After spending almost 10 years working in mental health and substance abuse counseling, Shelby was burnt out.
The emotions and stresses of her therapist role lead her to search for something more - and that's when she found instructional design!
After spending 5 months in the bootcamp upskilling in tech, creating an impressive portfolio, and preparing for the interview, Shelby was ready to apply.
Only one month of searching for a role, Shelby was able to choose between two compelling offers from top-tier companies.
From the moment you land on Shelby's website, she invites us straight into her portfolio with a nice image that exudes warmth and a consistent color scheme of greens, blues, and grays that immediately establishes her branding.
And although she keeps things simple with clear navigation and an uncluttered user interface, the skills she shows off are complex, varied, and demonstrate that her instructional design process is comprehensive from start to finish.
Shelby highlights her flagship project process quite clearly in her project write up, and then demonstrates the outcome of her intentional design choices and learner-centered approach in her scenario-based food safety flagship project, "Beginner to Pro."
Besides a great use of storytelling and visual engagement, she does a really good job with using a tool like Vyond. Shelby excels at keeping her animations subtle and simple, only using them when they make sense in the story so that they add to the experience and aren't overwhelming to the user.
The level of detail and attention Shelby gave to her portfolio, all while displaying her skills and personality, helped her land a role within two months as a full-time corporate instructional designer.
Check out what Shelby has to say about the transition into instructional design:
Experience Shelby's portfolio for yourself by selecting the button below.
The ID Bootcamp helps you build your skills, create a strong portfolio, and land high-paying opportunities. If you'd like to learn more and enroll, then you can select the button below.Join the Bootcamp
Chia's streamlined portfolio site and effective projects helped her land her first client.Explore Portfolio
Sean secured multiple job offers and a great remote role with his stand-out portfolio.Explore Portfolio
Rachna designed an interactive portfolio and honed her process to attract global clients.Explore Portfolio