Kimberly Chapman

Instructional Designer


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  Chicago, IL



Dedicated instructional designer with over 10 years of experience designing engaging, interactive courses and online instructional training. Champion of learner-centered design, with proven success in developing learning experiences that achieve desired post-learning outcomes. Technology enthusiast with extensive knowledge of front-end development, multimedia design software, and course development software. Valued team member with a track record of successful cross-departmental collaboration, empathetic leadership, and maintaining strong client relationships.

Work Experience


Everspring Partners

September 2021 - Present
Instructional Designer

Create innovative online graduate courses for our university partners– collaborating with faculty to align content with learning objectives, build assessments, and create opportunities for interaction and authentic learning

Develop multimedia and interactive components, in collaboration with creative services, to increase engagement and comprehension

Design online instructional trainings for internal and external use

Apply knowledge of front-end programming, course development software/platforms (e.g., Storyline 360, Rise 360, Canvas, etc.), and design software (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud) to develop courses and instructional materials

Freelance Design Services

September 2020 - August 2021
Learning Designer

Designed web applications and online curricula for clients in need of a learning design expert with a strong background in interactive learning design, curriculum & instruction, accessibility, and front-end development

Performed comprehensive needs assessments to identify design solutions that addressed clients' pains, gains, and needs

Established and maintained strong client and stakeholder relationships throughout project life cycles

Chicago Public Schools

August 2018 - June 2019
Accessibility Designer

Applied advanced knowledge of learning technologies to design multimedia instruction, support student learning processes, measure student success, and inform next instructional moves

Developed and implemented new assistive technology tools: including a tool that provided students with auto-logins for all of their applications, and the use of student-designed software tutorials

Created a method for data analysis that used a word frequency counter to enable teachers to quickly identify student growth across multiple assessments and data sources

Orchestrated end-to-end design of an exemplar experiential learning and technology unit that was later adopted district-wide

Chicago Public Schools

August 2011 - June 2019
Lead Special Education Teacher & District Mentor

Designed and delivered engaging, interactive curricula that leveraged student strengths: to achieve individualized learning goals and master common core standards

Trained student teachers, assigned as a coach for teachers placed on performance plans, and served as a new hire mentor: responsible for supporting the onboarding process for new hires

Provided professional development on inclusive practices and multimodal learning

Established programs to support parents and to improve coordination between in-school and at-home learning

Chicago Youth Programs

June 2016 - June 2017
Senior Instructional Designer

Led the design and implementation of Chicago Youth Program's early literacy program, for children ages 3-6

Trained parents and community volunteers on how to facilitate sessions, utilize instructional materials, monitor progress, and record data using spreadsheets



Areas of Expertise

  • Instructional Design & Learning Experience Design
  • Multimedia Development
  • Product Mock-ups & Prototyping
  • Web Accessibility
  • UI/UX Design
  • User Journeys
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Inter-department Collaboration
  • Building Strong Client Relationships
  • Critical Problem Solving
  • Project Management

Technological Skills

  • Web Design & Front-end Programming:
    • HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, Python GUI (Tkinter)
  • Utilizing Design Software to Create Multimedia Assets:
    • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere), Camtasia, iMovie
  • Designing Courses, and Online Instructional Trainings Using Instructional Design Software/Platforms:
    • Articulate (Storyline and Rise 360), Canvas
  • Using Project Management Software to Manage Project Workflows and Communicate Across Teams:
    • Jira, Smartsheet, Projector, Slack



Northwestern University

Master of Arts - MA, Learning Sciences, 2020
Honors: magna cum laude (GPA 4.0)

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Science - BS, Education: Special Education, 2010
Honors: Dean's List



Recent Projects