Artha (Sanskrit: अर्थ) literally translates as “meaning, sense, goal, purpose or essence”.
Creating meaning through design is our purpose. Lessons are more impactful when the learner is connected to the material and can associate it with the work they do out in the world. With this in mind, we build learning strategies that blend technology and good design with engaging content.
We make a point to listen, ask questions and learn as much as we can about you. Why is this important? Because every client is different. Every project is unique. By getting to know your goals, your pain points, your passions and your audience, we can develop the best possible strategies and solutions for you.
Early on in her career, she discovered a love of teaching when she realized that her favourite part about her job as a software engineer was training others in how to write code. She founded Artha Learning with the intention to mentor, build relationships and help others reach their goals.
Sr Instructional Designer
Aamir is a tech-savvy instructional designer with a passion for pushing eLearning to its limits. He is interested in the use and impact of digital learning technologies in classrooms, boardrooms and living rooms. He brings a wealth of experience in curriculum design and technology integration, intercultural education and inclusive learning.
ID & Accessibility Specialist
Alison has more than 30 years of extensive experience in learning technologies, instructional design and education. As an Instructional Designer at Artha, she helps clients create online educational experiences that are visually-pleasing, rigorous, relevant, engaging and interactive. Her passion is guiding others to their own discovery of the power of well-designed and effectively delivered online learning.
Sr Learning Experience Designer
As our Sr Learning Experience Designer, Arman manages the end-to-end design and development of a learning solution, from initial scoping to final learning product release. He works closely with project stakeholders, SMEs and lead instructional designer to design engaging and attractive learner-centric courses and learning strategies. Arman has a doctorate degree from McGill University and boasts over 15 years of experience as an educator and learning experience designer in various sectors including education, industry, IT and pharma.
Sr Instructional Designer
Galina is a dynamic and creative instructional designer and teacher who has always had a passion for education. She has over 15 years of experience in planning, designing, implementing, and teaching face-to-face, blended and online courses. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from UBC, a Bachelor’s degree of Education from Moldova, and a Certificate in eLearning from UofT. In her work, Galina puts emphasis on creating engaging and meaningful online learning experiences that prepare learners for real-world careers.
Gilda is a passionate and accountable instructional designer that has combined her higher ed expertise and e-learning design to deliver meaningful learning experiences. She holds more than ten years of experience in curriculum design, facilitation, and managing projects to design, develop and deliver learning solutions. She is always keen on learning and is currently pursuing a degree in e-learning design and training development to be consistent with her motto; create value and positively influence the lives of others.
Harish is a seasoned Instructional Designer turned eLearning Developer. Having spent close to a decade in ID, he shifted territories to eLearning development thanks to his love for tools and visual design. He tries to bring the much-needed ID perspective into course development to make sure they are as efficient and engaging as possible. When not working, Harish can be found playing the latest videogames in the market or scribbling sketches on paper with his ballpoint which is his favorite pass time.
Jillian is a seasoned designer with experience managing complex digital projects. She brings to Artha a wealth of cross-functional knowledge and expertise spanning across Customer-Centric Design and Digital Experience. Jillian also brings a fine balance of strong technical knowledge and solid business understanding; delivering projects in various concurrent capacities, involving project management, programming/development, as well as designing UX, UI and graphics.
John Ely is a creative eLearning Developer with 6 years of work experience under
his belt. He is excellent at developing interactive, fun, and engaging learning
He has a Master’s Degree in Teaching and is currently pursuing a degree in
eLearning and training development.
During his free time, John Ely loves to watch NBA, play the guitar, and take pictures.
Graphic Design Associate
Karen is a passionate Project Coordinator that has worked in public and private sectors leading end-to-end projects from the ground up. She loves building client relationships through results and transparent communication to support solving their challenges. She gets motivated to work on projects that have a meaningful positive impact on society. Karen has a master's degree in Project Management with a concentration in Agile methodology.
Karen is characterized by her enthusiasm, commitment and self-driven personality. In her free time, she loves reading, outdoor activities and spending time with her loved ones.
Director, Business Relations
As Artha’s Client Relationship Lead, Lynn brings more than 30 years of successful client relations, business development, marketing and consulting experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors of adult and workforce learning. She brings extensive experience in technology-supported educational solutions for business, higher education, government and labor.
Lynn received her B.A. (honors) in Psychology from the State University of New York and, a true believer in lifelong learning, has participated in multiple graduate courses and training programs throughout her career.
Lynn’s primary focus is to help Artha grow and expand access to its award-winning digital learning solutions to greater numbers of learners across North America.
ID & QA Specialist
Mugdha works as an QA specialist at Artha to ensure the delivery of quality products to our clients. With 8.5 years of core instructional design experience, she has created learning solutions for clients in IT, pharmaceutical, vehicle leasing, life insurance, FMCG, and home appliances manufacturing sectors. She specializes in designing engaging and instructionally sound learning interventions for varied audiences.
Navin is a quintessential consultant who loves to solve business problems and create opportunities. With over 20 years of experience in various management and consulting roles across organizations such as PwC, RBC, IBM, Oracle and others in the US, Canada and India, he brings process, strategy and fresh perspective into engagements and ventures. He loves to keep abreast with technology and trends in L&D as it applies to various industries. He is an MBA and PMP apart from his less used degree in Engineering.
Ryan has studied Computer Science and has an Honours Bachelor of Science. He has a passionate love of working with computers, learning, and teaching, which has led to his interest in developing eLearning solutions. With a variety of skills and exposure in software design and development, insatiable curiosity, and an open mind, he is always looking for ways to improve himself and deliver quality. He also has a strong love of reading, creative writing, music, and tabletop games.
Sr Instructional Designer
Sanica is passionate about learning and facilitating learning. She has over 12 years of experience in research; data analysis; language editing; content development; scoping, designing and delivering customized learning solutions; and managing external and internal stakeholders towards project success. Along with a doctoral degree, she holds certificates in the fields of human resource management and behavioral science. She is motivated to make a difference in peoples’ lives by investing in her team members and creating meaningful learning experiences for her clients.
Client Success Manager
Wendy is an experienced Senior Project Manager who is driven by Client Relationship Management. She has 30+ years of experience in both the private and public sectors, and takes pride in getting to know the clients and ensuring the best experience possible throughout the duration of our project.
When not working, Wendy is involved in charity car shows, restoration, and doing a variety of art.
Zainab is an instructional designer that has combined her passion for writing and graphic design to design and develop meaningful accessible learning experiences for all learners. She brings a wealth of knowledge in universal design for learning, LXD, and educational games. She is a life-long learner and currently pursuing an MA in Educational Technology.