I’m Rachael Hampton, and here are 8 things you need to know:
1.) I am a learning experience designer, curriculum & instructional designer, and French-American bilingual writer, based in Toulouse, France.
2.) Rachael HELPS! is my alter-ego. In 2011, I originally created this blog and my YouTube videos to give REAL in-depth advice about living in France, language learning tips, starting and running a business in another country, as well as travel guidance. I ended this in 2018 to concentrate on other things.
3.) April 2023, now, seems like the perfect moment to revamp this website into my portfolio and
creative playground (writing, instructional design, and illustrations) blog.
4.) I’m a bilingual French-American (American-born and raised, and French by immigration). I moved to France in 1998; therefore, I’ve been living and working for over 21 years in France.
5.) I have lived and worked in four different cities in France: Paris, Nantes, Toulouse, Metz, and back to Toulouse since 2014.
6.) Je parle français et dés fois (parfois), je parle franglais. Franglais, c’est quand tu mélange les mots français avec les mots en anglais. Exemple : Salut Céline, Demain, Are you disponible pour prendre un café together? Eh oui.
7.) I ran five businesses in France. My current and last one is FAW a Qualiopi© certified training company (looking to close this in 2023, read my story to know why).
8.) My ultimate goal with this website is to show you the following:
- my writing style
- how I design and develop creative learning experiences for companies and organizations in large and small industries
- my graphic design style and skills