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Like many designers, I started out using Adobe tools before diving into PowerPoint. If you are in a similar situation, or if you just want to get faster, this infographic covers some of the shortcuts that I've found most helpful. Hope you like it! -Ariel [caption id="attachment_2382" align="aligncenter"...

Recently a friend asked me to help him update his company pitch deck. He was launching Kapena, a Tequila brand based in Hawaii, and he knew his current deck needed a makeover before he could present it to potential investors.  I love a good makeover. The deck had all...

Tips for Creating Beautiful PowerPoint Slides We design many PowerPoint slides. Clients often ask us to “clean up” decks that are packed with text, graphics and photos. Simplifying is the key to making a powerful point. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Below are...

Spice up your palate with new hues. Last month, the Pantone Color Institute announced their 2017 color picks. These colors represent emerging trends in the worlds of graphic design, interior design, photography and beyond. Use our Color Guide to see how the winners can modernize your...

Channel Your Big Vision Onto One Page. Have you ever been bursting with creative ideas as you walk into a meeting, but when you attempt to articulate your grand plan, the words just tumble out as mumbo jumbo? Your great concept takes a nose dive in the...

Add some eye candy to your holiday communications. 'Tis the season for festive flair, including in your presentations and correspondence. If you use quality design elements and keep your copy sweet and simple, your audience will relish your messages. They will not only inform, but also...

We have made it to day 9! Whether it's keeping up with the latest trends or just looking for a little inspiration, here are some of our favorite stops on the web: DESIGN SEEDS "For all who  love color." WORDMARK If you are looking for the perfect font. DRIBBBLE Show and tell...

In honor of day five in our "12 days of ZUM" series, we bring you the top five ZUM blog posts ever: #1 Pantone's 2016 Color of the Year:  Spoiler alert: it's more than one color! #2 What's APP: Apps for Writers: Great tips on how to...

For our third "Day of ZUM"--FREE STUFF! Great looking icons can make a huge difference. But this busy time of year, do you really want to be spending time searching for holiday icons?  Well look no further. The ZUM design team has created a collection of PowerPoint ready Holiday...