• #LT21UK
  • 9 - 10 June 2021
  • ExCeL London

S - Learning designer of the year

S - Learning designer of the year

S - Learning designer of the year

Sophie Costin - Make Real

After an otherwise disastrous interview with a recruiter in 2011, I was told I should be a Learning Designer. I've never looked back. My proudest achievements are

  • Successfully designing nearly 100 courses. Two of which have been recognised with gold awards.
  • Mentoring and managing 11 junior designers to reduce attrition and improve writing quality.
  • Being recognised as the 4th most influential person ‘Helping to Shape the Future of L&D’ in this year’s Training Zone list.

Tracey McDonald - Emerald Works

For seven years, Learning Experience Manager Tracey McDonald has led on the design of digital learning resources for some of Emerald Works’ biggest clients. In that time, she’s developed long-lasting relationships with sponsors and subject matter experts, combining her warmth and enthusiasm for learning with an outcomes-focus that ensures every resource is targeted at what learners need in order to do their jobs effectively. It’s no surprise that she’s become a valued member of our clients’ extended teams, and that those clients keep coming back to Emerald Works, and to Tracey in particular.

Angela Moreno Valero - Imperial College Business School

Angela Moreno is an experienced learning designer who has worked in both higher education and startup environments. Her portfolio ranges from very technical subjects to informal learning, and she believes her multiple self-directed learning pursuits have enriched each of her designs. For the past two years, she’s been leading on the learning design aspects of the Global MBA, which has been rated 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world by the QS 2020 rankings. Her work has helped over 3000 students achieve their learning goals, with overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Michelle Roodt - Sponge

Michelle Roodt is a deeply valued Learning Experience Consultant at Sponge, with the rare ability ​to cut through a learning challenge of any scale. ​

As an expert partner to global clients, she consistently raises the bar in pursuit of new and better ways to engage people, demonstrating breadth of knowledge, depth and agility.

From large-scale programmes, to business simulations and social learning, Michelle brings creative originality to solve the toughest learning and culture challenges. ​

Michelle never compromises on vision and always emphasises personal, human-centered solutions that deliver enhanced results, year after year. ​

Isabella Sinnott - Saffron Interactive

Isabella ('Izzy') has led many of Saffron’s key projects in recent years. She has designed, written and managed the build and delivery of digital learning solutions for a diverse range of topics and clients. Throughout, she has excellently used her evidence-based and user-centric approach to tackle business requirements. Her clients’ continuous praise and feedback is testimony to Isabella’s ability to understand businesses' and learners' needs and translate these into measurable behaviour change. Isabella has created exceptionally high-quality, performance-driven solutions and established fantastic rapport with our clients. We're eager to watch her continue this work and see what she delivers next!

Eglė Vinauskaite - Skillbright Labs

During the last four years in the digital learning industry, Egle Vinauskaite has worked on brands such as Facebook, Google, ACCA, HSBC, Santander, Tech Nation as well as a multitude of exciting edtech startups.

In that time, Egle has created solutions as diverse as blended programmes, academies, platforms, apps, MR/VR and custom builds featuring adaptive chatbots and gamified elements. Through it all, Egle has garnered consistently excellent feedback from clients and, most importantly, repeat collaborations with former colleagues on almost every project.

Graham Waller - Kallidus

Graham Waller has more than 15 years’ experience in learning design and is a Senior Learning Designer at Kallidus. He uses storytelling, character-driven narratives, scenario-based learning and games to engage with learners and motivate them to want to change their behaviour. His passion for creating learning experiences that transform how learners think, feel and behave drives his creation of successful solutions. Graham has worked with UK and international companies across a range of sectors and subjects using a variety of formats. His recent work includes projects for GTR, BDO, DHL, Barclays, Southeastern, TJX Europe, Lloyds Banking Group, Whitbread and McKesson.

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