Presentation design is often a small niche in graphic design, but as an industry every day becomes bigger due to the increased value of a powerful presentation deck to support the presenter, it’s becoming even smaller. A professional presentation designer takes your ideas and blends them into a package that’s unique yet memorable – and most importantly – engaging. This can be a tricky proposition to master, and I’ve seen many a presentation fail miserably because the designer just couldn’t get it right. If you’re having problems putting your ideas onto a large screen, or just can’t find the time to put together a presentation deck then I recommend hiring a professional.
Most presentation designers are freelancers who create their own design portfolio and sell their skills online or through personal contacts. It’s important that you do some research into their reputation before handing over any money, as there are many a bad experience in the graphic design industry for those who are not careful about who they hire. Most professional presentation designers will have portfolios that highlight their work. You should also ask them for references so that you can contact them and confirm that they’re the right people to work with.
If you don’t know where to start when looking for a new graphic designer, I’d recommend using a website such as Designer Search to search and identify the type of presentation designer firm you’re interested in. Here you’ll be offered a huge range of graphic designers from whom you can choose, all of whom will have different experience and skills. Most importantly, if you like the style of the website and feel they’re right for you, simply contact them via email with a specific description of your requirements and ask to chat – and most will accommodate you. It may take a few days for them to respond but at least you’ll have the chance to meet face-to-face and speak to a real person before making a decision.