Achieve freedom and flexibility as an instructional designer

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Transform your career

Do you want a modern new career where you can help people learn and make a difference, but you don’t want to be stuck in a traditional classroom? Then you should become an instructional designer.

As an instructional designer, you’ll use your teaching, tech, and writing skills to design learning experiences that help people do their jobs better, leading to safer workplaces and happier employees. The world needs good instructional designers.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s re-ignite your passion for education and transform your career into something that works for you.

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Imagine what’s next

Imagine helping thousands of people learn new skills while working from your laptop in the comfort of your home (or at your favorite coffee shop). Imagine clocking off at the end of the workday so that you can spend time with your family, enjoy your hobbies, and relax.

Work shouldn’t be a constant sacrifice—it should bring you joy and give you the financial freedom to take care of yourself and the people you love. That’s why so many passionate educators are turning to instructional design.

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Instructional Design by the Numbers


satisfaction with work-life balance


working remote or hybrid


average salary
in the USA

Based on survey data from the Instructional Design Industry Report.

Based on survey data from the Instructional Design Industry Report.

Experience the transformation

We believe that instructional design is one of the best ways for educators to get the recognition, respect, and pay that they deserve, and we’re passionate about helping teachers build in-demand skills to make the transition and change their lives.

Explore the testimonials below to learn more about what it’s like to work with us and how it feels to transition into instructional design.

To see 30+ portfolios and success stories from people who have completed the bootcamp, check out the portfolio showcase.

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It’s time for a change

It’s time to prioritize your health and well-being. It’s time to get paid what you deserve. In other words, it’s time for a change, and we’re here to help.

Step 1: Explore the Free Content

Our free content will help you figure out whether instructional design is right for you and build in-demand skills to help you get hired.

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Step 2: Join the Free Community

It can feel overwhelming to make the transition, but you’re not in this alone. We lead a free community with thousands of current and aspiring instructional designers, and we’d love to meet you and help you accomplish your goals.

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Step 3: Enroll in the Bootcamp

If you want to work with an experienced instructional designer to get 1-on-1 support and in-depth feedback on your portfolio and projects, then you can join us in the ID Bootcamp*. This is our all-inclusive upskilling program to help you become an instructional designer.

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Step 4: Become an instructional designer

With your skills sharp and your portfolio ready, you’ll be landing interviews, negotiating offers, and accepting your remote, high-paying instructional design opportunity. Say hello to your new career.

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Joe Stubenrauch - Curriculum Developer
Joe Stuben
Curriculum Developer at Amazon Web Services

"When I first met Devlin, I was a tenured professor at a research university and felt trapped in my job. I wanted to transition into corporate instructional design, but I lacked the concrete, nuts-and-bolts knowledge of how to fill in my skill gaps, build a portfolio, and pitch myself in a job application.

With Devlin’s 1-on-1 support and guidance, I went in six months from never having heard of instructional design to landing an ID role at Amazon Web Services. So many exciting doors have opened for me, including career progression, geographic mobility, healthier work-life balance, and better pay."

Elena Princi - Instructional Designer
Elena Princi
Instructional Designer at Boomi

"As I was finishing up my master's degree, I felt uneasy about the corporate job search. I reached out to Devlin because I wanted to put together a portfolio that would help me get hired, but I also wanted to learn the tools of the trade so I wouldn't feel like a fish out of water after getting the job.

Devlin's support, coaching, and feedback helped me learn the right skills, create a portfolio, and build my confidence as a professional ID. I was able to land a great job in the city I wanted to move to with a salary that exceeded my expectations."

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Ivan Mendoza
Instructional Designer at Apple

"Not too long ago, I had just quit teaching and was looking into opportunities in corporate L&D. It was a big career change, but after finding Devlin’s incredibly helpful online resources, I never doubted my ability to make the jump.

Even after transitioning to a great job in L&D with amazing growth opportunities, I continued learning with Devlin. His content is always engaging and insightful, and it has been instrumental in helping me now land yet another job as an ID at my favorite company in the world."