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's your fast-track to success in the instructional design market.
Most real-world instructional design projects are confidential, and if you're just getting started, then it's hard to create impressive projects from scratch.
The flagship project course helps 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.
The portfolio course helps you get up-and-running quickly with a website that shows off your skills and tells us who you are as a person.
You'll choose your domain name, select your website builder, create your projects, decide what to include on your site, and build a portfolio that attracts attention and establishes your credibility in the field.
When you feature a strong flagship project on a stand-out portfolio website, it's a surefire way to land more interviews and close more deals. Our students use this combo to secure some of the most competitive roles and freelance opportunities in the market, and this bundle will help you do the same.
When you enroll in the bundle, you get access to course-specific discussion spaces where you can request feedback, form teams, and network with a community of driven instructional designers.
You can get community feedback and support on live calls, too. You'll have the opportunity to join or lead a team that meets every week to share feedback, hold one another accountable, and build strong professional relationships.
Need even more accountability? You can pair up with a partner to keep in touch about your progress, give one another feedback, and help each other succeed.
Coming up with good project ideas is often one of the hardest parts about building a strong portfolio. That's why we have 15 videos and a detailed template to help you identify the perfect idea.
Once you have an idea you're confident in and excited about, the flagship project course will help you bring it through a step-by-step instructional design process to create a beautiful, high-impact final product.
Visual design can be difficult, especially if you don't know what to look for.
However, people make snap judgments based on how things look and feel. If your portfolio or projects don't look great, then it's going to work against you.
That's why the flagship project course teaches you a mature visual design process: it helps you create a mood board, style guide, and visual mockups, all while applying key visual design principles and best practices.
The portfolio course simplifies the portfolio-building process. Instead of sorting your way through domains, hosting, and editing, the course helps you get clear on what you need to do and take the necessary steps to bring your stand-out site live.
These are some of the tasks that the bundle will help you accomplish:
The Stand-Out Portfolio Bundle is for people who would like to build their instructional design skills and land competitive opportunities. If any of the following statements resonate with you, then the bundle will likely be a great fit for you:
You will need to put in work to have the best experience. This 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.
If you decide that the courses aren't right for you (for any reason), then let us know within 30 days of purchase and we'll give you a full refund.
I started my freelance business as a master’s student, and by focusing on my portfolio and skills, 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 corporate jobs and freelance clients.
After refining my approach to the ID market and landing high-value client projects, I started creating content to help instructional designers upskill and land opportunities at scale. Now, I lead a team of instructional designers. Our sole purpose is to provide you with the content, coaching, and support that you need to succeed in your ID career.
The Stand-Out Portfolio Bundle includes two courses to help you build your skills and find success in the instructional design market:
1. Creating Your Flagship Project
2. Building Your Stand-Out Portfolio Website
This is the same content that has helped the instructional designers that you see on the showcase, and we're making it more accessible than ever with this bundle.
You also get access to an exclusive community space where you can work with other people in the program (either on live calls or asynchronously).
The bundle includes community support, which means that you can work with your peers to provide one another feedback and help each other succeed.
To make sure that this is valuable to you, we have systems, templates, and rubrics in place to help you form teams and provide good peer feedback.
If you'd like 1-on-1 coaching, feedback, and support from Devlin's team, then you can inquire about the ID Bootcamp (which is an application-only, high-ticket subscription offer where we work with you directly to help you succeed).
This bundle does not teach you any specific software. In places where software is required, we've linked to relevant tutorials and resources to help bring you up to speed. You will also not need to use any software at an advanced level to complete these courses.
If you'd like a course to learn the industry-standard authoring tool (Articulate Storyline 360), then you can add the Storyline Project Lab to your bundle at checkout. This program helps you learn Articulate Storyline to a professional level and build additional portfolio pieces in the process.
For your flagship project, the only required piece of software is Articulate Storyline 360. Most people who complete this process do so using Articulate's generous free trial, but you are also free to purchase the program (and there are educator discounts available).
For your portfolio website, you'll need a domain and website builder. This ranges in price from ~$10 to $200 per year.
You'll have the option to use additional tools, such as Vyond or the Adobe Creative Cloud, but these tools are not required and there are always cheaper or free alternatives.
The bundle does not include access to any software licenses or subscriptions.
Yes! Enrollment is currently open and you get full access to both courses after joining.
Since everyone's availability and background knowledge varies, there is no set duration for completing the courses. That being said, it takes most people 3 months to complete their flagship projects and portfolio websites.
Since you have access to all of the content as soon as you join, the pace at which you move through it is completely up to you.
Your access to the bundle does not expire. You will receive all future updates, and you'll always have access to the content and community.
You do not need any background knowledge to enroll in this bundle. That being said, learning Storyline and some basic instructional design principles (either on YouTube or in our other courses) couldn't hurt.
However, whenever we get to a point where you need to perform a specific task or create a deliverable, we always link to relevant resources in case you need to fill in knowledge or skill gaps. The community and our support team will also help you move past any road blocks that you may face.
Yes! If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, then let us know within 30 days of your purchase and we'll offer you a full refund.
Yes! You can enroll by making 3 monthly payments instead of paying the full amount up-front. Enroll with the payment plan by selecting this link.
You can enroll in the Stand-Out Portfolio Bundle and get full access to both courses by selecting the button below.