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Archiving Projects (Episode 24)

A client from 1, 2, or 8 years ago asks for a few revisions to that incredible presentation you developed for them years ago. But they no longer have the files – do you? Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk about their studio processes for archiving...

What’s On the Bookshelf? (Episode 14)

Books, whether traditional print or digital, provide entertainment, education, ideas and more. Troy, Nolan and Sandy gathered many of their favorite books that they have read over the years of being professional designers for their own book club discussion focused on presentations, design, business and random inspiration....

Where Do You Get Your Images For Presentations? (Episode 13)

Visual Communication for a design studio encompasses anything that is seen: words, photos, iconography, video, on slides, print pieces, billboards, trade show large format displays, webpages and HTML email campaigns. Troy, Nolan, and Sandy jump  into the murky waters of images – what images are legal...

What is the Page Size of 16×9? (Episode 25)

For print design, if a client says they need a letter size piece or a client in Europe says the project needs to be A1, we know exactly the dimensions. With PowerPoint, the page size is not always clear or consistent. Part of the issue...

Typography, Part 2 (Episode 26)

Welcome to Round 2 of our discussion on typography: how it applies to layout, design, and professional presentation PowerPoint slides. In this episode, Nolan and Troy are joined by the very talented Graphic Design Lead, and Co-Founder of TLC Creative Services, Inc., Lori Chollar....

Agency Work (Episode 12)

Nolan, Troy and Sandy talk about the world of presentations and how it intersects with creative agencies – both in terms of agencies creating presentations in-house for their own purposes and selling presentation design to clients....

What is the Best Font Size? (Episode 11)

Listing what size font to use is a classic presentation “rule” that is never really agreed upon or followed when it is set. This episode, the hosts talk about their guidelines for font size, including when to follow a font size rule, why a font size...

When Do You Say No to a Project? (Episode 27)

It is easy to say “Yes” in most situations, it is polite and everyone likes to hear it. But, in the real world, it is sometimes better to say “No” to a project – for many reasons. Nolan, Sandy and Troy each have very different...

Deposit, Terms and $ for Presentation Design (Episode 28)

When a new design project comes in, the project billing amount and process needs to be defined. Is there a deposit? What are the payment terms? All very important considerations on the business side of design and the topic of discussion for Troy, Sandy and...

Adobe Techniques in PowerPoint (Episode 10)

In the beginning – of digital presentation design – all apps were extremely limited in their editing capabilities. But things have improved and it is amazing what can be designed direct inside PowerPoint. For this podcast episode, Troy, Nolan and Sandra talk about how they...