A special thanks to Indezine Magazine for giving me a featured story for today!
Apologies for the delay in posts. Work has been crazy and school has started back up again, so…let’s get back into it!
Remember, no matter how good your visuals are, your presentation quality comes down to your preparation. Your visuals should only serve to supplement your overall message. Preparation is key.
I’ve found Nick Morgan’s blog to be a great resource on how to create a presentation that is truly impactful. In his blog he provides helpful tips on how to overcome nervousness before a speech as well as strategies to come across as more authentic.
The bottom line is this: practice, practice, practice!
For your viewing enjoyment take a look at some slides that I put together for an upcoming presentation I’m doing.
I think Mark Rothko’s multiforms act as a great inspiration for slide background design. They’re captivating, yet simple. I made this slide as a tribute to Rothko.
This was done using transparent textures and blurred edges on the shapes in the foreground.
Ever on the look out for slide deck design inspiration, a friend of mine turned me on to this website, The Art of the Title. Movie or TV show title sequences are great places to look for slide deck design tips.
Think about it, these title sequences are the gateway to the movie or TV show that you’re about to watch. They have to be engaging, and they have to supplement the viewing experience. They also marry text and images well.
The inspiration for The Art of the Title’s latest blog post was the movie Catch Me If You Can, and the title sequence is beautiful. Here’s a slide that I did, attempting to copy one of the title sequence shots:
Here’s the original and three others: