Lisa Portzer

Lisa Portzer

Instructional Designer at Digital People

Minneapolis, Minnesota (Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area)

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Lisa Portzer's Overview

  • Instructional Designer at Digital People
  • A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer at Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Instructional Designer at Wilson HR
  • Learning Consultant for Dell at SureSkills
  • Instructional Designer for Synergy at Dell at Synergy
  • Instructional Designer | eLearning Developer | Graphic Designer at Power eLearning
  • Instructional Designer at Dell
  • Freelance Graphic Designer / eLearning Developer at Lisa Jo Design
  • Instructional Designer for Dell at Pyramid Consulting
  • Website and Media Designer/Donation Coordinator at drumSTRONG Texas - Non-Profit Organization
  • eLearning Developer [contract] at TEKsystems
  • Instructional Designer [contract] at Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Instructional Designer | Graphic Designer for 3M at VOLT Technical Resources
  • Publicity Director at Sam Bass Community Theatre
  • Graphic Design / Marketing Coordinator at EPSIIA (a Fiserv Company)
  • Sales Consultant at Don Hewlett Chevrolet - Olds - Buick
  • Administrative Manager / Marketing at Henry S. Miller Commercial, TCN
  • Executive Administrative Assistant at ICON Computing, Inc.
  • Claims Examiner at EDS/N.H.I.C.
  • Administrative Assistant at State Farm Insurance - R. Sage Kohler
  • Administrative Assistant at Office of Congressman J. J. Pickle
  • University of Texas - Extension

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Lisa Portzer's Summary

Enthusiastic Instructional Designer with extensive experience in corporate, government and private sector Instructional Design, eLearning Design and Development and Graphic Design; Performs training analysis, writes design style guides, design documents and training plans, designs and develops engaging and aesthetically pleasing eLearning content and enjoys consistent good rapport and communication with Subject Matter Experts and Stakeholders

Flexible Professional known for creativity, enthusiasm, dedication and inspiring personality

Background in Instructional Design, eLearning Development, Graphic Design (print/web), and marketing.

Specialties: - Creating awesome virtual avatars/characters for eLearning modules
- Planning, organizing and directing photo and video shoots
- Recording and editing audio for multimedia projects
- Extensive MARCOM (marketing communications)

Lisa Portzer's Experience

Instructional Designer

Digital People

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

March 2014Present (7 months) Plymouth, MN

5 month contract for ASI Datamyte, Inc global headquarters in Plymouth, MN. Developing online training academy from the ground up using Moodle 2.4 LMS, designing and developing eLearning tutorials in Articulate, Project Management, Developing onsite Live and online training.

A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer

Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

May 2004Present (10 years 5 months) Minneapolis, MN

A.C.E. (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
May 2004 - Present

Speciality Certifications:
Vinyasa Yoga Specialist - 2010
Holistic Fitness Certification - 2013

I am passionate about fitness and clean nutrition and consider health and wellness a major interest in my life. I became a certified personal trainer because I had numerous friends and family who continually sought my advice over the years regarding proper exercise and nutrition. I wanted to give them the best training and advice that I could, so I became certified.

Instructional Designer

Wilson HR

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

October 2013February 2014 (5 months) Remote

4 month contract developing eLearning interactions utilizing Articulate and Raptivity for client, ADP.

Learning Consultant for Dell


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

May 2013September 2013 (5 months) Austin, TX

Instructional Designer for Synergy at Dell


January 2013May 2013 (5 months) Round Rock, TX

Developing HTML coded web pages with Dreamweaver, performing task analysis, writing training plans, developing Instructor-led training content, managing multiple projects, working with SMEs

• Online html training for Dell Global Services programs
• Instructor-led training for 3 courses in networking series

Instructional Designer | eLearning Developer | Graphic Designer

Power eLearning

May 2011December 2012 (1 year 8 months) TX

Create storyboards, Needs Analysis, Write training plans, Develop HTML courseware, Develop eLearning courses, Work with Subject Matter Experts to gather content, Project management and more

Freelance Projects:
• Education Service Center Region 20 (ECS Region 20) - Development of 5 HTML modules for
government agency (October - November 2012)
• The Dog Spotter - graphic design for iPhone Game
• Security Awareness Course – eLearning module production
• San Antonio Immunization Registry System (SAIRS) - designed graphics and Captivate
templates for eLearning course
• Veteran's Administration(VA) - Couple's Counseling course for Veterans returning from
deployment - Powerpoint storyboard development for 4 out of 6 modules
• Daughter's of the American Revolution (DAR)- Genealogy Research process: Alpha and Beta
reviews, Articulate revisions and Project Management for 2 large courses with 11 modules total

Instructional Designer


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DELL; Information Technology and Services industry

July 2012November 2012 (5 months) Round Rock, TX

Designed eLearning modules with Captivate and Articulate, developed HTML coded web pages and technical resource pages with Dreamweaver, performed analysis to determine knowledge gaps, content development, project management, scheduled and chaired regular meetings, work sessions and reviews with SMEs and Stakeholders, wrote training plans, scripts and storyboards, recorded and edited audio for eLearning modules

• Completed Social Media certification within first month of employment
• Known for “infectious” positive personality that helped management drive new initiatives in the
midst of combining old and new workforce, operating procedures, and company reorganizations

Freelance Graphic Designer / eLearning Developer

Lisa Jo Design

January 2009July 2012 (3 years 7 months)

Instructional Designer for Dell

Pyramid Consulting

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

May 2012June 2012 (2 months) Round Rock, Texas

Designed eLearning modules, wrote storyboard scripts, recorded audio

• Offered and accepted full-time permanent position with Dell

Website and Media Designer/Donation Coordinator

drumSTRONG Texas - Non-Profit Organization

May 2011May 2011 (1 month)

drumSTRONG Texas 2011 - Website and Media Designer/Donation Coordinator (volunteer)

eLearning Developer [contract]


Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2011April 2011 (4 months)

McLane Advanced Technologies through TEKSystems, Temple, Texas

Designed eLearning modules and tutorials for the United States Army SAMS-E software, utilizing Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe Create Suite CS5, created graphics and module templates, project management

• Recognized for developing a fresh and creative look for new version of the SAMS-E Computer-based Training (CBT)
• Presented case for utilizing MS SharePoint for project management and obtained management and team buy-in
• Set-up solid project foundation with tasks, Gantt charts, and robust developer content for team
• Developed CBT Style Guidelines

Instructional Designer [contract]

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Government Agency; 5001-10,000 employees; Individual & Family Services industry

October 2009June 2010 (9 months) Austin, TX

exas Department of Family and Protective Services, Austin, Texas
Center for Learning and Organizational Development (CLOE)

Designed and developed on-line learning modules that met agency learning objectives and equipped staff members to effectively perform job tasks, utilized the instructional design process to analyze, design and develop learning solutions, utilized Captivate, Raptivity, PowerPoint and Soundbooth to develop modules; designed graphics, illustrations and other visuals to represent complex content, facts, processes and procedures; uploaded and tested courses on the Moodle Learning Management System

• Recognized for applying a fresh and creative look and feel to agency curriculum
• Created official agency logo guidelines
• Initiated project tracking activities
• Designed marketing collateral and served as creative consultant on various projects
• Declined offer for full-time permanent position at contract end

Instructional Designer | Graphic Designer for 3M

VOLT Technical Resources

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MMM; Mechanical or Industrial Engineering industry

April 2005November 2008 (3 years 8 months) Austin, TX

VOLT / 3M Full-time Contract Work:
- Graphic Design / Instructional Design for 3M Electro and Communications (2008)
- Digitization / Graphic Design for 3M Electro and Communications (2007 - 2008)
- Technical Graphic Design for 3M Electronic Solutions Division (2007)
- Graphic Design for 3M Visual Systems Division (2005 - 2006)

Instructional Designer for 3M e-Business:
Developed eLearning modules for 3M University and 3M distributors utilizing Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint, Articulate Presenter, Engage, Quizmaker and Audacity

• Consulted with content owners and division training leads to develop content for learning objectives
• Converted written and verbal content and graphics into PowerPoint storyboards
• Utilized Articulate Presenter to develop electronic modules
• Coordinated and directed photo and video shoots, audio recordings; edited media for modules
• Utilized Articulate Quiz Maker to develop quizzes and surveys
• Worked with cross-functional groups with varying goals and project deadlines and managed
multiple projects
• UsedInstructional Design concepts to solve routine problems
• Appreciated for creating and maintaining design repository in Sharepoint
• Designed effective graphics for eTraining team to use in eLearning modules
• Trained Instructional Design team members in various graphic design techniques to make their
modules more engaging

Publicity Director

Sam Bass Community Theatre

August 2005August 2007 (2 years 1 month)

I had the great priviledge of serving on the Board of Directors for Sam Bass Community Theatre in Round Rock, Texas for two years.
I held the volunteer position of PUBLICITY DIRECTOR. This was an elected position. I was responsible for all marketing collateral design, print, and distribution, as well as publishing press releases and serving as media liason.

Graphic Design / Marketing Coordinator

EPSIIA (a Fiserv Company)

20062007 (1 year)

EPSIIA is a forward thinking and moving company, which made them exciting to work with. I enjoyed much support from the brilliant marketing team. I was responsible for marketing support and product, service, trade show, and internal business collateral design including:
html email
employee quarterly news magazine, “@EPSIIA”
marketing literature
banners, signs, posters
PowerPoint presentations
e-presentation modules
marketing surveys, questionnaires
conference t-shirts and materials

Sales Consultant

Don Hewlett Chevrolet - Olds - Buick

August 2001August 2003 (2 years 1 month)

I loved being a sales consultant for Don Hewlett. The dealership is seriously top notch. I found Don Hewlett's management team to be knowledgeable and very supportive of our individual growth as well as continually striving for excellence. We enjoyed privileges that are not typical for sales consultants to have. Don Hewlett provided laptops, fantastic daily training, as well as yearly sales/marketing training through Joe Verde, the best training organization in the business. I had a lot of fun selling cars and meeting wonderful people. My manager, Jeff Dubelbeis, was committed to helping us grow and emphasized always being a student of whatever business you are in. Jeff inspired me to be the success I am today.

Administrative Manager / Marketing

Henry S. Miller Commercial, TCN

June 19992001 (2 years)

I really enjoyed working as the Administrative Manager for the commercial realty office of Henry S. Miller Commercial, TCN. My responsibilities were many, and ranged from overseeing administrative personnel and office operations to research and marketing, to light graphic/presentation design. The brokers were very supportive and upbeat and a pleasure to work with.

Executive Administrative Assistant

ICON Computing, Inc.

19971999 (2 years)

I loved working for ICON Computing, Inc. I worked as the administrative assistant to President, Desmond D'Souza, and Vice Presidents Tina Wang and Girish Altekar. This company was energized with an amazing spirit of growth and success. It was the opportunities that the executive team at ICON gave me that sparked my desire to purse my degree and career in Graphic Design. ICON Computing, Inc. produced web development training that was given globally by the companies highly sought after course instructors. Courses included Java, C++, and the highly regarded Catalysis, which was created by Desmond D'Souza and Alan Wills. ICON Computing, was purchased by Platinum Technologies, which was purchased by Computer Associates in 1999.

Claims Examiner


19941996 (2 years)

Administrative Assistant

State Farm Insurance - R. Sage Kohler

19881989 (1 year)

Administrative Assistant

Office of Congressman J. J. Pickle

19881988 (less than a year)

Administrative support to Congressman J. J. Pickle and his office staff, Ateja Dukes and Paul Hilgers. This was a summer position through SER Jobs For Progress. I underwent rigorous testing and was chosen from many applicants to be on Congressman Pickle's staff for the summer. It was a great experience!

Lisa Portzer's Skills & Expertise

  1. Project Planning
  2. Captivate
  3. Web Design
  4. Instructional Design
  5. Technical Writing
  6. Adobe Acrobat
  7. Graphic Design
  8. Dreamweaver
  9. E-Learning
  10. Adobe Creative Suite
  11. Project Management
  12. Flash
  13. Photoshop
  14. User Experience
  15. Web Development
  16. Articulate Suite
  17. Adobe Illustrator
  18. Audacity
  19. Adobe Audition
  20. SharePoint
  21. Illustrator
  22. HTML
  23. Training
  24. Management
  25. Marketing Communications
  26. Editing
  27. Social Media
  28. Research
  29. SEO
  30. Content Management
  31. PowerPoint
  32. SnagIt
  33. Instructor-led Training
  34. InDesign
  35. Marketing
  36. WordPress
  37. Email Marketing
  38. Graphics
  39. Publishing
  40. Program Management
  41. Newsletters
  42. Organizational Development
  43. Learning Management Systems
  44. Multimedia
  45. Needs Analysis
  46. Logo Design
  47. Illustration
  48. Social Networking
  49. Information Architecture
  50. Adobe Fireworks

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Lisa Portzer's Education

Austin Community College

Associate of Applied Science, Visual Communication / Graphic Design


Austin Community College

Associate of Arts, English


American Society for Training and Development

eLearning Instructional Design Certificate, eLearning


University of Texas - Extension

Web Design I, Web Design - HTML


Cert, Web Design, Information Design, Graphic Design


online accredited design university

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