Robert Garza

My portfolio showcases the diverse range of my career, encompassing instructional design, talent development, graphic design, and ceramics. I bring the same attention to detail and dedication to both my learning and development endeavors and the creation of functional ceramics that bring joy to people's daily lives.

Instructional Design and Talent Development

As a talent development professional, my goal is to create engaging training programs that meet learners where they are and enable their growth and development through practice and application. By empowering learners with the knowledge and skill they need to succeed, I believe that I can create more productive and fulfilling work environment where people can do their best work.

Sales Excellence

About this Project

This is an online platform offering Sales Partners a curated curriculum to develop sales capabilities such as executive presence and objection handling. I developed examples of observable and measurable behaviors that contribute to career success and designed net-new learning objects that support sales skill development.



Type: Online learning hub

Client: Meta

Project attributes: performance support, instructional design, curriculum design, Instructor led training, virtual learning, talent development

Meta ProTeam Onboarding

About this Project

Blended learning onboarding experience for Meta Pro Team members at vendor sites around the world. We partnered with Tailspin Reality Labs to create a VR experience to supplement the blended learning program we created and piloted in two regions.

Type: Blended learning

Client: Meta

Project attributes: onboarding, instructor-led, virtual Instructor-led, e-learning, instructional design, virtual reality, mixed reality

Writing Effective Assessments

About this Project

Learning Partners at Meta are involved in creating training and writing assessment questions. To support them, I developed a performance support resource using MURAL. This interactive job aid helped them learn how to write effective assessment questions.

Type: Performance support

Client: Meta

Project attributes: performance support, instructional design, graphic design

Cheese Product Knowledge

About this Project

This is a blended learning experience for new team members that work in the specialty cheese department at Whole Foods Market. This is also as a pre-requisite to a program supporting team members seeking Certified Cheese Professional (CCP) certification.

Type: Blended learning

Client: Whole Foods Market

Project attributes: blended learning, e-learning, instructional design, virtual learning, graphic design, photography, video production

Play Button Illustration

Dietary Supplements and the Law

About this Project

This is a compliance course about a US law that regulates dietary supplements. One of the main goals was for team members to adopt the correct language so they would not prescribe, diagnose, or make disease claims when recommending supplements to customers.

Type: e-learning

Client: Whole Foods Market

Project attributes: compliance, regulatory, e-learning, instructional design, graphic design, photography

Feedback

That Works

About this Project

This is part of the Dynamic Leadership series of training aimed to develop leadership skills for new and existing managers. This trainings focused on the SBI model for delivering feedback. I produced all assets including presentation decks, worksheets, graphics, and photography.

Type: Instructor-led training

Client: TruSource Labs

Project attributes: instructional design, graphic design, instructor-led training, photography

Graphic and Board

Game Design

I co-founded Terra Nova Games In 2013 with a friend and the two of us produced five amazing board games In five years! I was responsible for the art direction, graphics and package design for each game in our catalog and worked with producers and manufacturers to package digital files for print production and worked on logistics for global fulfillment.

Guile

About this Project

Guile began as a prototype using a standard deck of cards and five wooden cubes. Originally designed for a game contest, we expanded on the design and placed it in the world of Arthurian legend.

Type: Card game

Year: 2013

Project attributes: art direction, graphic design, print production

Ophir

About this Project

We transformed a paper prototype into a beautifully illustrated and colorful tabletop game and created the world of the mythical region of Ophir. I had to the task of creating designs and specs for custom wood pieces, cards of two differing sizes, and an intricate, five-piece, 3D stacking temple.

Type: Board game

Year: 2014

Project attributes: art direction, graphic design, print production

Far Space Foundry

About this Project

Far Space Foundry started out as a game about a chocolate factory. We worked closely with designer Dan Manfredini and artist Adam McIver to re-theme the game into a retro sci-fi adventure for 1 to 4 players.

Type: Board game

Year: 2015

Project attributes: art direction, graphic design, print production

Trick of the Rails

About this Project

Originally released in Japan in 2011, Terra Nova Games worked with Japon Brand to re-release a new english version of this popular trick-taking game. We took an existing card game that was visually unappealing and transformed it into a captivating package based in the golden age of American railway.

Type: Card game

Year: 2016

Project attributes: art direction, graphic design, print production

Matryoshka

About this Project

Originally released in The Netherlands in 2016 by White Goblin Games, Terra Nova Games released an updated version of this popular set collection game. I created a set of score cards and reference cards to make scoring easier for players as well as updated the color schemes of some cards.

Type: Card game

Year: 2016

Project attributes: art direction, graphic design, print production

Ceramics


My wheel-thrown pots weave functionality and elegance into a single form and serve as both a practical tool for daily use and a decorative addition to living spaces. Ceramics to me is a celebration of reality, imagination, and a reflection of the beauty in life.

I've learned from

  • Texas State University - Digital and Photographic Imaging - 2007
  • ATD Certification Institute - Associate Professional In Talent Development - 2019
  • Meta Certification Hub - Certified Digital Marketing Associate - 2021

I've worked with

Work with Me

Phone

(361) 658-5394


Email

robertgarza@me.com