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Our History

Instructional Design Studio LLC was founded in 2016 by Kari Knisely to assist corporations to meet the growing demand for instructional design services. Her hope and desire is to impact the future of learning by sharing her passion for online education and innovation.

Our Commitment to You

When you decide to work with Instructional Design Studio LLC:

  • You will receive communication and feedback within 24 hours.
  • You will be able to rely on us to stay up to date in the industry.
  • You will have a dependable partner guiding you through the process.
  • You will be confident that we want what is best for your learners, customers, and your organization.

About the Founder

IMG_0982Kari is a training and education professional with specializations in instructional design, educational technology, and e-learning development. She is focused on creating collaborative and meaningful experiences for adult learners and enhancing education through the use of technology.

She has served on the board of the local ATD Florida Suncoast chapter, is a member of ATD National, E-Learning Guild, and Scrum Alliance. She has her Master’s degree in Educational Technology and, is a Certified ScrumMaster®.





  • 2016-Present Director of Instructional Design

    Designing and developing learning to benefit the learner.

  • 2013-2016 Program Manager and Instructional Design Team Lead

    Managed the instructional design process as well as project completion for classes of two online college programs.

  • 2013-2016 VP Marketing, Communications, Technology

    Held board positions with Association of Training and Development Florida Suncoast Chapter for 2 1/2 years.

  • 2008-2013 Teacher and Trainer

    Conducted training sessions. Led classroom discussions, created interactive hands on activities, getting learners collaborating and up moving around.

  • 2010-2013 Master's Degree Educational Technology

    Completed Master’s Degree from University of Texas at Brownsville.

  • 1998-2003 Bachelor's Degree Business Management

    Completed Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University.

“Kari has been a great asset in assisting in our online curriculum selection. She has helped us review our options, given feedback as to what would be advantageous for our style of learners, and in the process allowed us to learn from her recommendations as well. Our curriculum committee has made several comments about how helpful her expertise and experience have been throughout this process.”

Rob Staley, CEO
Rob Staley, CEO Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship