Testimonials

David Somers

Senior Director of Field Enablement at GitLab

My team engaged Devlin with a tough assignment—to build three e-learning modules in a short timeframe in a way that embraced our Handbook-first approach to learning and development.

Throughout the engagement, Devlin was always responsive, easy to work with, open to feedback, kept the project on track, and delivered a quality end product.

Given the budget and time constraints, I know we only barely scratched the surface of Devlin's capabilities as an instructional designer.

If you are looking for a quality instructional designer, be sure to check out Devlin's portfolio!

John Villegas

Instructional Designer at City Furniture

I was a corporate trainer seeking better opportunities and work-life balance when I ran into Devlin and his articles/resources.

His content not only helped me by strengthening my base but also guided me into looking at projects and processes from a different perspective.

It is not an exaggeration when I say that Devlin has helped me jumpstart my career into something that gives me better work-life balance and literally double the salary, too!

Devlin comes with my highest recommendation.

Nicole Avarello

Senior HR Consultant at Atrium Health

Learning from Devlin has been an incredible journey. Devlin is smart, incredibly talented and patient.

I participated in Devlin's 10 week xAPI & Storyline Intermediate & Advanced Workshop sessions. Devlin really broke the concepts down and communicated in a clear and concise way, showing examples and answering questions along the way.

I applied what I learned to create an xAPI-enabled eLearning template for my organization to empower my small design team to quickly and effectively implement xAPI to improve end-user learning experiences for our ~60,000 learners.

The eLearning community Devlin is building is fun to engage in and the resources he shares are very timely and meaningful to my work.

It's been a lot of fun learning from and working with Devlin recently, and I look forward to more opportunities to engage with him.

Pat Wagner

Management Consultant at Pattern Research, Inc.

For months, Devlin and I worked together for an international professional association, partnered as instructional designer and subject matter expert to create interactive online courses. I had never worked with the platform before.

Devlin was patient, good-humored, and results-oriented, making our meetings pleasant and productive. He translated my material into the required format without distorting my content and helped me look at my concepts with fresh eyes by asking hard questions. The result more than met my expectations. Can recommend him without hesitation and hope to work together again.

Alexandra Becker

Managing Editor at VSolvit

Devlin's enthusiasm makes him a pleasure to work with. He is clearly knowledgeable about his field and brings a fresh perspective to the ideas he's given to start from. I absolutely would recommend him to anyone looking to create or revamp any training course.

Cathy Tencza

Performance Consultant at Tencza Designs

Devlin just finished an elearning development project for one of my clients. I give him my highest recommendation, and here's why:

He is always professional, and he is great with both internal and external clients. He is poised, confident, knowledgeable, and humble in his interactions with others.

He is very flexible. This project, like so many others, had periods of interminable waiting followed by periods of intense demand. He responded to both with grace, skill, and when needed, tremendous speed.

He is a problem solver. Devlin takes it upon himself to learn what he needs to learn to meet the project requirements.

He is technically proficient. His Articulate files are clean and error free and he does great quality control.

Devlin is a fun and proficient collaborator.

Niels Myrner

Instructional Designer + eLearning Developer at Sephora

I first came across Devlin while listening to Kristin Anthony's Dear Instructional Designer podcast. As a guest, he provided valuable insights gained from his experience consulting.

While participating in the Torrance xAPI cohort, I read and followed Devlin's tutorials on integrating xAPI with Articulate Storyline. They're clear and concise, and I've referenced them a handful of times since.

Devlin actively contributes to the online community, answering questions, and graciously providing help to newcomers at every opportunity. It's clear he has more than just a professional interest: He's determined to make a positive impact on the field.

Devlin's feedback has dramatically influenced the design and development of my work. He consistently explains the science behind his observations and ideas for improvement. His industry knowledge is unparalleled. He's up to date on best practices, and he's in constant communication with industry leaders. Devlin has a remarkable combination of technical, creative, business, and soft skills. He has an uncanny ability to get to the root of a problem and align the design, development, and implementation to solve that problem without ever losing sight of the bottom line.

Erinn Aspinall

Associate Director at University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

I worked with Devlin to develop an online learning module on Strategic Communication for my professional association. He provided exceptional guidance to me as the subject matter expert, helping me convert complex academic content into an interactive learning experience. Devlin’s active listening skills were exemplary. This allowed him to take a concept and build it out independently. He and I worked as true partners in shaping the content and I couldn’t be happier about the final product. I consider him an instructional design rockstar.

Arron Kotowski

Freelance Instructional Designer

I inquired about a help session for Articulate Storyline as a new Instructional Designer wanting to learn the ropes. After one session, Devlin has taught me so much about using Storyline to effectively convey content. He has also been a massive help in helping me grow my business, from guiding me through marketing myself as a freelance ID, to helping me land client work. I highly recommend his coaching service!