About Me

Hi everyone, I’m Mary Ann (Hagemann) Kowalczyk.  Here’s the one minute overview of me:

  • I am an instructional designer and my favorite tool is Articulate Storyline for creating eLearning. I also can create webinars, ILT, workshops, on-the-job training, microlearning, games, screencasts, videos (I’ve even acted in some!), and next on my list to learn are GoAnimate and Construct 2.
  • I love DATA! Charts, graphs, grids, checklists, research… I can’t get enough!
  • My preference is to create training people want to take, not something they dread.
  • In previous jobs, I was a programmer, business analyst, project manager, IS auditor, and client support analyst.
  • I ran three full marathons (26.2 miles) for Open Heart Magic, Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Common Threads charities and raised over $6,600.
  • Social media is a great way to collaborate with others!  My favorites are Facebook (especially the communities), Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and lots of Podcasts!
  • I greatly enjoy helping people new to a specific field get connected with people, tools, and organizations in that field.