Ephraim Ross - Educator, Technologist, Designer: Rad Guy

Ephraim Ross

Designer. Educator.

Ephraim Ross - You should probably hire me.

Ephraim Ross

Design. Education.

About Me

I am a creative professional educator, passionate about leveraging technology to meaningfully redefine the way we connect and learn in a digital world. I am a student of design, communication, typography, balance, and beauty in all things.

Employment History

Position Company Length
Director of Design
& Instructional Innovation
American College of Healthcare Sciences 2015 - Now
Educational Technologist Environmental Systems Research Institute 2014
Senior Instructional Designer Providence Health and Services 2011 - 2014
Senior eLearning Consultant TransPerfect (Freelance Projects) 2011 - Now
Lead Instructional Designer American College of Health Sciences 2009 - 2011
Ed. Technology Instructor HTH Graduate School of Education 2006 - 2008
Creative Media Teacher High Tech High North County 2007 - 2008
Special Projects High Tech High 2006 - 2007
Humanities Teacher High Tech Middle Media Arts 2005 - 2006
Distance Educator Connections Academy 2004 - 2005


Pomona College - Claremont, CA (1998-2003)
B.A. Cognitive Science and Linguistics

S.C.A.I.F.E. Alumni Award
Research Intern, Child Psychology Lab
Volunteer Teacher, St. John’s Escuela, Honduras
Student Mentor, Pomona Partners
Reading Interventionist, America Reads
Outdoor Adventure Leader, On The Loose

Cal State San Marcos - San Marcos, CA (2003-2004)
Multiple Subject Credential, English Supplemental

HTH Graduate School of Ed - Point Loma, CA
Demonstrated Mastery of Instructional Technology
Completed Single Subject Coursework


Quickly Evolving

My Skillset

Consider me a man of the modern renaissance. I'm a dynamic, creative quick study constantly pushing the envelope to learn new skills .If you need someone agile to wear many hats and wear each of them well, I'm your man.

Design Skill
Software / Technical
Adobe CS5
Microsoft Office
Flash / XML
PC Environment
Mac Environment
Client Support
Project Management
Team Player
Passion / Attitude
  • OSU Small Farms Workshops

    Designed a new dynamic web portal for Oregon State University's new Small Farm Workshop Series, empowering the local citizenry with the knowledge and resources to start their own small, local, organic farms.

    The design is still in its initial stages, and I've only uploaded the front page of the site but both OSU and I are loving the direction it's taking - check it out!

    DRAFT OSU Small Farms Site

  • CASIO Education UI

    CASIO just launched a slick new calculator they hope will transform High School Math classrooms across the country. With a calculator this radically new, however, they faced an uphill battle training Math Educators to use all the new features. To this end, I came in.

    I worked with CASIO to develop an attractive, intuitive new user interface (UI) and web portal for their eLearning Resources, while matching the look and feel of their current branding.

    Visit CASIO Education

  • Stroke Awareness Module

    For Stroke Awareness Month this year, Providence Health and Services asked me to develop a training module to ensure all of their 80,000 employees would know how to react, should they ever encounter someone suffering a stroke. This was one of my first experiences playing the dual role of designer AND voice-actor. Forgive the poor vocal performance.

    Clicking the link below will launch the SCORM compliant eLearning module. You will be prompted to enter a name and email address... don't worry, it won't be used. Feel free to make something up if you like.

    Launch the Stroke Awareness Module

  • General Plastics Site Redesign

    I was tasked with re-imagining General Plastic's website utilizing modern design trends, interactive social features, and a mobile friendly interface. All while maintaining the unique colors and style of their internationally renowned brand.

    They haven't yet transitioned from their legacy site, but you can get a full-screen view of the mockup here, and compare it to their existing site.

    My Redesign -- vs. -- Their Legacy Site

  • Student Apps Deployment

    After managing a successful pilot program with select students and staff, I directed a campus-wide deployment of Google Apps for the college.

    All staff and students now have unlimited storage for their @ACHS.edu college based email, web and document hosting needs, as well as project collaboration tools that come fully integrated into their coursework with the college.

    As part of the deployment, I re-branded Google Apps to uniquely reflect the color, feel, and spirit of the college.

  • Online Training Course:
    Preventing Sexual Harassment

    My first contract with TransPerfect was to develop a short online sexual harassment course to use for marketing purposes. But rather than use the traditional Flash based platforms (such as Articulate and Captivate), they asked if I could develop something lightweight, quickly deployable, and mobile friendly.

    So, I developed a brand new rugged platform for use in future projects. Built with strict HTML, CSS, and Jquery.

    Click here to demo the course platform

  • Site Redesign: ACHS.edu

    Completely redesigned the website of The American College of Healthcare Science. Their existing website was designed in 2003, and was long overdue for an overhaul. As an accredited college, there were a number of strict rules to follow in regards to website design.

    A quick survey of students and alumni found they loved the new look and feel. You can catch a peak of the new site below, featuring hundreds of unique slide and header images, which should give you a sense of my visual style.

    ACHS.edu Website Reboot

  • TransPerfect eLearning Portfolio

    Developed a small portfolio of eLearning samples for TransPerfect / Translations.com to better showcase their teams past projects. They requested a simple, lightweight, and easily updated slider page.

    View the portfolio page below:

    TransPerfect eLearning Samples
  • Facebook Interactive Landing

    The American College of Healthcare Sciences asked me to design them an interactive landing page on facebook for potential students. The page is an informational hub, pointing to the most relevant college data online. Until a potential student "likes" ACHS, this is the interactive landing that greets them.

    This design features unique graphical styling, and interactive rollover image links. One of several custom Facebook projects I've completed in the past year.

  • Chillits Design 2011

    Chillits is a small music festival that attracts the best DJs from around the world to camp together and perform in the Northern California forest each year. For the past two years I've volunteered to do their ticket, tshirt, and poster design work.

    Check out a favorite track from the festival below:

      Joe - Live at Chillits
  • Chillits Design 2010

    This was the first year I reached out to volunteer with the Chillits team. The Cloud Factory Collective publishes the tracks from the festival each your online for free, and I find design work to be much more enjoyable with their chill ambience playing in the background.

    Check out another favorite track from the festival below:

      DF Tram - Live at Chillits
  • Site Redesign: Aromatherapy Council

    Designed a new website for the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) featuring web 2.0 features and better social integration. Built on the popular open-source platform WordPress, ARC can now easily update the site and push information to licensed aromatherapists.

    Click to view the new site below:

    Aromatherapy Registration Council

  • “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
    —Albert Enstein

Contact Information

Ephraim Ross

3240 N Michigan Ave
Portland, OR 97227
United states