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Who the Heck is IDLance?
We're all about supportin' freelance instructional designers and those who need them - in all kindsa ways!
IDLance is a leading provider of instructional design managed services and Agency+ founded in 2020 by Co-Head Honchos Dr. Parker Grant and Andrea Dottling, M.Ed. We also mentor a community of talented freelance instructional designers, or “IDLancers,” who are dedicated to providing clients with high-quality learning solutions.
At IDLance, we take pride in matching the perfect IDLancers to each project, ensuring that every client receives personalized support led by our project managers and vetted by our QA gurus. Clients know that when they work with IDLance, they’re tapping into something greater than any individual freelancer. They’re getting the support of our entire freelance-lovin’ team. Plus, more free Dad jokes than you could ever want to hear in one lifetime.
We've worked with the Fortune 500 companies, restaurant and hospitality industries, financial literacy non-profits, major internet communication platforms, clinical social outreach programs, higher ed, major ad agencies, and the food industries— each with their own unique timeline, needs, and budget.
IDLancers know we have their backs! Whether we're running the project ourselves or lending out amazing freelance IDs from our community to clients, we're all about the perfect match. We aim to know our members so well that finding the right one for each gig is a no-brainer. We're also low-key assembling an army to fend off the impending zombie apocalypse.
Clients know that when they work with an IDLancer, they're tapping into something great with an organization that cares so much it keeps the success of IDs and clients at the forefront, cutting away all the unnecessary bullsh*t that gets in the way! If you need high-quality Instructional Design, but don't have the internal resources to make it happen-- we can help! If we get along, we can even secure you a spot in our zombie-free oasis of the future! That's the IDLance Difference.
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Sick of wading through LinkedIn experts and industry blogs for how to start your freelance Instructional Design career?
The agony is over! We've been there, done that, got the t-shirt, washed out all the stains, and want to share our findings with you! We offer a community, ongoing mentorship, certification, you name it!
So you need quality Instructional Design at an affordable price but don't have the time to vet through a million resumes? Let us deal with the bullsh*t so you can focus on what matters.
We'll steer the ship to port or provide you with the seasoned sailors you need! We love maritime metaphors over here!
Meet Parker and Andrea.
Meet Parker and Andrea.
This is Parker
Parker A. Grant, Ph.D. is a co-founder of IDLance, an instructional designer, eLearning developer, cartoonist, and learning consultant in the L&D community. He worked for a Fortune 50 company for over 21 years as an engineer, trainer, instructional designer, and training manager before starting his own consulting biz in 2008. He earned his M.S. in Educational Technology and a Ph.D. in Adult Learning with a specialization in mental models and concept mapping. Stuff he digs: drawing, running on the trails, traveling, golfing, spending time with family and friends.
Parker A. Grant, Ph.D. is a co-founder of IDLance, an instructional designer, eLearning developer, cartoonist, and learning consultant in the L&D community. He worked for a Fortune 50 company for over 21 years as an engineer, trainer, instructional designer, and training manager before starting his own consulting biz in 2008. He earned his M.S. in Educational Technology and a Ph.D. in Adult Learning with a specialization in mental models and concept mapping. Stuff he digs: drawing, running the trails, traveling, golfing, spending time with family and friends.
Andrea Dottling, M.Ed. is a co-founder of IDLance, writer, instructional designer, technologist, consultant, drummer, artist, and reformed stand-up comedian. Obsessed with/working in instructional design since 2015. Parker gave Andrea her first freelance instructional design gig (ever!). BA from NYU in History, Education & Dramatic Lit (lolz), MA in Media Studies from The New School, and M.Ed. in Learning & Tech from Western Governors University. Stuff she digs: Lifetime movies, drawing, momming, Indian take-out leftovers, and sparkling wine.
We believe that empathy, kindness, and a little bit of goofiness can go a long way in creating a positive and supportive work environment. We bring this philosophy to all aspects of IDLance, from our interactions with clients to our relationships with our IDLancers. Our commitment to TLC means that we prioritize empathy, open communication, and a supportive culture in everything we do.
If that resonates with you, we'd be thrilled and honored to welcome you into the IDLance community for an experience with a lot more heart and a little less bullsh*t.