Hi, I'm Van

An instructional designer with more than 7 years of experience in training and development.

At the moment, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


Instructional Design is my ''ikigai''

‘Ikigai’ is a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for being”. In career, it refers to the job we do that fulfills ourselves personally, socially and financially. 

At the beginning of 2020, after careful research and self-reflection, I was quite sure Instructional Designer is my ‘ikigai’ and decided to make a career transition to be one. After almost two years, I feel even more confident about that decision. 

Training Theories & Models I applied in my training sessions:

  1. ADDIE
  2. Bloom’s Taxonomy
  3. Andragogy (Adult Learning)
  4. Gagné’s 9 Events of Learning
  5. Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation
  6. Mayer’s Principles for eLearning

Tools I can use: 

  • Articulate Storyline (Intermediate level)
  • Illustrator, Canva
  • Camtasia, Vyond
  • MS 365, Google Suite

During 7 years in Training & Development career, I have developed content for international companies in different industries, such as: 

  • Education: Wall Street English, Manabie K12 Edtech, One on One Edtech
  • Technology: KMS Technology
  • Financial services: Home Credit
  • FMCG: Nescafe

Training topics: onboarding, system training, service & sales skills, and soft skills

Training delivery methods: blended (e-learning & instructor-led training, both offline and virtual)

My latest projects

The projects I have done for the above companies are confidential and can’t be shared with the public. To know more about my technical skills, in my portfolio, you can refer to the e-learning works I made, following the themes of Articulate’s weekly e-learning challenges.