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 Microsoft Lync such as screen share, chat, and messaging for improved communications.
This course shows hub consultants how to navigate the BPMS interface. My goal was to make it a fun learning experience by including animation and sound. Note: Please use a headset for an immersive experience.
This infographic was designed to help communicate the status of an ongoing alumni project.
This course was designed to help prospective employers learn a little bit about me.
The job aid highlights the 10 steps needed to successfully onboard a new employee.
My very first Captivate project:)
A peer mentor tool kit designed for Trademax, highlights the benefits of the peer mentor program for both the mentor and mentee. It also covers the engagement strategies for an 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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A custom logo and hoodie I designed for T-Mobile.
I designed these characters to be learning partners/personal assistants.
An isometric map developed from a scanned photograph.
I had the opportunity to write and design my alumni's first quarterly newsletter. The main goal of this publication was to highlight some of our achievements and call on other alumni to donate to a cause. Click on the image to view a copy of the newsletter.
A logo design for Justice Group combining an image of Lady Justice and the United States map.
This unique magazine layout makes use of 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 aim was 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 used to open store meetings
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 who desperately wants to play with its' creator Sam (played by me). Sam is having none of it. I had fun illustrating and animating Max. Nic L. Kelly helped out with the voice-over.
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!
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.