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Adam Peterson

Instructional Designer. Photographer. Storyteller


adam peterson

Adam Peterson

Instructional Designer. Photographer. Storyteller

This is my internet relic known as my professional portfolio. This will be a place where I post some of my selected professional work as an instructional designer, photographer, former radio guy who got star struck interviewing Lars Ulrich of Metallica, and general musings of the world. Design is a way of life for me, where any product I put out to the general public needs to have a reason and a meaning behind it. If it doesn’t, it is simply bad design. No matter if it’s visual, instructional, graphic, print, or whatever, it needs to create an impact and it needs to accomplish its goal. If you would like to learn more about me, feel free to send me an email and I will respond with the fastest of speeds. Maybe.




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University of Arkansas

Master of Education / Educational Technology

2016 - 2019

Prepares students for professional positions as educational technologists of education, business, government, and the health professions. Curricular integration of technology, distance learning, instructional design, policies and best practices in online learning, vulnerable populations, virtual schools, cyber schools, immersive learning environments.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Bachelor of Arts / Professional & Technical Writing

2004 - 2007

Degree focused on professional document and design, with a focus on creative non-fiction writing. Courses included: Writing in the Workplace, Editing for Publication, Theory of Rhetoric and Writing


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University of Central Arkansas

Instructional Designer

June 2019 - Current

Work with faculty from multiple colleges and departments to create, implement, and improve high-quality online course design principles to improve student learning and retention. Develop instructional and training materials to quickly pivot faculty members to online during COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Arkansas System - eVersity

Senior Instructional Designer

Nov 2014 - May 2019

Developed course and design standards for an upstart, 100% online institution. Worked with faculty to create courses using only OER and exceeded ADA Compliance standards using Universal Design Learning guidelines.

Southwest Power Pool

CBT E-Learning Developer

Dec 2012 - Nov 2014

Developed online Computer-Based Training Modules for highly technical subjects in the electrical industry. Teamed with SMEs to create self-study modules, using Adobe Captivate, focusing on content and clarity.

Prior Jobs


2004 - 2012

  • (2012) Dillard’s – Copywriter
  • (2011 – 2012) PerksWW – Merchandising Specialist
  • (2011) URS Corporation – Communications Specialist
  • (2010 – 2011) Sogang Language Program – ESL Teacher, Busan, South Korea
  • (2004 – 2009) Clear Channel Radio – Music Director/On-Air Personality

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University of Arkansas ETEC

Master's Outstanding Student


“Award winners have made positive contributions to our campus and community in the areas of academic excellence, leadership, scholarly work, and service to the community.”

USDLA International Award

Best Practices for Distance Learning Education


International Award for design and implementation of “Legal Research” course. The course uses 100% Open Educational Resources, is 100% ADA Compliant, and uses multiple methods of engagement and student interaction with the course materials.

Skills and Talents

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Document and Print Design
Audio / Video Editing
Sarcasm and Joke Telling
Designer Skills

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Adobe Illustrator20
Adobe Indesign30
Adobe Captivate70
Adobe Premiere Pro40
Adobe Photoshop80
Language Skills

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Dr. Harriet Watkins (Chief Academic Officer – Instructional Connections)

Adam Peterson is a consummate professional. I’ve known Adam both professionally and personally for a number of years. As a testament to his ability in design, the United States Distance Learning Association…



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