Meet the Team
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Patrick Wirth

Director of Creative Services

I have the pleasure to lead one of the most innovative and creative teams in higher education. My team produces award winning digital media that informs, engages and inspires—communicating complex information through illustration, animation and video. We work to fuse collaboration and design to improve people’s lives beyond the classroom, and help support and drive … Read More

User Experience Design • Visual Communication • Project Mangement

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Bryan Bortz

Senior Media Specialist

I’m a designer who is equally fascinated with art and technology. As a result, I have a strong affinity for information design, usability, and user experience. In addition to working on media for courses, I help with interface design for our in-house media players and internal tools. I also design and develop workflows and documentation … Read More

Information Design • Interface Design • User Experience

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Erin Oestreich

Graphic Designer

I’m a media specialist and graphic designer. I feel fortunate to be able to tell people, “I love what I do,” and it is my goal to make that evident in my work. I enjoy a variety of different projects which include graphic design pieces, Web content, and media for our online collaborative programs. Each … Read More

Graphic Design • Web Design • Multimedia Design

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Ethan Lin

Senior Application Developer

I cultivated a deep love for learning about web and mobile application development and programming in general. I am a generalist in computer science with a bit of graphic design experience. I attended Madison Area Technical College, and in 2009, I received my Associate of Applied Arts degree in Visual Communication. In 2013, I graduated … Read More

Software Development • UI/UX • Computer Security

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Helen White

Media Strategist

I graduated from UW – Eau Claire in 2018 with a Creative Writing degree, and spent a lot of my time in college taking on additional multimedia classes and personal projects to get as much experience with photography and videography as I could. Video production is a craft I’ve been in love with since my … Read More

Videography • Photography • Creative Writing

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Ian Stone

Media Specialist

I have worked in education in some way or another for my entire adult life, doing everything from website design to video editing. I’ve consequently come to appreciate the way that multimedia can clarify and reframe complex ideas for students, and to that end my work for CEOEL focuses primarily on helping to plan and … Read More

Graphic Design • Motion Graphics • Course Development

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Jack Childers

I’m a recent graduate from Southern Illinois University, where I studied history and cinema. Over the past few years, I’ve developed a passion and intellectual appreciation for media production and its modern capabilities. Accordingly, I enjoy exerting the necessary thought and creativity to successfully complete projects, whatever the content may be.

Cinema • History •

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Matt Wehrli

Media Specialist

I’m a media specialist who works closely with our instructional online course designers and faculty. I develop media for our online collaborative programs, video and graphic design to enhance the learners online experience. Scheduling video shoots with faculty, executing the shoot, and post production are among my responsibilities in this position. When I’m not on … Read More

Cartography • Graphic Design • Videography

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Nick Meyer

Senior Media Strategist

From a very early age, I can remember being drawn to the world of video. Whether it be cartoons on a Saturday morning, going to the cinema for a film’s opening night, checking out new rentals at the local video store or playing around with our family video camera. The world of moving pictures has … Read More

Videography • Photography • Graphic Design

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Stephen Beers

Academic Technologies Coordinator & LMS Administrator

I like making technology work for people. I’ve always been interested in education, and began my career in teaching and corporate training. Over time, I became more interested in instructional design, particularly in developing tools that can reach learners separated by time and space. These days, I work on processes and technologies to support the … Read More

Instructional Design • User Experience • Adult Learning Theory