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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 in-depth, actionable feedback on all of your portfolio deliverables. You'll work with experienced, successful instructional designers who are currently working in the field, and we'll help you improve your skills, create impressive projects, and earn high salaries and rates.
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.
It can be tough struggling with new concepts and not being able to ask questions. Sometimes, things are explained more easily on a call.
That's why the bootcamp includes personalized feedback, coaching, and support from experienced instructional designers. We'll help you achieve your goals faster and move past roadblocks in no time.
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.
Most people who join the bootcamp are current or former educators who are trying to land remote, corporate instructional design roles in the US making around $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.
Robbie will help you with choosing great project ideas, action mapping, storyboarding, Storyline, and more.
Nicole will use her mastery of the full ID process to help you develop projects that impress and inspire.
Need help getting great offers? Work with Joanna to update your resume and ace the interview.
Aleks will help you choose perfect color schemes and design visuals that stand out and demand attention.
Devlin started his freelance business as a master’s student, and by focusing on building his skills and a strong portfolio, he quickly began earning over six figures per year while working from his laptop. Using what he learned, he helped many of his friends and peers land high-paying corporate jobs and freelance clients.
After refining his approach to the ID market, Devlin created the bootcamp to scale his impact. He has helped hundreds of instructional designers upskill and land opportunities, and he built a team of highly-skilled instructional designers to provide you the support, feedback, and guidance that you need to succeed.
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 unlimited 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 around 5 hours per week to the bootcamp. However, due to the nature of the bootcamp, 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 as much feedback and support as you need to complete your bootcamp deliverables and land an instructional design role that you're happy with. In other words, "unlimited" feedback and support.
You'll receive this feedback and support by asking questions in our private bootcamp community spaces. We'll respond as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours) via text, personalized video, or an invitation to a 1-on-1 meeting.
You can also get feedback on your bootcamp deliverables by joining Devlin on his weekly bootcamp-only workshops.
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).
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.
The application includes questions about where you're coming from, what you're trying to accomplish, and how you expect the bootcamp to help you get there.
To evaluate your application, we'll assess whether we can help you achieve your goals and whether you understand exactly how we can help.
We also look at your ability to put together cohesive thoughts and responses, so please put effort into your application if you're serious about joining the program.
Finally, if it looks like you'd be a good fit for the bootcamp, we'll answer any outstanding questions you have and then send you a link to enroll.
During heavy enrollment periods, the invitation link will expire within 24 hours after we accept your application. So please only apply if you're ready to join!
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.
Everyone who has completed the program and applied our feedback has been able to land interviews consistently and secure high-paying offers or freelance opportunities. You can see all of the bootcamp graduates and their portfolio websites on the bootcamp showcase.
The bootcamp is unique due to its emphasis on practice and feedback. Rather than having you sit through hours of passive lectures or webinars, we give you bite-sized, practical videos that help you start building real deliverables as soon as possible.
Once you have a draft of your 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.
Getting feedback like this will help you build your skills much more rapidly 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.
In other words, it doesn't matter what knowledge or skills you have if you can't demonstrate them to an employer or potential client.
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 we help you present your skills via a stand-out portfolio so that you can secure better opportunities.
The bootcamp is a big investment. It's $6,900 USD, and you can save $1,000 if you pay the full amount up-front (bringing the total to $5,900).
We understand that this program requires a large investment of time and money from you, and we will make an equally large investment into your success.
Therefore, this price reflects the level of personalized feedback and support that you will receive once you join the program.
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! We offer no-interest payment plans ranging from 3 to 18 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.
We evaluate and admit new bootcampers on a rolling basis. You are welcome to apply as soon as you're ready to join, and we'll let you know when the next seat is available.