Designer, Developer and Production Artist
Since 2007 I have developed and launched hundreds of training courses to dealership networks around the world. My clients include Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ford Motor Company, Mazda, Toyota, General Motors and Volkswagen/Audi.
As a developer and production artist, it is my responsibility to design and animate each module of the course, program any needed functionality, and finally deploy the course to the SCORM-based LMS for distribution to dealerships.
Below is a selection of courses I have worked on since 2013 when I became a lead course developer for FCA. These courses usually take end users around 1-2 hour to complete, but I have recorded a selection of scenes to video for brevity and compatibility.
Star Parts is FCA's application for dealers to locate and purchase parts. In 2016 they launched a new version of the tool, and we put together a 10-language course package to deploy to the dealership network.
I was the senior developer of the project and I built the English course. Then I assembled the assets for the remaining languages and helped organize the effort with the larger development team.
When Dodge launched the Charger Hellcat with 707 horsepower from a supercharged V8, I insisted that in order to properly develop the course, I needed to capture the spirit and essense of the vehicle. I explained to the team that I could do this by testing one for a week in the mountains near my home in Washington. Sadly, no vehicle was available for me to borrow at the time, but the course launched succesfully regardless.
© Nicholas Pinkham 2020