PowerPoint (.ppt) is one of the biggest indicators of intentional design (or lack thereof). “Death by PowerPoint” related tweets, memes, slideshows, and articles are a fun way to waste 15 minutes: there are some really scary .ppts in the world, aren’t there? But the reality is that PowerPoint is only an application – a tool for a presentation. It’s silly to blame the program itself for the way a presenter might organize/present their content.
Instead, think of the PowerPoint application as a presentation tool in the final stages, and a blank canvas in the initial stages. By focusing on solid strategy and design from the start, almost anyone can create (or facilitate) a successful PowerPoint presentation.
- Why Photoshop CC is going to be good for absolutely everyone involved.
- The switch from boxed software to Creative Cloud (CC) was not an easy transition for many Creatives. We were used to saving up the massive cost every few years for an updated version of Creative Suite, or even securing a copy through alternative measures. So when Adobe officially announced that they would no longer sell traditional copies/licenses…well […] Read more – ‘Why Photoshop CC is going to be good for absolutely everyone involved.’.
- POP Icons Make a Splash on Creative Market!
- The beta version of POP Icons (Meaning: “Piece of the Pie”) was downloaded well over 1000 times via Twitter and Dribbble, and the full version is now getting some great attention on Creative Market - a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world. This vector icon set was created after hearing one […] Read more – ‘POP Icons Make a Splash on Creative Market!’.
- If you’ve visited the site before, you may notice that the logo is replaced with something even simpler than the last. Why? The focus of Sky Sister Studio continues to evolve. One theme that played over and over in my mind is that the purpose of the site is to act as a portfolio, showing businesses […] Read more – ‘Signature.’.
- I Don’t Like the Trajan Font But Many People Do.
- Why does it seem as though everyone who is anyone loves the Trajan Pro font? I happen to dislike it intensely. It’s unreadable at small sizes. It has a bizarre small caps system. It’s overused by the movie industry. It’s the Helvetica of the non-designer world – people assume it’s a classic and can be used […] Read more – ‘I Don’t Like the Trajan Font But Many People Do.’.
- Templates & Teamwork.
- For the last few months I worked onsite in NYC as part of a team at a large financial firm that was in its final stages of rebranding. (If you ever needed evidence that re-branding/branding is much more than a logo, this would be the place for you.) While logos and marketing materials are obviously still […] Read more – ‘Templates & Teamwork.’.
- Work in 2013: My End of Year Report.
- This year went by so quickly. Wow. It feels like I wrote last year’s report only….12 months ago. Haha. Anyway, it’s time to have a look at what went right, what went wrong, and what’s going on in 2014. Read more – ‘Work in 2013: My End of Year Report.’.