Elizabeth Cannon

St. Louis, Missouri

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ELIZABETH A. CANNON

SUMMARY

Graphic Designer with expertise in development of specialized programs and documentation for various learning, communications, change, and transformation projects. Over 23 years experience in corporate business training, development, and graphic design including web and eLearning projects. Successfully incorporates analysis, project requirements and training objectives with industry standard delivery methods to produce essential e-Learning deliverables with a value stream approach.

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QUALIFICATIONS

Graphic Design

Strong graphic design, technical and fine arts background includes art direction for CBT, multimedia and web-based training interfaces incorporating photo stills, montages, 2D and 3D computer animation and video. Provide guidance for graphics style reflected in evolving corporate identity/branding, learning and marketing communications.

Instructional Design

Over 20 years experience in corporate business training, development, and graphic design including various types of web and eLearning projects. Over 7 years curriculum development and teaching prepress development on PC and MAC software for St. Louis Community College.

Project Development / Visual Information Coordination

Primary project coordination and planning skills require organization, delegation, production, delivery and budgeting of multiple production efforts for multimedia, web, print and / or conference presentations and trade shows. Responsibilities also center on developing, implementing and documenting work flow standards and procedures for design/communications departments.

Technical

Technical proficiency demands specific focus to maintain and troubleshoot integrated PC/UNIX, MAC and current internet environments with resolution/file size protocol.

Usability

Successful user-centered interface design requires input and direction from instructional designers and program developers in a team-oriented department. Thorough needs analysis complements usability testing, technical documentation and training. Intuitive navigation also requires an efficient, comfortable and marketable end product with an appealing artistic consistency.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Online Designer: Advertising Designer for St. Louis Post Dispatch
April 2008 – March 2010

- Online Graphic Designer assignment for stltoday.com creating advertising clips in Flash.

Independent Consulting: Graphic Design / Instructional Design December 2004 – 2008 Contract project work for variety of clients including Maritz, SSE, Inc., May Company, Anheuser Busch, Boeing, Accenture, United States Air Force, Department of Defense and other corporate clients.

Multimedia Developer:

- Contract assignment for Anheuser Busch, Inc. Prepare WBT for managers’ new project execution and management system. Software: Adobe Flash, Captivate and MS Power Point.

- Production development assignment for the Boeing F18 project. Developed and created “how-to” tutorials for Subject Matter Experts to utilize existing courseware materials. Produced basic interactivity using to be exported through Eedo ForceTen - Learning Content Management System.

Training Developer/ WBT Specialist: Accenture, US Air Force - DEAMS

http://training.deams.org/wbt

US Air Force / USTRANSCOM / DFAS DEAMS (Defense Enterprise Accounting Management System) is an Oracle implementation for the US Air Force, the US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service).

Responsible for the creation of the training materials identified in the iProcurement End User Training Curriculum for DEAMS. Executes procedures and develops training using LEAN techniques to streamline efficient processes to facilitate rapid learning. In order to realize better performance in terms of quality, cost and delivery, the initial focus needs to rely on superior training and performance support materials to ensure a successful migration through the change management process. From this vantage point productivity methods and policies can be front loaded to ensure a well planned business transformation.

After a rapid upstart on familiarizing myself with Oracle iProcurement, I became responsible for coordinating efforts with team members and Subject Matter Experts to create, maintain, and execute web-based and instructor-led training to USTRANSCOM at Scott Air Force Base.

This coordination includes instructional design initiative, content development, custom navigation, and product deployment for this integrated courseware deliverable. I perform quality assurance testing for all website functionality to ensure compliance with training development standards and design constraints. I wrote step-by-step exercises and programmed "click-through" simulations using screen shots to mimic the actual computer process for the end user.

Spiral 1: Wave 1 curriculum consists of 300 participants, both civilian and military personnel at Scott Air Force Base. Courseware I developed included 4 courses of which 3 were web-based; 201 Navigation, 403 Requisitioning and 404 Approvals. The fourth course, 402 Requisitioning, was tailored to be taught in as ILT (Instructor-Led Training).

As a training developer and change agent, I apply appropriate evaluation from management and participants' feedback to improve upon value-driven elements of meaningfulness, retention, and motivation. Successful training ultimately reflects measuring either business improvement or performance change. I acknowledge all feedback and strive for continuous improvement.

Contract Graphic Artist: Production artist assignment for Armstrong, Teasdale LLP. Duties included a variety of graphic design marketing materials for specialized litigation presentations. Software: Adobe CS3 Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as well as Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint and Visio.

Graphic Designer: The Boeing Company, Training and Support Systems Illustrated computer based maintenance training concepts for the F15k aircraft developed for South Korea. Additional attention required visual layouts to accommodate English translation into Korean. Also developed computer-based training for the Apache Helicopter Program. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator were used to develop graphics for which the final composite was integrated in Authorware.

Quantell, Inc.: US Army Corps of Engineers This site was initiated and designed to give public access to current as well as historical accounts of this specialized group of river engineers who developed an innovative way to study habits and models of river flows in the St. Louis Harbor and connecting waterways. www.mvs.usace.army.mil/eng-con/expertise/arec/welcome_page_2.html

Elsevier Science - Electronic Production Editor
July 2001 – December 2004

Prepared medical research materials from printed books and journals for internet publications using SGML and XML programming code. These materials consisted of digital code originally used for traditional publishing and printing in which the code was exported from QuarkXpress. Exported code was then reworked in a text editor and re-output to HTML. Registered users of MDConsult could then gain access to critical updates, distinguished journal reviews and books that were originally published in print. Responsibilities also included strict adherence to international copyright laws. Additional duties included developing internal training support and job aids to streamline new employee rapid upstart. www.mdconsult.com

11/95 – 12/98Litton/PRC, Inc [now Northrop Grumman]: Senior Graphic Designer
I worked with instructional designers and computer programmers to develop curriculum and instructional programs for training nearly 1000 United States Army Reserve Record Center employees on use of a newly implemented automated personnel records maintenance system, IWS (Integrated Workstation). Much attention to creative presentation of instructional material included gaming and 3D animation to facilitate the participant's learning curve.

I also created promotional material such as flyers, brochures for other marketing related efforts to promote Litton/PRC - St. Louis Information Systems' Training Center for Adobe and Macromedia Applications.

St. Louis Community College - Adjunct Professor: Graphic Design
June 1993 – June 2000

Adjunct faculty for St. Louis Community College teaching Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress applications. Other courses included design, theory, and production art for CMYK printing and multimedia presentations. Developed curriculum to facilitate an understanding of creating graphics through various software applications.

6/92 – 11/95Washington University School of Medicine, Marketing Department, Graphic Designer

I designed layout and production of awards, newsletters, catalogues, brochures, nametags, scientific posters and videos for various divisions within the Occupational Therapy Program.

EDUCATION

Webster University
BS degree in Media Communications expected in December 2010 (five classes to finish degree)

St. Louis Community College at Meramec
Associates Degree in Graphic Communications, May, 1981

I have been in the industry since 1982.

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