“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers.” ~ Carl Sagan

About Me

Hello! You're probably wondering what I do.

My name is Vanessa Bailey. I'm an Instructional Designer at Strayer University. I work closely with faculty and university leadership to design and develop courses. I have a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University and a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. My portfolio involves work with instructional design, e-Learning, learning management systems (LMS), animation, game-based learning, video production, mobile apps, augmented reality, 3D technologies, website development, graphic design, and more. In my free time, I'm an artist with artwork in a variety of galleries and art shows. I have a passion for painting with watercolor and acrylic, and I frequently take fine art commissions.

My Work

Here are some samples of what I can do. If you'd like to see more, you can go to the menu items above.
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Course Design

Instructional Strategies, ADDIE model, Bloom’s taxonomy
Extensive experience designing and developing courses, with a focus on curriculum design in higher education using the ADDIE model and Bloom’s taxonomy. Incorporated instructional strategies and used project management skills to work with subject matter experts and key stakeholders. Created course guides and syllabi as well as editing lecture and video scripts
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Articulate Storyline, Articulate Presenter, Adobe Suite, Camtasia, and more
Created a variety of lectures and e-Learning modules using Articulate Storyline, Articulate Presenter, the Adobe Suite, and Camtasia. Experience creating interactive components, using SCORM, story-based learning, video-based learning, as well as game-based learning and gamification.
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Educational Simulations

Simulated experiences for learning soft skills and processes
Created several story-based educational simulations using e-Learning authoring software. Worked with subject matter experts and key stakeholders to determine the length, interactive choices, branches or paths for learners to explore, and overall story structure. Used instructional strategies and implemented the ADDIE instructional design model.
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Augmented Reality

3D and mobile technology combined with instructional design principles
Created a variety of 3D models using game development software. Integrated 3D technology onto mobile devices to create an augmented reality program for aspiring health care technicians.
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Learning Management Systems

Blackboard, TestTrack
Years of experience working with learning management systems. Built dozens of courses with careful attention to UI/UX design. Fixed issues for faculty and staff. Built quizzes, discussion boards, graded assignments, lectures, and supplemental resources. Integrated vendor products using SAML and LTI integration.
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Animation and Video

Video and special effects. Traditional, Flash, and 3D animation.
Wide portfolio of video and animation work, including green screening, special effects, 3D rotoscoping, 3D animation, Flash animation, and traditional hand-drawn animation. Created a variety of educational videos, including screen captures and white-board animations. Worked with subject-matter experts, film crews, script writers, and key stakeholders to produce creative products.
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Professional Branding

Logos, websites, business cards, album covers, digital illustrations
Collaborates with clients to determine professional needs and draft a creative brief. Creates logos, websites, business cards, style guides, marketing materials, game assets, 3D models, animations, album covers, and digital illustrations. Project manages an iterative process of revisions and approvals for visual products.
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Traditional Media

Paintings, drawings, illustrations, cartooning, tattoo design
Displays artwork in a variety of museums and galleries. Lifetime of experience in traditional media, including watercolors, acrylic paint, oil paint, ink renderings, graphite sketches, cartooning, storybook illustrations, and tattoo design.


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Yes, I do commissions! Click the button to the right to contact me about your project. Pricing and timelines vary depending on scope.

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