Sublime Media is headquartered in Seattle's Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, close to the Space Needle.

111 West John Street, Suite 301
Seattle, Washington 98119
(map and directions)

(206) 381-5820

Selected clients

Our clients range from small businesses to Fortune 50 corporations.

  • Agilent Technologies
  • AT&T
  • Biogen Idec
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Cisco
  • Comcast
  • Costco
  • eBay
  • Expedia
  • J.Crew
  • Liberty Mutual
  • MasterCard
  • Microsoft
  • Nike
  • Starbucks
  • T-Mobile
  • Yahoo!

View some of our work in the sections below.

Sublime Media

Founded by Dave Carlile and David Linder in 2000, Sublime Media is a privately held Seattle-based company. We’re a collection of instructional designers, project managers, designers, editors, developers, and quality assurance professionals who are focused on creating the best training anywhere.

Sublime Media creates online courses, instructor-led training, learning portals, and online marketing media. We build solutions based on adult learning theory, solid instructional design, creative technology solutions, and robust reporting and tracking systems in order to provide the best in interactive and effective learning solutions.

We take it

If you want your audience to care about your training, make sure the people who create your training care, too.

Great learning—the kind that teaches and engages its audience, and exceeds business needs—doesn't happen by accident. It takes an experienced team with the right mix of creative talents and a real dedication to quality.



Our training makes a difference.

Training that’s measurable and memorable isn’t about
prefabricated presentations and lifestyle photography.

Great training tells a story. It engages your learner and doesn’t let go. It’s easily accessible across a host of devices, from classroom PCs to iPads. And it doesn’t feel like training. Read more

If it has to do with e-learning, we’ve probably done it: .NET, ADDIE, Articulate, Captivate, HTML5, LMS Integration, SCORM, SharePoint, Software Simulation, SQL, Webinars, and more. Our e-learning experts will leverage that experience to help tell your story.

How much does e-learning cost?

For one hour of training, industry averages range from $10,000 for basic, static content to $40,000 and above for simulations, animations, and complex interactions.

When you hire us, one of the first things we do is discuss your goals so we can give you solutions that fit your budget. E-learning is a cost-effective training option, especially when you consider the benefits of reduced travel times and higher participation rates. When it comes to paying for e-learning, the most important thing to consider is the value it provides. An inexpensive solution that doesn’t work is just a waste of money.

How long does it take to build an e-learning course?

Typical development time for an e-learning course is 6–12 weeks from kickoff to final product. We use iterative and agile development cycles, so you can see your course being built—from concept through delivery. How much time your project will take is determined by the amount of content that’s already been prepared and the kinds of media and interactions you need.

How do I get the course to my audience?

Almost any e-learning course can be distributed via a standard web server. If you want to track consumption of the content (that is, who took it, who completed it, how long they took, assessment scores, and interaction attempts), you’ll need to deliver via a learning management system (LMS). The most commonly used standard that allows a course to communicate with an LMS is the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM). All of the e-learning we develop is SCORM-compliant and we’ve worked with many learning management systems, large and small. Understanding and planning for delivery is one of the first things we discuss with our clients. If you don’t already have an LMS in place, we can create a portal solution that will give you many of the features you’d find in one.


Learning Portals

Instructor-Led Training

Strategic Consulting

Online Marketing Media

Placement Services

What Makes Us Different