animation , Voice talent, Subject Matter Experience and Development

Clients I have worked with:

Full Time Employment:
– Cotton On Group
– Medibank
– Bunnings
– RACGP (GP Learning)
– Victorian Government, Department of Education
– William Angliss (Angliss consulting)

Recent freelance work done for:
– Super Retail Group
– Medibank
– Bunnings

Qualifications
Cert IV Training and Assessment 2012
Diploma & Cert IV Multimedia 1998 – 99
Awards
Platinum Award Best Video LearnX 2019,
Medibank Shine Award Nominee 2014
Locations

Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Adelaide
Perth
Darwin
Hobart
All regions

Let’s work together

Cotton On

James has reshaped the way we do digital learning at COG. His innovative, customer focused approach has meant the digital learning usage has increased by 150-200% year on year under his leadership. James’ team has delivered content to 22,000 team members in 19 countries covering development areas of: mental health, leadership, sales performance, risk and sustainability, multichannel service delivery, visual merchandising, trend, buying, merchandise planning. James always looks to balance business performance with learner engagement and find the right, innovative solution to meet the need. He is creative, curious and always strives for excellence. If you’re looking to drive business results through people or fill a skill gap for the future James will find a way.

Beth Hall