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Robert Ladd: Skills and Expertise


Skills and Expertise

I'm happy to do consultations in any of the following areas. Typically my role with clients is to help you identify skills and strategies for your project, and to help you learn and effectively use tools and techniques that will help bring about positive outcomes. Feel free to contact me either directly or through HSL's Ask A Librarian service.

Image editing (Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom)

Photography, including events (e.g. Davis Library Research HUB opening, Snapshot day, therapy animals, presentations and other HSL events), workspaces, and people, for HSL website, news, brochures, tutorials, guides, blogs, etc. Creator of and contributor to HSL Flickr site. 

Videography and Video editing, including Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Apple Motion, Adobe Premiere Pro. Examples include interviews with Your Health Radio hosts and Allied Health Sciences faculty, award-winning Appreciative Inquiry video, HSL events. Created HSL YouTube channel; uploaded and organized videos into YouTube playlists.

Graphic design (Photoshop, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, iDraw). Examples include I Love My HSL graphics, including header graphic and other graphics, header collage for Duke/HSL Evidence-Based Practice tutorial (; MAC logo and MAC blog headerHSL Reseach Hub banner)

Instructional design; including tutorials (see Tutorials and Guides tab) screencasting (Captivate, Camtasia, Screenflow)

Print design, including publications, posters, brochures (Adobe InDesign)

Online design, including tutorials, blogs, and websites (WordPress, Dreamweaver))

WordPress blogs (initiated, designed and created I Love My HSL blog at; designed and created MAC blog at; continuing online exhibit blog for Speech and Hearing Sciences; Occupational Science exhibit blog; Your Health Radio prototypes; blogs for Allied Health Sciences divisions; HSL Exhibits blog prototypes; instructional media blog at

Writing and editing (using tools such as Word, Nisus Writer Pro, Omni Outliner, Scrivener, InDesign)

Brainstorming and project planning (LucidChart, OmniGraffle, Omni Outliner). I use a brainstorming process with clients who creating posters or other projects to help them decide what they want to communicate and the most effective means to do so. 

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