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Dean Ichikawa | Elance
Last Sign-in: Apr 1, 2016

Dean Ichikawa

Freelance eLearning and tutorial video development
   United States
  |   Lincoln, CA
  |  7:55 pm Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $39
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Since achieving a Master's degree in Instructional Technology, I've gained over 10 years of experience building online learning modules that incorporate professional voiceovers, digital videos, and interactive learning activities for a wide variety of topics. I have a strong technical background in web and multimedia development, and I have a passion for creative writing to keep learners engaged and interested. I've also worked to analyze course surveys and completion histories for future improvements, and have developed project management...

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Oct 26, 2015|Page & Book Design|Private|Completed
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Wrote the outline, storyboard, and content. Used product screenshots and highlighted...
Created a game to allow learners to put into practice what they learned in another...
Combined simple drawings with screenshots animated to sync with voiceover recording and...
This video provides an introduction to the product with other videos following with...
This tutorial was part of a set of two courses to teach installers how to plan for a...
Given the script for narration and recorded audio, I built this website demo based on...
This free iPhone app was created to learn the Thai alphabet, so that learners can...
This game was built in Flash with ActionScript 3 to help learn some Thai words after...
I've built a few tools to support learners of the Thai language and created this video...
This course was developed to convey the Mac marketing messaging to retail sales...
The .Mac Learning Center was a full curriculum of tutorials to teach new users how to...
The .Mac Learning Center included tutorials for all of Apple's consumer...
Following a request to help create classroom training that was more fun and engaging, I...
This was created in Flash and modelled after Family Feud for an audience of about 300...
This organization was tasked with providing troubleshooting, systems, and networking...
At Certivo, I led a team of Web Developers who specialized in creating learning content...
Using mechanical drawings from engineering, I created each major system component in...

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Service Description

Whether you have an enterprise-level LMS or a simple website, I will build a set of interactive online courses for you that contain: digital video, interactive activities, photos, and quizzes. I will also create digital media and games to bring your face-to-face instructor-led courses up to 21st century technology.

If you have an existing template or style guide, I will strictly adhere to your guidelines. Or if you don't have anything set up yet, with my extensive background in user interface design, I will create an interface that anyone can use, complete with a full set of specifications so you can easily reuse it in the future.

I will convert existing instructor-led courses to an online format, or use my background in instructional design, graphic design, and creative writing to create a course from scratch. Courses will be written with proper usage of the English language based on my experience as a managing editor and precise attention to detail.

If you're delivering to a worldwide audience, you can rely on the years of experience I have with localization to ensure course content is displayed properly in all regions and languages.

And if you don't want something as sophisticated as an online learning program, I can utilize the same skills to create your website, complete with a clear, easy-to-use interface, graphics, and digital media. It can be a static site or dynamic, based on a backend database or content management system like Wordpress or Drupal.

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Little Guy Learning
Freelance contractor
2015 - Present
Create digital videos and eLearning modules using your instructional design plan or one that I write for you. Design or redesign your website or blog. Contract LMS admin tasks while your full-time...
Learning Center Program Manager
2013 - 2015
Evaluated, tested, and implemented a learning management system for customers to build their skills as social selling professionals using LinkedIn Sales Navigator. Maintain WebEx Training Center...
Curriculum Developer, Sales Training
2012 - 2013
Built eLearning modules with Articulate Storyline and Adobe Presenter to teach sales professionals how to sell VMware products. Worked with subject matter experts to write voiceover scripts, create...
Senior Manager, Learning Services
2011 - 2012
Created video tutorials to teach customers how to master product offerings. Wrote voiceover scripts and designed supplemental graphics. Managed technical documentation team and interns.
Epson America Inc.
eLearning Instructional Designer (contract)
2010 - 2011
Built online courses with Articulate Studio to teach sales representatives and partners how to sell business and point-of-sale products. Created supplemental graphics and Flash animations. Wrote...
Sr. Instructional Designer (contract)
2010 - 2010
Wrote content and assessments for online courses. Developed online courses and web application demonstrations using Adobe Captivate and Articulate Studio.
Apple Inc.
Online Sales Training Manager
2003 - 2010
Managed a team of instructional designers and graphic designers who created online courses for a channel retail training site that supported over 70,000 users globally. Met with global partners,...
Cisco Systems, Inc.
eLearning Developer (contract)
2003 - 2004
Created e-learning modules to train customer service personnel on systematic changes to internal and external ordering tools. Wrote objectives and validation tests, including questions, distracters...
Little Forest Natural Baby Products
Website Developer (consultant)
1999 - 2004
Designed and maintained the company's website.
Stanford University, School of Medicine
Flash Animator (contract)
2003 - 2003
Received detailed drawings from medical illustrator and worked with subject matter experts to build interactive Flash animations for usage in an online medical curriculum.
Advanced Fibre Communications, Inc.
eLearning Specialist
2002 - 2003
Worked with product managers and technical experts to develop both instructor-led and online courses to teach the setup and maintenance of telecommunications equipment. Designed user interfaces,...
Drake Certivo, Inc.
Lead Web Course Developer
2001 - 2002
Assembled a team of course developers to create online HTML/CSS and Flash-based courses that contained narrated audio, animations, and interactive learning activities. Courses were developed for...
Encad, Inc.
Web Developer
2000 - 2001
Designed and maintained the company’s external website and internal intranet site. Maintained the online store.
The Tech Museum
Technology Instructor (internship)
2000 - 2000
Developed and delivered instructor-led courses to teach kids ages 8 – 14 how to use Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and create basic web pages.
Applied Materials, Inc.
Electronic Media Manager
1994 - 2000
Planned the electronic marketing efforts of a major product division. Created digital assets like interactive system animations for use on internal and external websites, and at trade shows.
Professional Computer Services
Network Administrator Assistant
1993 - 1994
Provided technical support and network administration services to a variety of different clients.
Pacific Western Bank
Sales Data Coordinator
1991 - 1993
Maintained a sales call tracking database. Created and ran regular reports.


San Jose State University
Master of Arts, Instructional Technology
1998 - 2000
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts, Economics
1986 - 1990
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web design
graphic design
digital video
instructional design
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