THE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN PORTFOLIO BOOTCAMP

Land high-paying opportunities with a stand-out portfolio.

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.

It's tough to stand out without a great portfolio.

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.

Say hello to opportunity.

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.

Laura Strombergsson - eLearning Developer
Laura Strombergsson
eLearning Developer at Sephora

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.

Go further with 1-on-1 support

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.

Join a community of driven IDs

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.

Unlock unlimited feedback

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.

Jessica Salunga - Instructional Designer
Jessica Salunga
Freelance Instructional Designer

Before joining the bootcamp, I was a full-time student in an instructional design certificate program. As I was trying to get my ducks in a row to land my first ID job upon graduation, I quickly realized that I would need some guidance to develop a professional portfolio; I wanted to create one that would make me a competitive candidate.

Devlin’s bootcamp provided just that—and more! Through the skills I developed in this bootcamp and the support I got from my cohort, I was able to confidently land my first freelance gig before even graduating!

Let's get practical

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 made easy

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.

Create your flagship project

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.

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Jenniber Palo
Instructional Designer at Appian Corporation

When the pandemic hit, I decided it was going to be my last year teaching in a public school. I was ready to change my career for something that offers more freedom and flexibility. I learned instructional design through an online Master’s program, but it wasn’t until joining Devlin’s bootcamp that I truly got my feet wet in the field.

Joining the bootcamp gave me the hands-on practice I needed to enhance my technical skills, do paid work, and ace interviews. Learning how to build a scenario-based project using the tools and the structure provided by the bootcamp helped me provide ample sample work that landed me a full-time opportunity, even before finishing my portfolio website.

I'm so happy to have successfully transitioned into this new career. I'm looking forward to making a real difference at my organization, all while earning a higher salary and enjoying better work-life balance. I couldn't have done it without the bootcamp!

The best kind of certificate

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.

Career coaching and support

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.

Say "yes" to success

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.

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Chloe (Yuxiao) Zhong
Content Designer at Reforge

I joined Devlin’s bootcamp at the end of 2020 when I was in a business development-related role at a college-prep company. Although I have a master’s degree in Education, I found it hard to land an instructional design-related role. I didn’t have the 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 bootcamp in November 2020, I didn’t hesitate to join because I’m a longtime follower of his blogs and I knew the content would be great. In fact, the content exceeded my expectations! 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 (my flagship project) 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 SF. 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.

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 Devlin’s content and the bootcamp.

Explore the bootcamp content

Learn how to think like a hiring manager or potential client as you work through the self-paced video content.

Create the Projects

  • Which projects should I create?
  • How do I identify a real problem that I can solve with ID?
  • How do I apply ID theory and learning science to real projects?
  • How do I document my process to impress employers?
  • How do I create projects that look great and are easy to navigate?

Build your Website

  • Which tool should I use to build and host my site?
  • Which elements should I include on my portfolio site?
  • How do I create a site that’s beautiful and easy-to-use?

Market your Portfolio

  • How do I drive the right traffic to my site?
  • How do I collect data to learn more about my site visitors?
  • How do I use my portfolio to land paid work?

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.

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Theresa Brough
Learning and Development Coordinator at Home Furniture

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 course, and I look forward to continuing to interact with this community of instructional designers who have been so generous in sharing their expertise.

Is the bootcamp right for you?

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:

  • Teachers who are trying to get out of the classroom
  • Students and recent graduates from ID certificate and master's programs
  • Higher-ed IDs who would like to transition to the corporate or freelance world
  • Corporate IDs who would like to land higher-paying roles or freelance clients
  • Full-time IDs who want to create a portfolio that shows off their accomplishments and establishes their credibility
  • Academics who are trying to get out of academia
  • People in related design and learning fields who would like to land great instructional design opportunities

ALERT: Effort required!

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.

The Devlin Peck Promise

This bootcamp will help you break into the field, land freelance clients, or secure a higher-paying job. If you do not see results after commiting to the bootcamp and creating your portfolio, then I will give you a full refund.

The ID Portfolio Bootcamp

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Kassie Calvo
Instructional Designer at Notarize

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.

Meet your instructor

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I have access to the bootcamp?

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Once you enroll in the bootcamp, you have lifetime access. This includes all ID Portfolio Bootcamp updates. Your access does not expire :)

Is there a money-back guarantee?

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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.

What background knowledge is required?

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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.

What is the weekly time commitment?

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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.

Is the bootcamp only for instructional designers?

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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.

What if I cannot attend the weekly workshops?

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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.

What is the timeline for creating a portfolio?

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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.

How is the bootcamp different from other programs?

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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.

How much does the bootcamp cost?

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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.

What should I do if I have additional questions?

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You can send any additional questions my way by emailing me at devlin@peck.consulting. I will respond within 24 hours.

How many 1-on-1 sessions are included?

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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 :).

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Joe Stuben
Curriculum Developer at Amazon Web Services

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.

The ID Portfolio Bootcamp

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Bootcamp enrollment is currently closed. The next launch will likely be in early 2022. Sign up below to get notified when enrollment opens.

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Nicole Stephens
Freelance Instructional Designer & eLearning Developer

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 Portfolio 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.