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Hello there! Thanks for checking out my portfolio.

My name is Melissa Justen and I am a learning experience designer based in the mountains of North Carolina.

I'm a lifelong learner who knows that personal growth is as important as professional growth.  Can we work together?

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How I got Here

I've spent 16 years learning about and applying the best educational practices.  I've always been drawn to education, starting with forcing my little sister to learn algebra well before she wanted to, to working in a middle school, to teaching in Colombia at an international school. 

I've always been teaching something and as I moved later in my career, I was asked to run workshops for other teachers surrounding best practices and educational technology.

Then... I discovered instructional design and my worlds collided!  I love using technology and creative practices to develop innovative eLearning. Currently , I hold the position of Learning Experience Designer at Aledade, where I'm building on the skills I gained from my time at Cloudinary and National Geographic.

I would love to meet you!


My Education

eLearning and Instructional Design

-IDOL courses Academy Trade School, Flowery Branch, GA

Masters of Education

-Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Bachelors of Education, concentration in Geography

-Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


My Skills



-Instructional design principles

-Instructor-led training

-Adult learning theory

-Succinct writing

-Verbal communication

-Lifelong learning 


My Tools

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Rise





Google Suite

Microsoft Office Suite

Caveon Scorpion


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