"I want great bespoke design, on a tight budget, delivered yesterday!". We're used to clients coming to us with tall orders, and we've developed an innovative kit-based presentation design approach to deliver great design, quickly.
Just as modular and kit based approaches have revolutionized the construction industry, we've been applying the same ideas to design. Based on the thousands of presentations we've designed, we've created a beautiful set of design kits that we can tailor to any brand.
By starting with the kit, then customizing the colors, fonts, images and lines, we create something contempory, beautiful and on-brand. Thanks to the kit we can deliver the design faster, and therefore work to a more constrained budget. With our kits, you CAN have your cake and eat it!
Our kits work best for clients that don't have pre-existing branded templates they are required to use, and who are more flexible on the look and feel of the work. This often fits clients who are earlier in their brand journey, or for work that is a new sub-brand in a mature organization.
In this service we apply the kit for you to your content.
Example of applying a kit
Here is one of our most popular kits: The Empire State of Decks.
The clean, minimalist design features a nice balance of visual imagery and textual content. It’s fully customizable–meaning clients can tailor this design based on their unique brand identity, with brand fonts, colors, and more.
This is the uncustomized kit:
The kit applied to three different brands
Now watch how the kit completely morphs, like a business-chameleon into many different brands.
Meet WealthCloud, a platform that helps people grow their savings:
Next up, here is PingPong, a fun new social media app aimed at teens. It has the oppositve audience of WealthCloud and a completely different feel of energy and vivaciousness:
Finally, a SaaS product that helps creatives work together. It has a youthful palette like PingPong, but very different colors and feels much more business-appropriate:
These examples show how despite all using the same kit, each design comes out very different and specific to the client.
Learn more from our design guru, Katie:
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All files will be available for you to download at any time. Your designer will deliver:
At the heart of every project we work on is the SketchDeck team, dedicated to making sure you love the finished design. We're proud of our creativity, communication and agility. We've worked hard to build the teams we have today.
We pair this team with an innovative design delivery platform we built ourselves. It super-charges every project with rapid turnaround, transparent communication and impeccable organization.
There's a reason that marketing teams at top global brands like Spotify and Salesforce work with us time and time again for their designs: we elevate their brand, guard the quality of their design and make it effortless to kick off further engagements.
Whether you've worked with us a hundred times or are starting your first project, we're excited to have you on board!
Here's what one of our happy clients had to say:
Danielle Dudum Baxter
Partner, Cherubic Ventures, Former Google employee
“SketchDeck has created a service that's accessible and approachable for all.”
We'll take your initial content, help you develop it if necessary and then design it to create the best result for your brand. It's quick and easy to get started with us:
If you are short on time or low on budget, a pre-designed presentation kit is a great option. It is also an ideal choice if your brand guidelines are fairly flexible. (If your company has a 30-page brand guideline document, this wouldn’t be the right fit.) If your brand’s style guide just includes the basics, such as the desired color palette, fonts and photo styles, all can be easily applied to these templates.
If you have decided this is the route for you, here’s what you can expect from the process itself.
First, you will submit a design brief, and will be assigned a project manager. He/she will work with you to manage the process from start to finish, helping ensure that the final presentation is representative of your brand.
In the brief, please provide your brand guidelines. But not to worry–if you don’t have many, that’s okay! As discussed above, those who have fewer brand guidelines tend to benefit most from presentation kits. Your PM will likely suggest a quick design call, depending on the level of detail provided in your brief.
Then, once we have all the information needed, our design team will take your content as well as any associated guidelines, and run with it! Within 2-3 days we will provide a first iteration and the content you provided will have been transformed into a fully designed presentation, one that can be put to use immediately if no tweaks are needed. If some adjustments are needed there will be time and budget to allow for another iteration or two of tweaks.
We can work with you from any starting point. If your content is final, we’ll go straight to design–but if you need assistance with content development, our team is ready to help.
Whether you need some light touch-ups or a deep rewrite, we'll devise a plan to make your content shine during your kick-off call.
2. Find your style
Our team will deliver a round of style samples. Samples allow you to see small previews of fully thought-out designs and help us determine together the best design direction for your project.
3. Iterate your way to success
Great design doesn’t just appear—it takes time to get it right. Your project quote won’t include a set number of iterations, but we find that it typically takes 1-2 sample iterations to nail down the overall style for a creative level project.
Once you're happy with the design direction, we'll apply it to your complete content and create your first full draft. You provide feedback on that, and after some edits your project is complete.
Every project begins with one of our project managers reviewing everything you've provided. You can request an initial quote in our platform and we'll provide you with a detailed quote and budget options.
Here are some example project prices, to help give you an idea of our pricing:
Our design team will serve as an extension of your own throughout the process. We'll come alongside you and iterate based on feedback, from the first idea all the way through to the final design until you're satisfied that you have the best design.
Throughout the project, all files will be available for you to download. By the end you will have:
Presentation file (e.g. PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides link)
Any associated template files, if part of the project scope
Print ready files
All design assets (e.g. illustrator file, image assets)
How do I place my project?
It's easy to start: fill out the form on the right (or bottom, mobile-using friends!) and tell us about your project. Our team will get in touch ASAP. In a rush? You can start your project here.
How much will my project cost?
Project pricing is based on a few factors, including: project size and type, how quickly you need it (speed), and the level of design you require. We've included the range of prices this type of project typically comes in at, but as soon as you tell us a bit more about your project we'll give you a quote. We can also work hourly, if you'd prefer.
Does my content need to be final before starting a project?
We can work with your final content and design it, or we can help you develop your content and then design it. We're happy to help, whatever your needs!
Is my project kept confidential?
We work with companies of all sizes–from startups to Fortune 500 companies–and treat everyone with the same respect and consideration. Your project and information will always be kept confidential, unless express permission is given to share. All of our designers sign privacy agreements and the SketchDeck platform provides a secure login process, so only you and any colleagues you've invited have access to projects. If you still prefer to sign an NDA with us, though, we're more than happy to accommodate.
What if I'm not happy?
We'll do everything necessary to make you happy with our work – even if that means starting your project over again, bringing in extra designers for new ideas or upgrading your service at no extra cost. We never want to leave a client with a bad experience, and always put you first, before our own concerns. We stand by our client experience, always.
Trade Marketing Manager, Rémy Cointreau
“Working with SketchDeck was amazing! We briefed the team on our request and tricky ideas, and they took on the challenge with ease. SketchDeck not only delivered us what we wanted but went above and beyond. Thank you again, and can’t wait to work with SketchDeck again!”
Head of Email and Content Marketing, Suiteness
“LOVE! This design is beautiful!! I love how you've used new colors to make it exciting but our brand colors are still prominent. Great job!”
CEO & Co-founder, Thrive Savings
“Just a really enjoyable experience and I'm so delighted with the outcome. Thank you so much.”
Bread and Butter Ventures Fundraising Deck
“I could not be happier with our SketchDeck experience. Not only are we thrilled with the results, but the entire process was painless, easy and fun. Our project manager Matthew was easy to work with, answered any and all questions and helped communicate our vision to our wonderful designer. Thank you!!”
Trusted by companies big & small
“SketchDeck Turns Terrible Slide Decks Into Beautiful Presentations”
“As design influences more and more of how we do business, it’s exciting to see how companies like SketchDeck are setting a new and more demanding standard.”