About ME

My Story

My journey as a learning developer started in graduate school when I was a teaching assistant for English literature & composition courses. After graduating and teaching Writing as a college adjunct instructor at two state universities -- San Diego State & Washington State -- and at a multitude of community colleges in Southern California & the PNW, I discovered the field of instructional design, and the rest, is history.

As an instructional designer, I bring the perspective of a teacher to create online content with a purpose to learn. Making people feel enlightened, confident, and valued makes me absolutely love the job that I do.

the learning has not stopped

As a complete advocate for learning, my own learning process never stops. I get to combine the best of both worlds -- learning & literature -- as an instructional designer. Some books that have shaped my understanding and perspective toward my work are:

  • Design for how People Learn by Julie Dirksen

  • Map It: The Hands-on Guide to Strategic Training Design by Cathy Moore

  • Job Aids and Performance Support: Moving From Knowledge in the Classroom to Knowledge Everywhere by Allison Rossett and Lisa Schafer

I also am a member of the IDOL courses academy where I continue my learning in the field & stay engaged within the social community of my fellow instructional designers.

IDOL Courses Academy


San Diego State University

Master of Arts in English

CSU, Northridge

Bachelor of Arts in English

Technical Skills


  • Articulate Storyline

  • Articulate Rise

  • Adobe Captivate


  • Vyond

  • Camtasia

  • Adobe After Effects


  • Microsoft Word

  • Microsoft Powerpoint

  • Miro


  • Premier Pro

  • Illustrator

  • Photoshop


Kristi Phillips Resume

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