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.
Connect with the group via the weekly workshops, study hall sessions, bootcamp team meetings, and private Slack workspace.
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.
In the bootcamp, you'll help your peers, show off your work, and solve real-world problems with instructional design. I'll have a front-row seat to it all, and I'd be happy to serve as a professional reference. Your effort will not go unnoticed.
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 opportunities. It's a particularly good fit for:
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 10 AM, 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.
You can send any additional questions my way by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know if you would like to set up a 30-minute call to discuss your needs and determine if the bootcamp would be a good fit.
You can schedule two 1-on-1 coaching sessions. However, I provide a great deal of 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 :).
Enrollment is currently closed and will open again in Summer 2021. Enter your email address below to get notified as soon as enrollment re-opens.