Samuel Apata is a dedicated instructional designer who currently resides in Dallas, Texas. In 2016, he graduated with a Masters degree in Instructional Systems Design from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
He has 5+ years of experience in instructional design, graphic design, animation, computer illustration, web design, branding, video editing, mobile learning, user experience design and more.
Samuel has developed eLearning for companies like Laureate Education,
T-Mobile and American Airlines using tools like Articulate Storyline 2, Captivate 9, AfterEffects, VideoScribe and Animoto. Samuel also has some coding experience including HTML, CSS and ActionScript.
This course highlights the features and benefits of using Lync to improve communication and collaboration within the digital operations team at DexMedia
This infographic was designed to help members of my alumni understand the status of a project
This course was designed to help prospective employers learn a little bit about me
The job aid designed for Trademax Communication's HR department highlights 10 quick steps needed to successfully onboard a new employee.
My very first Captivate project!
This peer mentor tool kit designed for Trademax Communication highlights the benefits of the peer mentor program for both the mentor and mentee. It also covers the engagement strategies for the employee's first week, first 30 days, first 60 days, first 90 days, and beyond.
This curriculum was designed for a graduate level course, ISD 603. The analysis presented here was carried out for MobiTel Wireless over a three months period. The methods used include Performance Gap Analysis, Front End Analysis, and Training Need Analysis.
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This was an easy choice because I've always been a fan of DC comics. This custom logo and hoodie was esigned by me from sketch to finish.
A proposal in the works
This isometric map was developed from an actual photograph.
A logo design for Justice Group. This logo combines the image of Lady Justice and a map of the United States.
This unique magazine layout makes use creative composition and scale to tell the story.
A six-sided brochure created for L&H Business Consulting LLC.
A simple call card and logo design for RAD Motors.
Poster design for Art 428.
I created this animation using voiceover from Austin McDonald's awesome
Hire Me video.
This training was created as part of a series. The purpose is to demonstrate customer service to retail store associates, in this case, a frustrated customer.
I created this montage as a part of T-Mobile's Uncarrier 10 launch. It was deployed on the company intranet and generated a lot of interest among the store associates
This project pays tribute to the Japanese Origami Crane. I really wanted to capture the beauty of metamorphosis.
Fred is on a mission to harm Rikki, but soon finds himself to be a target. This project was inspired by the soundtrack for Catch Me If You Can.
This short is the second part of a series of animation I made of a Mechannosaurus that desperately wants to play with its' maker Sam (played by me). Sam is having none of it. I'm responsible for the Illustrating and animating Max. Voice-over by Nic L. Kelly.
Horse Head is a 2 minutes commercial created for the Maryland Tourism Development Board. The goal is to produce an informative, yet fun commercial highlighting some popular features around Baltimore city. The commercial features friends Betty and Thomas who appear to be dining. Then a horse head man comes along!
This project was carried out using the rotoscoping technique. I had to paint each image frame-by-frame but left in the video because I liked the energy.
I sat observing a bottle of bathroom cleaner, then an idea struck me! So I took a picture of the bottle and made this animation sequence using Photoshop.
Max is excited about his new environment and tries to make friends but bad things happen. Enjoy!
All works presented here were created by me, unless otherwise specified. Please click the links below to view them!
A wireframe design of a water bottle designed to withstand tough conditions
A rendered 3D model of the same water bottle
A boxing ring textured and rendered using Cinema 4d