About Michael Hopek

I have had a passion for education since I was in high school. My career has evolved from teaching high school to instructing adults. One thing that has remained the same is an interest in creating learning environments that work. To do this, I conduct thorough needs analysis, aligning learning solutions with objectives and requirements. By understanding the target audience, I design tailored experiences that address their unique learning needs.

Using industry-standard authoring tools, I develop immersive eLearning modules that engage learners and facilitate effective knowledge transfer. With various strategies, including multimedia elements and interactive assessments, I optimize learning outcomes and create engaging experiences. I prioritize user-centric design and easy navigation for easy access to content, enhancing comprehension and knowledge retention.

Explore my portfolio to sample the transformative power of my instructional design solutions.


With a consulting background, my expertise in instructional design is tailored to meet clients' business goals. I bring together project management, design and development skills, and an understanding that instructional design is an iterative process involving multiple drafts and versions of eLearning content. My consulting experience has deepened my knowledge of effective ID theories and practices in the corporate training world. It has also equipped me with the ability to identify and overcome bottlenecks to ensure timely achievement of project milestones.

My master's program at USC and IDOL Academy learning Designer Credential both expanded my knowledge of how people learn. I have applied this knowledge effectively in the classroom and in corporate training settings.


Beyond my instructional design, I appreciate Los Angeles' diverse culture. I like to explore music venues, museums, breweries, and restaurants. I have a fondness for Korean BBQ. I like playing guitar, listening to my record collection. I enjoy reading and experimenting with home cooking, particularly pizza, barbecuing, and making delicious cocktails.