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Blue Origin: New Shepard Capsule


My name is Kevin Pate. I'm a Learning and Development Professional with over 15 years experience in digital media design.


General Info

Location:  Stanwood, WA | Leavenworth, WA
Working Remote Since: 2012
Hobbies: Photography, metal fabrication, woodworking, outdoor activities including, hiking, camping, and all-terrain vehicles.
Passions: Learning and development. Technology and design. Electric vehicle enthusiast.
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Work Experience

2023 - Present

Daniella's Lemonade Stand - Multiple Roles

Responsible for operations, marketing, and sales procurement at my 6-year old daughter's lemonade stand. I'm still waiting to be added to payroll though...


Exelixis - Learning Experience Designer

I was tasked with creating and developing soft skill courses that emphasized creative content to enhance consumer engagement and understanding. This involved establishing templates for various courses and utilizing the corporate branding guide to design eLearning materials, instructor-led training content, and workshop promotional materials. I conducted comprehensive research to identify and integrate cutting-edge software tools for rapid animated video production and interactive learning experiences.

2021 - 2022

TIBCO Software - Senior Learning Experience Designer

I held a multifaceted role with a primary focus on fostering employee and leadership development, ensuring training compliance, and UX/UI improvements to the LMS. I was the project lead for the overhaul of the First Time Manager program, spearheading its transformation. I meticulously validated and rectified data metrics, conducting an in-depth analysis that included refining source materials. This rigorous approach resulted in the provision of accurate and refined data, which, in turn, facilitated the creation of supplementary metric tools to further enhance our capabilities.

2018 - 2021

Amazon Robotics - Senior Instructional Designer

Supported Research and Development of Advanced Technology within the Robotics division including robotic work cells and automated guided vehicles. Developed a dynamic, full user-interface for non-networked cells and equipment for point-of-use material.

Built an internal, on-demand university site to house all reference and training material deployed by Advanced Technology. This information was previously scattered across network drives and without revision controls.

2013 - 2018

Brookdale Senior Living - Instructional Designer

Developed training material to support operations, sales, onboarding, and compliance. Led multiple merger initiatives after large company acquisition. Was a key member of the Associate Foundations program rollout.

2012 - 2013

Clearwire - Instructional Designer / Learning Content Manager

Clearwire was a telecommunications company providing mobile internet services, but was acquired by Sprint in 2013. I was focused primarily on supporting our customer service groups in the telecommunications industry, primarily in other countries. Also assisted marketing teams and the Social Media group.

2003 - 2012

Zimmer Spine - Multiple Roles Including Document Control Manager

Held roles such as Distribution Services Lead, Manufacturing Engineer Tech, Associate Quality Assurance Profession, and Document Control Supervisor. Served as primary contact for training record requests and procedure/process reviews during FDA and ISO audits.

Skills & Education

“Training must be relevant, timely, and measurable. It should increase performance and change behavior in a positive way." - Kevin Pate

Technical Skills Development85%
Adobe Photoshop100%
Program Management70%
Video Editing80%
Final Cut Pro80%
Learning and Development100%
Adobe Captivate90%
Leadership Development80%

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications, Digital Design

American InterContinental University – Hoffman Estates, IL

Associate of Arts in Business Administration

American InterContinental University – Hoffman Estates, IL

Certificate in e-Learning Design and Development

University of Washington – Seattle, WA

Coursework, Advanced Digital Imaging

University of Washington – Seattle, WA

UX Design Professional Certificate (currently enrolled)



"Kevin is an accomplished learning and development professional, understanding all aspects of learning programs from needs analysis, through development, testing and program success measurement. He draws on his deep experience to recommend cutting edge learning solutions that others may not think of."

Don ReiterGlobal Learning and Development Director

I have had the privilege of with Kevin at TIBCO software and I have consistently been impressed by his skills in designing programs and creating engaging, effective, and culturally-inclusive learning modules. Kevin possesses a unique ability to not just understand, but to genuinely connect with global counterparts. This skill proved invaluable in the creation and execution of programs that catered to diverse audiences. Their instructional materials are not only technically sound but also culturally sensitive, ensuring that learners from various backgrounds felt seen, heard, and understood. In our collaborative projects, Kevin demonstrated excellent communication skills, navigating the challenges of different time zones and linguistic nuances with grace and professionalism. His dedication to inclusivity and deep understanding of pedagogical principles consistently elevated the quality of our programs. For anyone seeking an instructional designer who can truly think globally, Kevin is an unparalleled choice. His talent, dedication, and collaborative spirit would be a genuine asset to any organization. I wish to cross paths with him again and wish him only the best.

Anjali IgnatiusLearning and Development Manager - APAC