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Chris Bea
creating learning in the
San Francisco Bay Area
and beyond
chris@chrisbea.com

My Skills

A creative learning designer/developer needs to be part instructional designer, part writer, part graphic artist, part voice-over narrator, part interactive designer, part programmer, part animator, part videographer—and a full-time creator. That's why I love my work.

I have created complete eLearning courses using:

  • Articulate Storyline
  • Articulate Studio
  • Captivate
  • Flashform/Proform/Unison
  • Presenter
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, and ActionScript

When I wear the many different hats of the creative learning designer/developer, I use some of the software tools listed here.

Adobe Microsoft Other
Acrobat Excel Articulate Storyline
Captivate PowerPoint Articulate Studio
Dreamweaver Publisher Audacity
Fireworks Visio Questionmark
Flash Word Quicktime Pro
Illustrator   SnagIt
Photoshop    
Presenter    

My Background

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After college I worked as a teacher, both in the United States and in Europe. After that I became a sales representative with 3M Company for a number of years, selling interactive videodisc and CROM mastering services to producers and training companies in Northern California, Utah, Oregon, and Washington.

​​Some of My Clients

  • AAA
  • Acuson
  • Bank of America
  • Belmont Hills Hospital
  • Ed Net/State of California
  • Genentech
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • KCSM-TV
  • Macy's.com
  • Peoplesoft
  • Roche
  • San Mateo County Environmental Health
  • Shoulder High Productions
  • Silicon Graphics
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Sybase
  • Vivid Learning Systems

​​Some of My Projects

  • Maintain Plant Business Process (eLearning)
  • Bias in Thinking (Instructor-Led Training)
  • Agile Acceptance Test Driven Development (eLearning)
  • Product Data Management (eLearning)
  • New Employee Online Training (eLearning)
  • Auto Insurance Software (eLearning)
  • CRM Software (eLearning)
  • Membership Software (eLearning)
  • TechHub 4 (Multimedia CDROM Training)
  • Chief Technical Officer Sessions (Web Content)
  • Java Enterprise Computing (Video Script)
  • They Lived in Great Houses (Documentary)
  • DC Electronics (Interactive Video Scripts)
  • Our Earth (Telecourse)
  • Developing Sales Plans (Instructor-Led Training)
  • MPE-XL CBT Course (Computer-Based Training)
In 1989 I went into business for myself, writing interactive video and CDROM multimedia training scripts. Today my work focuses mainly on creating eLearning and instructor-led training.

My Resume

Click the resume fragment for a PDF version; for a Word version, click here.

Chris Bea resume fragment

Some of My Video Scriptwriting for Training and Education

See my resume for other video scripts I've written.

Video script for Shoulder High Productions and San Mateo Environmental Health Services.

Excerpts in this 7 minute demo are from: Contract Eduction, DC Electronics, and Volcanoes and Volcanism.