Links Every Badass Instructional Designer Should Have


For those of you who purchased How to Be a Badass Instructional Designer, this is the list of links I promised. It’s meant to be a companion to the print book, allowing for a more robust reading experience. But it can also be used as a supplemental resource for practically anything you want to know about instructional design.

If you didn’t purchase my book and you just happened to stumble upon this list, welcome. This list is just one piece of the pie. The book is a powerful tool you can use on your learning journey. It’s never too late to continue investing in yourself by picking up a copy.  

DISCLAIMER: Life happens. Links get broken. I’ll check back sporadically to ensure the links are still accurate. If you come across one that isn’t, give me grace, and send an email to

Got Skillz? Skills for Designers

5 ways to Use White Space to Your Advantage 

4 Ways to Use Font to Convey Your Message

Literary Hub – Gutenberg didn’t create the printing press

7 Ways the Printing Press Changed the World

The Invention and History of the Printing Press

Fonts and Typography Resources

Font inspiration

6 Alternatives to Bullet Points

Lorem Ipsum Generator –

Custom Text Generator –

How to Write Bullet Points People Actually Want to Read

Progressive Reveal – How to use bullet points on presentation slides

4 Methods to Engage Learners Through Color

Color links

5 Standards for Using Images

15 Tips for Cropping Photos –

Diverse Stock Photography

Links to best practices and sites for photography/images/vectors/

24 Sites for Free Images –

Beginner’s Guide to Using Royalty-free Images –

Website Accessibility Design

Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Web Aim contrast checker (

6 Tips for Formatting Tables People Actually Read

Tools for Designers

Design Process

Statement of Work Templates

It’s All About You, Boo | Taking Care of Your Health

Who Dis? | Building Your Brand


LinkedIn Groups

All About the Benjamins | Negotiating Work and Salary 

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