My story

Back in 2006, I landed my first teaching job as a professor for the school Créapole in Paris, France.
I began practicing learning experience design and curriculum design long before I ever heard the term instructional design (that is, ingénierie pédagogique multimodale in French).

At the time, I already had professional experience working with clients, solving problems and designing outcome-oriented solutions in design, marketing and digital communication. Moreover, I enjoy deep diving into understanding how people think and learn. My clients and colleagues always referred to me as a natural-born, hands-on kind of teacher with a knack for storytelling and enough programming know-how to make things work.

Pulling from my professional experience, I developed curriculum and designed visually-appealing, interactive activities for multiple levels.
Heck, I had too!
I taught design students; they lose focus very quickly (just keeping it real😉).
In the classroom, I found myself back in the problem-solving business and, once again, helping students discover and learn new things.

That’s when the learning bug 🐛 bit me.
I love teaching, and I also love developing curricula too!

I continued to work as a creative brand and digital marketing strategist. However, my passion for alternative education kept leading me back to teaching and multimodal instructional design.
I soon after was employed as a part-time professor at various French schools for design, applied arts, digital creativity, and multimedia. Over time I gained more hands-on classroom experience and acquired learning experience design (LxD).

I eventually founded FAW, a Qualiopi© certified training company, as a logical extension of my marketing and communication agency “Ardephwerk.”

💛 Hence the birth of FAW, a combination of professional, teaching, and entrepreneurial experience.

From 2006 to the present day, I’ve specialized in two fields:

  • Support and training for small and mid-size businesses (start-ups, SMEs, SMBs) in digital communication strategies (content marketing, social media marketing, SEO, and copywriting in English and French).
  • Provide instructional, curriculum development, and digital learning experience design (LxD) for SMEs, corporate-multinational companies, academic institutions (public and private), and associations at local and international levels.

I found my 💞sweet spot.

As they say in French, “Le point d’équilibre. L’endroit où tu es bien”.

Boy, oh boy, I’m passionate about digital and alternative education in an adaptive environment;
I tailor learning objectives to the needs of learners and businesses.
Research, analyze, design, and create is my very long middle name.

Lastly, thanks to my French master’s degree—excuse me 🙏🏼 while I have to 💪🏽flex online: I wrote a 114-page thesis in French and received a “Graduated with honors.” Honey. Child. Wait. What! 👀 — in multimodal learning design, instructional systems design, and technology. So, thanks to my 📜 diploma, I have validated my advanced expertise in developing effective training programs, instructional design, and digital learning technologies.

The Shift (painfully honest).

After more than a decade of running my own certified training company in France, while teaching and also working on instructional and curriculum design.
I decided it’s time for a change.
I want to get rid of the French bureaucracy and the certification process. Amen!
If you don’t know what French administration is like, I wrote a blog post on it over here. Trust me. It’s not fun.

I still enjoy teaching (one-to-one contact with learners), but I now have a new zest for learning experience design and instructional design field (in case you haven’t read that already).

Seeking a new challenge

I am looking for new career opportunities in Toulouse or by remote work.

I am ready to transition into a full-time position where I can customize projects to suit client needs best and provide ongoing support. Having worked in both the corporate and educational sectors, I have a broad perspective and experience developing training solutions for many industry types.
I enjoy collaborating with teams while clearly presenting complex information, researching, writing, and helping people learn.