Success Stories

We are so proud to be a small part of the following success stories from both our clients and community.

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Our Clients

At IDLance we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with creating impactful learning experiences. Our community of dedicated freelance instructional designers are experts in their craft and work closely with clients like you to bring visions to life and make learning engaging, effective, and fun! We like to think of ourselves as your partners in success. Cheesy? Maybe, but we do love cheese here. Especially a nice Havarti.

We're here to prove that instructional design doesn't have to be boring! That's why we infuse every collaboration with a touch of humor, creativity, and shared excitement.

Thank you to our clients, both past and present, for being a part of our story! If you're considering partnering with IDLance, we can't wait to collaborate with you and proudly add your testimonial to this page!

“IDLance—where do I start?! Within a span of a couple of months, these brainiacs managed to learn an entirely new lingo (infant hearing tests and more), read between the lines of what we needed, and turn out three beautiful and easy-to-digest training modules. They worked tirelessly to make this final product exactly what we wanted (without even knowing what we wanted). After showing our training modules to others, we’ve had multiple organizations ask for their contact information so they can use their services as well. To say I’d highly recommend IDLance is an understatement. They are knowledgeable, fast-working, and so creative!”

Melanie Carter Morris, Au.D.

Access to Language

The folks at IDLance were very helpful and contributed to the success of our very large project (22 technical modules!) that needed to be created on a fast-paced time schedule to meet our client’s needs. We reached out to Parker and he responded quickly with a technical writer that fit the bill. Chris was very dedicated to the project, and his technical expertise was impressive, as well as his ability to create some technical graphics to support the content. He had good ideas for interactivity, and kept the audio script short and concise, just how we like it! I feel confident that we can count on IDLance in the future when we need additional instructional designers to help us create engaging eLearning.

Heidi Strangberg

Dynamic Training Resources, LLC

This was our first time working beside a design team. IDLance listened to our needs, dug deep to fully understand what we wanted to accomplish, and then created products that FAR SURPASSED our expectations. The team was available, knowledgeable, courteous, down to earth, and showed a passion that matched our own. We will be using their talents again.

Erica Jones

Program Director at the Katherine Hamm Center, Atlanta Speech School

"I had an incredible experience working with the IDLance team. They helped us deliver a best-in-class Kitchen Manager Development training program to Outback Steakhouse. Additionally, I developed life-long connections and friendships with the IDLancers I partnered with. They help me to continue to develop personally and professionally. I would recommend them to any business or organization looking for an exceptional freelance team!"

Katie Shrum

Manager of Field Training and Development, Bloomin’ Brands International

Our partnership with the IDLance team has been AWESOME. Their creativity, attention to detail, and impeccable execution across various use cases have directly impacted Arist course development, both for our customers and our internal course library. Everyone’s balanced blend of humor and professionalism invigorated the many projects we collaborated on, making each process from start to finish such a joy. The IDLance team excelled at bringing our projects to life, delivering results time and time again! Thank you, IDLance team!"

Yuna Hur, M.S.Ed

Project Manager, LX, Arist

Our Freelance Community

We are so proud to have a thriving community of instructional designers on our team! IDLancers are the backbone of our agency, and we value them immensely. They are talented, funny, warm, hard-working, and committed to delivering exceptional work. Plus, they put up with our lame jokes.

We believe in investing in the careers of our IDLancers, which is why we offer a range of resources to help them grow and develop their freelance careers. This includes The IDLancer Certification Program, free resources and newsletters, a podcast, webinars, and hands-on mentoring.

Our commitment to our IDLancers extends beyond their professional development. We foster a supportive and collaborative environment, where instructional designers can connect, share ideas, blow off steam, and support one another. We believe that by building a strong community, we can better serve both our freelancers and clients!

In 2023, our community of dedicated freelance instructional designers grew to more than 800 members strong!

"I love working with IDLance. They give you the space to be creative and are always there to support and collaborate to create engaging learning experiences. The slack channel is a great community to engage with others living their best freelance life!"

Craig McMichael

Member of IDLance Slack Community

"IDLance is a welcoming community of ID professionals who are great at the craft and willing to share! Great for gig opportunities and exchange of ideas!"

Jane Brandt

Member of IDLance Slack Community

"The IDLance community is amazing! I appreciate the great opportunities I’ve had for dynamic and challenging freelance work through the organization. Parker and Andrea are fantastic and fun thought leaders who are so generous in sharing their ID industry and freelance expertise and knowledge with the world."

Dr. Laura McNeill

Member of IDLance Slack Community

"I love the IDLance Slack community! This is the only group of other ID folks I have found who are all specifically interested in freelancing and it's so wonderful to jump on Slack and have conversations with other like-minded people. The atmosphere is so supportive and relaxed. Of course, we ask and answer questions, but there's a pretty good amount of randomness too! Anywhere from pics of our amazing work-from-home outfits to random articles or videos we find. As someone new to the field, I was doubting if freelancing would even be a viable option but, the IDLance crew has not only given me valuable advice and tips but they have given me my first gig!"

Kortney Ross

Member of IDLance Slack Community

"Mom starting IDLance alongside Parker has been a really great experience for me. My quality of life has skyrocketed since she's been working from home. More cuddles, more pup cups, more treats, more scratchies. The other day I had to explain Cognitive Load Theory to her, but other than that, I'm really thriving."


Dog of IDLance Co-Head Honcho, Andrea Dottling

Hear More from Our IDLancers

Check out what IDLance Slack Community members Alex, Kortney, and Craig have to say about their experience as IDLancers!

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