Whether you’re trying to break into the field, land freelance clients, or secure a higher-paying job, a great portfolio will help you get there.
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, 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 your skills and helps you get noticed. In short, it puts the instructional design job market on easy mode.
The bootcamp includes 1-on-1 meetings with me, Devlin Peck, to get personalized portfolio feedback and coaching. Your success becomes my success, and I'll be there to help you every step of the way.
Network with an exclusive community of instructional designers that are driven to succeed. Inspire one another, get feedback, and build long-lasting professional relationships that will elevate your career.
Connect with the group via the weekly workshops, meetings with your bootcamp team, bootcamp conferences, and the private Slack workspace.
It's nearly impossible to create a great portfolio in a vacuum. Feedback and iteration are the lifeblood of a successful portfolio.
The bootcamp is founded on unlimited, actionable feedback that helps you create professional-grade work and demand professional-grade salaries and rates.
You'll receive unlimited feedback on all of your portfolio deliverables, including project ideas, storyboards, visual mockups, prototypes, final products, the website itself,and so much more.
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 even completing their portfolios due to the skills and process that they learn. That's the power of professional guidance and unlimited feedback.
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 are not up-to-par visually, then it can have a drastic impact on your search for new opportunities.
That's why we include unlimited visual design feedback in the bootcamp. If you didn't get it right the first time — no worries. The bootcamp community and I are here to give you actionable feedback and help you create a professional, compelling final product.
Most instructional design projects are hidden behind NDAs, and if you're just getting started, then it's hard to come up with good project ideas.
The bootcamp will help you create a project that shows off the full range of your instructional design skillset and solves a real-world problem.
This project will show employers and clients that you know your stuff, and it will give 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 the certificate-toting competition.
Once you've done the hard work and created your stand-out portfolio, I'll work with you individually to ensure that your LinkedIn looks great, your resume is up-to-par, and you're prepared for the interview. This will help you get noticed and get the job.
When it's time to land paid work, you can leverage my 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.
Learn how to think like a hiring manager or potential client as you work through the self-paced video content.
Get all of these answers and more with pre-recorded videos, interactive chatbots, job aids, and other supporting resources. You'll also get feedback and support every step of the way from me and the rest of the community.
The bootcamp is for anyone who would like to land great full-time corporate or freelance instructional design and eLearning opportunities. It's a particularly good fit for:
You will need to put in work to have the best experience. 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.
I started my freelance business as a master’s student, and by focusing on my portfolio, I quickly began closing over six figures in sales per year. Using what I learned, I helped many of my friends and peers land high-paying jobs and clients.
Now, after refining my portfolio-building approach, I've scaled my help with the ID Portfolio Bootcamp. I know what hiring managers and potential clients are looking for, and I share everything that I know in this bootcamp.
Once you enroll in the bootcamp, you have lifetime access. This includes all ID Portfolio Bootcamp updates. Your access does not expire :)
The bootcamp is backed by the Devlin Peck Promise. If you do not see results after committing to the bootcamp and creating a great portfolio website, then I will give you a full refund.
You do not need any background knowledge to enroll in the bootcamp, but you will need to learn some knowledge and skills on your own to get the most out of this program. Within the bootcamp, I recommend a learning path to become employable. However, keep timeline expectations realistic if you are coming into this program with little background knowledge.
You will get out of this program what you put into it. The more time that you have to engage with the bootcamp and learn, the better your final projects and portfolio will be. That being said, you should plan to commit anywhere between 5 and 20 hours per week to building your portfolio.
The bootcamp is for instructional designers, interpreted broadly. This includes eLearning designers and developers, learning experience designers, learning and development specialists, and anyone else looking to secure opportunities in the instructional design and eLearning space.
The weekly workshops are on Wednesdays at either 3 PM or 8 PM EST. You will also be part of a smaller bootcamp team, and your team can work together to find a time that works for everyone. All main workshop recordings are available same-day.
Since everyone's time commitments and starting points vary, it depends on how much time you can commit to the program. Generally, it will take you between 3 and 6 months to get a portfolio (with projects) live and start landing better opportunities.
The bootcamp is in a class of its own when it comes to the results that you should expect to achieve.
Take some time to read the testimonials on this page to see what sets this bootcamp apart. Our graduates land some of the most highly sought-after remote instructional design jobs on the market, and their portfolios and projects are some of the best that you will find.
This is possible because the bootcamp includes unlimited critical feedback from me, Devlin Peck, as well as endless feedback and support from the rest of the bootcamp community.
We also emphasize hands-on practice and practical skills. Rather than sit through hours of video content, the bootcamp includes bite-sized videos that give you just what you need to start building, iterating, and collecting feedback.
If you want to maximize your chances for success on the instructional design job market, then this is the program for you.
The next launch will likely have 30 seats available for one payment of $4,999 per seat. This price reflects the level of 1-on-1 support and feedback that you will receive, and it also includes lifetime access and updates.
Everyone who enrolls in the bootcamp also gets full access to the Storyline Project Lab, a course that teaches you in the ins and outs of Articulate Storyline while helping you create portfolio projects in the process ($999 value). If you're already in the Storyline Project Lab, then you will receive a $1,000 discount on the bootcamp.
The idea is that the bootcamp will pay for itself in the first payment that you receive after securing a new, better opportunity. People who have been completing the bootcamp earn between $90-100k USD with no formal instructional design experience (the broader range for graduates is $80-120k+).
The bootcamp also gets more expensive over time as demand increases and the program continues to improve.
You can send any additional questions my way by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond within 24 hours.
You can schedule two 1-on-1 coaching sessions. However, I provide unlimited asynchronous feedback and support via direct messages and bootcamp comments. Your success is my success, so if we need to hop on additional 1-on-1 calls, then I will do so at my discretion :).
Bootcamp enrollment is currently closed. The next launch will likely be in early 2022. Sign up below to get notified when enrollment opens.