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, $94k per year. Personalized feedback and step-by-step guidance included.
If you're trying to break into the instructional design field, it’s easy to feel discouraged. And we get it: it's tough to stand out from the crowd! There's a lot to know and do to stay competitive, and keeping up with it all can feel overwhelming.
However, you don't want to settle for low-paying opportunities that aren’t providing what you deserve—or, worse, spend years stuck in your current role while the industry continues to grow.
Years on a resume and fancy credentials can only go so far, and they don’t guarantee that you’ll land the role you’re looking for. If you want to stand out, then highlighting your skills and problem-solving abilities is a must. That’s where your portfolio comes in.
Showing off in-demand ID skills on your portfolio is a surefire path to success, and it’s why all of our bootcamp graduates are able to land opportunities once they’ve completed the program.
With our feedback and on-demand content, we’ll help you create a portfolio that allows you to apply with confidence and rise above the competition.
"Before joining Devlin’s bootcamp, I was struggling to find a healthy work-life balance as a teacher. I loved teaching students, but I didn’t love losing my nights and weekends at the expense of my physical and mental health. I discovered instructional design, but I didn’t know how to actually go about transitioning. That is where Devlin’s bootcamp, resources, and community came in.
After finding Devlin's content and joining the bootcamp, I knew there was no turning back. I joined a community of helpful industry professionals and fellow transitioning teachers that provided me with daily support and feedback.
The bootcamp also made it easy for me to quickly gain the skills necessary to break into the field. I started to feel confident with the leading industry tools and theories, all while building a network and being exposed to fresh ideas during weekly team meet-ups.
As a result of the bootcamp, I was able to land an amazing opportunity as an instructional designer within just a few months. My flagship project started conversations, landed me interviews, and eventually helped me secure job offers. I was able to combine my theoretical knowledge with a practical deliverable that showcased my technical skills and passion for learning.
I feel capable and valued, which may never have happened without this community and content. I am excited to continue learning, growing, and connecting - hopefully alongside other transitioning teachers who are ready to take the leap."
With feedback comes confidence. And that’s the Devlin Peck difference: highly personalized feedback and support to help you achieve your goals faster and move past roadblocks in no time.
Work 1-on-1 with experienced instructional designers, attend weekly workshops with Devlin and his team, and more to get 30+ rounds of in-depth, critical feedback across 10+ bootcamp deliverables.
From knowing where to get started to confidently navigating the corporate environment, the feedback provided in the bootcamp takes the guesswork out of growing your skills as an instructional designer and landing the role you’re looking for.
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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.
"In 2022, I decided to move on from teaching. I knew I wanted to move into instructional design, but I was getting frustrated applying to jobs without success.
Almost every job description mentioned Articulate, and I had no experience with the software. I saw many of Devlin's videos on YouTube and decided to bite the bullet and learn it all. I knew that if I got a job, then the bootcamp would more than pay for itself.
I'm a little amazed at how much I learned and what I can do now. The bootcamp not only taught me how to create a course in Storyline, it helped me create a website portfolio, tailor my resume, prepare for interviews, and make new friendships that continue to help me grow.
After three months of working at it full time, I finished the bootcamp and found a new job in Learning and Development."
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.
"Once I joined the bootcamp, I knew I had made the right decision. The structured modules, the community space, the opportunities for feedback, and the overall support from Devlin enabled me to succeed. Had I gone through this process on my own, I’m not sure if I would have been where I am at today.
My biggest accomplishment, aside from developing a flagship project for my portfolio, was landing my dream role with Amazon Web Services as a Curriculum Developer. The bootcamp allowed me to network with the right people and get the resources I needed to be successful in the interview process.
It’s pretty easy for me to say that I fulfilled my dream, and that is in big thanks to the bootcamp and the support that I received."
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.
"I joined Devlin’s bootcamp because I wanted to seriously up my game and land my dream role in the eLearning industry. I felt this was the right move because I not only wanted to build a solid portfolio—I also wanted 1-on-1 support and good critical feedback on my work.
Devlin was instrumental in helping me develop a killer portfolio and giving the kind of feedback I was looking for to truly improve. In the end, I was able to garner an amazing E-Learning Developer position at Sephora, an international beauty brand that not only aligns strongly with my own values, but that I’m also a huge personal fan of. I couldn’t be happier with the way this all turned out, and I’m sure that I wouldn’t be where I am without Devlin’s guidance and coaching."
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.
"I joined Devlin’s bootcamp at the end of 2020 when I was working at a college-prep company. I didn’t have instructional design experience and I didn’t know what I should do to even pass the resume screening. However, joining Devlin's bootcamp and applying what I learned at my company helped me incredibly.
When I saw Devlin was opening a new bootcamp cohort, I didn’t hesitate to join. I learned how to hone my projects and put together a portfolio; I learned how to build a portfolio website and prepare for interviews; I got the best feedback from my peers and Devlin through live sessions, and I am so grateful for all of this!
After 2 months of working with Devlin, I improved the training materials for my previous employer and, eventually, they decided to publish the materials as their official documents. I built my portfolio website and crafted my resume with the guidance from the bootcamp content and my peers. In the end, I got 3 interview invitations from the first 10 applications I sent out.
Now I am working as a Content Designer at Reforge, a leading online professional education company based in San Francisco. My work is more eLearning development-oriented than instructional design. It is exactly what I wanted and I couldn't have done this without Devlin, his bootcamp, and my peers.
The best thing about this bootcamp is how closely it aligns with the industry requirements — what you learn and do will be most relevant to what employers are looking for. So if you’re looking to fast-track your ID journey and set yourself up for success, there are no better places to do so than in Devlin’s bootcamp."
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 ~$94k 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:
"When I enrolled in Devlin’s ID Bootcamp, I had some knowledge of curriculum development through my teaching background, but a limited understanding of how to apply learning theory to adult learning in the workplace.
Through the ID bootcamp, I was able to interact with other instructional designers at many different levels, ask questions, receive valuable feedback, and observe a wide variety of creative learning projects. Although it was intimidating at first, I quickly became comfortable with the community of amazing professionals within the ID bootcamp and gained so much valuable knowledge from our interactions.
Devlin also provided an abundance of user-friendly content and instruction regarding the technological tools available and the design process, and he also provided personalized feedback on each step of my project development and visual design.
I have now fully transitioned from classroom teaching to a Learning and Development role, and I am thrilled to be able to use my knowledge and skills in this context. I am so grateful for the skills and confidence that I acquired in this program, and I look forward to continuing to interact with this community of instructional designers who have been so generous in sharing their expertise."
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.
"When I joined Devlin’s Bootcamp, I was in my 8th year of teaching and looking to transition out of the classroom and into corporate instructional design. I selected Devlin’s Bootcamp after seeing his contributions to the L&D community and his genuine desire to help others improve.
After joining, I felt encouraged and supported by Devlin and the bootcamp community as a whole. Their constructive, actionable feedback helped me create a flagship project, portfolio website, and supporting projects, and my skillset improved rapidly along the way.
My flagship project and portfolio website helped me land a remote instructional design job that doubled my salary. I’m excited for this new opportunity to create learning experiences for others that uses my new skills and my expertise as an educator. I’m proud of my hard work and thankful for Devlin’s support."
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 94k 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 many 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 ($7,400 USD), 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.
If you have additional questions about the bootcamp before applying, then you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read all of the FAQ before sending us an email in case your question is answered here.
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"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."
If you’d like our help landing a remote, high-paying instructional design role, then take the next step by joining the waitlist. When seats become available, we'll offer them to those on the waitlist first.
"After completing a master’s degree, I had plenty of technical papers highlighting my instructional design knowledge. However, I quickly realized that this isn’t what hiring managers were looking for. I needed a portfolio to show off the full range of my instructional design skills, and the idea of creating a wow-worthy portfolio overwhelmed me until I found Devlin’s ID Bootcamp.
When I joined the bootcamp, I quickly connected with an amazing support system. Devlin’s feedback elevated my work to a higher level and I had the opportunity to learn from other industry professionals participating in the program. Giving feedback to my peers on the weekly workshops and small-group meetings also helped me sharpen my skills and focus on the design process from different perspectives.
In addition to guiding me through the portfolio process, Devlin mentored me as I launched my website and started my freelance business. His guidance gave me direction and confidence to pursue this career fully, and in the first month of freelancing I was fully booked and turning away work. My first freelance job paid more than I had made in a year's time as an educator, making the time I spent creating a quality portfolio in the bootcamp well worth the investment.
If you’re open to putting in the work and fully engaging with the bootcamp, then you’ll have the support and guidance that you need to bring your instructional design career to the next level."