Tim O’Brien

Technical Innovation & Platforms Lead

Role: Tim’s research and experimentation interests in Learner Experience Design are focused on modularity, learning communities, and media design. Tim serves as project manager for a select subset of initiatives. He also drives technical experimentation and infrastructure strategy and support, including the design and management of computing solutions, studio innovation, and media tools.

Experience: Prior to joining AI, Tim was the Instructional Designer for Mid Michigan Community College while also teaching New Media Studies at Alma College. His prior work experience includes positions as the Digital Media Production Coordinator at Alma College, as the Assistant Director of Broadcast and Web Communications at Central Michigan University and as the Lead Audio Specialist and Research Assistant for the “Girls as Designers of Learning Games” project at Michigan State University.

Master of Arts in Digital Media Art and Technology, Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and Sociology, Central Michigan University