About me

Professional statement

My name is Seth Newsome, and I am a learning experience designer with over 14 years working as an instructor and over 8 years creating programs.

I believe that learning is much more than a person simply absorbing information or practicing skills. Real learning is measured by how a person can integrate information and skills into their everyday life and their work. I enjoy the process of looking at complex, technical information and skills and helping to create experiences where learners can succeed using instructional design frameworks.

Most recently I have focused on industrial arts skills, working at Humanmade, a makerspace and job training center. I have collaborated with subject matter experts in woodworking, metal fabrication, 3D printing, and 3D design software. However I believe my same approach can be applied to a wide variety of disciplines, I want to help people succeed in a wide variety of settings and skills.

I am also skilled in creating interactive content using Articulate 360, Camtasia, the Adobe Creative Suite. I also have experience with technical writing and using CAD programs to create technical drawings for instructional purposes.


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Instructional experience

Humanmade -  Makerspace & Job Training Center  • 2019 - Present

Education coordinator - 2021 - present

Senior Project specialist - 2019 - 2021

Woodshop Instructor • Various • Techshop SF; The Crucible; Lower 48 ; Clayroom• 2013 - 2020

ESL Instructor • CDI (Chungdahm Learning Institute), South Korea • 2010 - 2013


M.S., Instructional Design & Technology • CSU Monterey Bay • 2023

CELTA ESL Teaching Certificate • International House, Bangkok  • 2011

B.A. Urban Studies • San Francisco State University • 2005 - 2008

Concentrated on urban planning and sustainable development in California. The program finished with internships at the SF Department of Urban Planning and the Public Research Institute, focusing on policy analysis and applied research.

Technical skills

Learning Management Systems: Canvas, TalentLMS

Instructional Design Tools: Articulate Storyline & Rise, Camtasia

Graphic Design Software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere pro

Generative AI Tools:  (ChatGPT, Eleven Labs, Synthesia)

Productivity Tools: Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Slides), Microsoft office, Slack, Zoom, Smartsheet

Stakeholder Coordination and Project Leadership: Leading cross-functional teams in educational settings

Accessibility skills and tools: Experience designing using UDL (Universal Design for Learning) principles and WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines in my masters program content. I also have experience adapting learning  experiences for users with a variety of sensory or physical disabilities.

Feedback and evaluation: Developed measurement tools corresponding to Kirkpatrick’s levels of training evaluation, gathering feedback and data on performance from program participants, staff, and instructors

Cultural sensitivity and adaptability: I have spent several years living in other cultures and working with diverse populations. I have an understanding and respect for adapting learning experiences and content for learners' backgrounds.