We'll help you transition from burnt-out educator to remote instructional designer. Bootcamp graduates land corporate instructional design roles where they can work from home and earn, on average, $85k per year. Personalized feedback and step-by-step guidance included.
Instructional designers without strong portfolios often feel frustrated and overwhelmed when searching for jobs or clients. There's a lot of competition—and, without a strong portfolio, it's tough to set yourself apart from the crowd.
When you do have a great portfolio that shows off in-demand skills, you don't have to worry about finding opportunities. Landing interviews becomes the norm, and clients come to you to see if you're available for freelance work.
Better yet, a great portfolio establishes you in the field and builds your credibility. It shows off what you're capable of and helps you get noticed. In short, it makes landing ID opportunities easier than ever before.
It's so much harder to build your skills and create a great portfolio without feedback from experienced instructional designers, and hiring managers can tell the difference between great portfolios and "okay" portfolios.
That's why the bootcamp includes unlimited, personalized feedback on your portfolio website, portfolio projects, resume, and other application materials. You'll work with experienced, successful instructional designers to improve your skills, create impressive projects, and earn high rates.
It's hard to transition into a new career or build new skills without having someone who can give you feedback and answer your questions.
To make sure that you have an experienced instructional who can help guide you through the process, we'll pair you directly with a bootcamp pro. They'll be your first line of support for feedback, career questions, the application process, landing clients, and so much more.
Nicole has 20+ years of experience designing instruction, managing projects, and developing eLearning. She has extensive corporate experience, and she currently consults with global brands to help them design comprehensive learning solutions.
Robbie has 12+ years experience designing learning experiences and coaching learning professionals. He has built a training program from the ground up, and he currently works on eLearning projects for clients worldwide.
Joanna has 10+ years of experience designing learning experiences for global audiences and building wide-scale curricula. She transitioned into the field from education, and she currently works as an ID at Amazon.
Scott has 15+ years of experience designing instruction and developing curriculum. He's our resident Storyline pro who specializes in long-form course creation and currently works as an ID for Minneapolis Public Schools.
Sabrina has 10+ years of experience designing learning experiences and instruction. She moved from secondary education into freelance ID, where she develops eLearning solutions for her clients.
You're not in this alone, and everyone in the bootcamp does their best to help their peers. When you join, you can network with bootcampers who work at top companies, get support from people who have completed their portfolios, and build long-lasting professional relationships that will elevate your career.
University programs cover the theory, but how do you prepare yourself for the real tasks that instructional designers perform on a daily basis?
The bootcamp gives you hands-on experience with the most in-demand tools in the industry.
Rather than bombard you with hour-long lectures, the bootcamp includes bite-sized videos that give you exactly what you need to start building, iterating, and collecting feedback.
Many bootcampers land opportunities before they complete their portfolios due to the skills and process that they learn.
Visual design can be difficult, especially if you're not graphically trained.
However, people make snap judgments based on how things look and feel. If your portfolio or projects don't look professional, then it can have a drastic impact on your search for new opportunities.
That's why we prepare you to design beautiful learning experiences: we'll help you create a mood board, style guide, and visual mockups, and we'll give you in-depth feedback every step of the way.
Creating a strong project for your portfolio is more than half the battle, and it's really important that it shows off the right skills if you want to get noticed.
That's why the bootcamp helps you create a story-driven, scenario-based eLearning project that highlights the full range of your in-demand instructional design skills and solves a real-world problem.
This project shows employers and clients that you know your stuff, and it gives you a strong framework that you can use to ace interviews and land work.
If you want to stand out in the market and land great opportunities, then a certificate isn't going to do much for you.
Employers and potential clients care about your skillset and the quality of work that you can do. Nothing speaks to this better than a high-end portfolio.
That's why, in the bootcamp, we'll help you create a visually appealing portfolio full of projects that solve real problems. This puts you leagues ahead of people relying on a certificate to get a job.
Once you've done the hard work and created your portfolio, we'll help you present your past experience in instructional design terms and optimize your LinkedIn and resume accordingly.
This will help you secure a steady flow of interviews, and we'll also help you prepare for interview day and land competitive offers.
When it's time to land paid work, you can leverage our industry connections to get referrals to some of the world's top companies.
The growing bootcamp alumni network also comes to the bootcamp first when they're looking for their next hire. Put in the work, apply our feedback, and say hello to new opportunities.
The bootcamp is the best fit for current or former educators who would like to land remote, corporate instructional design roles in the US and make ~$85k per year.
However, we also support anyone who would like to upskill or land competitive opportunities in the instructional design and eLearning space. The bootcamp is a particularly good fit for:
You will need to put in work to see your desired results. The bootcamp experience relies on iteration and participation. This is not a passive experience or a magic ticket to getting a job.
However, if you do the work, engage with the community, and apply feedback, then you will fast-track your success and land great opportunities.
Everyone who has completed the ID Bootcamp and applied our feedback has been able to land opportunities successfully in the field.
That's why we'll offer you a full, 100% refund if you're not able to land paid instructional design work after completing the bootcamp and applying our feedback. We want to make this as risk-free as possible, and we guarantee that you'll see a return on your investment.
Once you join the bootcamp, your access does not expire. You will get access to all future content updates, lifetime access to the community + networking events, and personalized feedback on your bootcamp deliverables.
The general timeline to complete the bootcamp and begin applying to roles is five months. However, your timeline depends on your current skill level, your availability, and your ability to apply feedback.
Some people complete the bootcamp in half of the time, and some people take twice as long. Your pace is up to you.
Most people commit between 5 and 10 hours per week to the bootcamp. However, your pace is up to you.
Some people spend 1-2 hours per week on their projects, and other people treat the bootcamp as a full-time job. We have systems in place to support and help you achieve your goals no matter how much time you can commit.
The bootcamp will help you build in-demand instructional design skills, create an impressive portfolio, and navigate the job market so that you can confidently secure some of the best opportunities on the market.
Most of our students accept remote instructional design jobs in the corporate space, and the average compensation is 85k USD. Some of our students land six-figure offers without ever having held a formal instructional design job.
You will receive multiple rounds of professional reviews on each of your bootcamp deliverables so that you can land an instructional design role that you're happy with. In all, you can expect to receive over 30 rounds of in-depth feedback while completing the bootcamp.
You'll receive this feedback and support by asking questions in our private bootcamp community spaces, attending live workshops, and meeting 1-on-1 with your bootcamp pro.
The bootcamp includes a combination of self-paced video content, personalized feedback via a private community space, and weekly workshops with Devlin Peck and the bootcamp pros.
Here's how you can expect to engage with the bootcamp:
The bootcamp deliverables include your project idea, action map, storyboard, visual mockups, interactive prototype, final project, process write-up, portfolio website, resume, and more.
The bootcamp includes full access to all of the courses that we offer. The practical content will help you build in-demand skills and create your bootcamp deliverables. Overall, the content will help you:
In addition to the self-paced content, we'll also provide personalized feedback and support to help you with all of this (and more).
To complete the bootcamp, you will need access to a computer that can run Articulate Storyline. Most computers made within the past 5 years can accomplish this task. Also note that if you have a Mac computer, you will need a program called Parallels to run Storyline easily on your Mac. This is not uncommon and there are many tutorials on how to set this up.
You do not need to purchase any software to complete the bootcamp, but doing so may make your life easier or give you access to more powerful tools.
You will need access to Articulate Storyline 360, and most people complete the program using the free trial. You can request extensions on the trial as needed.
Many people also choose to use Figma, Adobe Illustrator, and / or Adobe Photoshop to complete their flagship projects, but these programs are not required and there are many free and low-cost alternatives.
Finally, you will need to build and host your portfolio website. There are free options, such as Google Sites, but many people go the paid route with SquareSpace.
Other optional software expenses (and free software that you'll use) include Vyond or Animaker for animated videos, MindMeister for action maps, Circle for community engagement, Zoom for live workshops, and Google Docs for storyboarding. You also may choose to purchase visual assets for your project(s), although this is not required.
You must be fluent in English to get the most out of the bootcamp and see the best results. Most instructional design roles in the USA require native-level English proficiency, so keep this in mind when applying to the bootcamp.
We have had students across North America, Western Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East, and some students have completed the bootcamp to then land full-time roles in their primary langauges. This is an option as long as you are fluent in English so that you can apply feedback during the bootcamp.
You do not need any background knowledge to join the ID Bootcamp. Our program is designed to take you from "brand new to the field" to confident, professional instructional designer with in-demand skills and a strong portfolio to back you up.
That being said, it wouldn't hurt to immerse yourself in the field via my free YouTube videos, suggested reading, and the broader instructional design community. You can do all of this alongside your bootcamp experience if you choose to (although this is not required).
Since bootcamp seats are limited and we want to make sure that the program is the best fit for everyone who joins, we have an application process in place.
In the application, we'll ask you a few questions about where you're coming from, what you're trying to accomplish, and how you expect the bootcamp to help you get there.
If it seems like you’d be a good fit for the bootcamp based on your responses, then you'll be invited to schedule an admissions interview with one of our admissions specialists.
They’ll walk you through the program and answer any detailed questions you may have. If it still seems like you’d be a great fit for the program after this interview, then we’ll send you an enrollment link so you can get started.
Please note that our acceptance rate is ~40%, so we ask that you complete the application with attention to detail and thorough responses (as that is one way we determine whether or not you'd be a good fit for the program).
While we can't guarantee that you will succeed in the bootcamp (since the outcome will depend upon your own effort and commitment), we can tell you that our students consistently land some of the most sought after opportunities in the market.
We can guarantee that if you apply our process and feedback, then you will be able to land a full-time or freelance instructional design opportunity. If you do not accomplish this within six months of completing the program, then we will refund you every penny that you've paid us.
All of our graduates who have completed the program and applied our feedback have been able to land interviews consistently and secure high-paying full-time job offers or freelance opportunities. You can see all of the bootcamp graduates and their portfolio websites on the bootcamp showcase.
The bootcamp is different because of we give you real-world practice opportunities and in-depth, critical feedback on your work, we place a huge emphasis on creating a very high-quality portfolio, and we provide a 100% money-back guarantee if you don't land a role.
Rather than having you sit through hours of passive lectures or webinars, the bootcamp includes bite-sized videos that help you create real-world instructional design and eLearning projects. We get you building real deliverables as soon as possible.
Once you have a draft of a deliverable ready, you get in-depth, critical feedback from experienced, successful instructional designers.
We don't stop at "good job" or "nice work." We give feedback down to every last detail, and we ensure that your work is high-quality, professional, and showcase-ready. You can expect to receive 30+ rounds of feedback like this across 10+ bootcamp deliverables.
No other courses or programs that we know of even come close to this level of individualized support and feedback.
The benefit of this is that the actionable feedback from experienced instructional designers will help you build your skills quicker than if you were sitting through a lecture, working through a self-paced course, or relying on feedback from your network.
The bootcamp is also unique because it focuses so heavily on building an effective portfolio to show off your skills, and then driving traffic to your portfolio to secure job offers and freelance opportunities.
Our graduates' portfolios have been some of the most-referenced portfolios in the industry, and they consistently impress hiring managers to help our graduates land competitive remote roles.
In summary: we help you get hands-on experience with real-world instructional design projects, we give you personalized feedback to quickly improve the quality of your work, and then we help you present your skills via a stand-out portfolio so that you can secure better opportunities.
That's why we're the only program that can offer you a 100% money-back guarantee if you don't land a role. Our process works.
The bootcamp is a big investment, priced at $7,400 USD for lifetime access to the program. This price reflects the level of personalized feedback and support that you will receive once you join the program.
We also think of it like this: if your goal is to land high-paying corporate instructional design opportunities, then we try to help you get there in less time, for a lower price, and with a higher likelihood of success than a traditional master's program (which costs upwards of $30,000).
Please note that the price of the program may rise over time as demand for the program increases. If you would like to lock in this price, we recommend that you apply and enroll as soon as you are sure that the program is the right fit for you.
Yes, we do! While you save $1000 when you join with the single, upfront payment option, we offer no-interest payment plans ranging from 3 to 24 months.
Keep in mind, however, that you are committing to making every payment. If you complete the bootcamp before making all of your payments, you're still agreeing to complete the payment plan.
Since we begin investing in your success from the minute you join the bootcamp, the refund window is limited to seven days. This will give you enough time to explore the content and get a feel for the personalized support that we provide, and if you decide that it's not right for you, then we can offer you a full refund.
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