5 Design Elements of a Good Presentation

Giving a presentation can be nerve-racking. It is important to make sure that you are putting your best foot forward. This means having a well-designed presentation that will engage and inform your audience. If you’re unsure of your own design skills, hiring a presentation designer may be the right option for you.

If you want to design your own presentation, here are 5 tips for building it.

1. Typography

The first element of a great presentation is typography. Typography is the use of typefaces to create text. When selecting fonts for your presentation, it is important to choose fonts that are easy to read and match the tone of your presentation. Make sure your fonts are big enough to read from where your audience will be.

However, don’t be afraid of small type, especially for body text. Due to the size and resolutions of modern displays, smaller font sizes are still legible in most situations and using them, along with generous line-heights (1.2-1.5) will give your slides an open, sophisticated feel. 

The focal point of your presentation is you, so when designing your presentation, refrain from adding too many words to your slides. Having too many words on each slide distracts your audience.

2. Color

The second element of a great presentation is color. Color can be used to evoke emotions and create visual interest. When selecting colors for your presentation, if you are not bound to an approved brand guide, it is important to consider the mood you want to create and the audience you are targeting. You also want to make sure that all of your colors are consistent with each other. A presentation designer can help find the right colors for your presentation.

When selecting the color scheme for your presentation, make sure there’s enough contrast between the background and the text so it’s easy to read. Colors are great for drawing attention to important information, so be sure to use them wisely!

3. Layout 

The third element of a great presentation is layout. Layout is the way in which you organize your content on the slides. When creating your layout, it is important to use a consistent structure throughout your presentation. You also want to make sure that all of your content is easy to read and understand.

More specifically, you want to focus on the following:

  • Headings and subheadings
  • Text alignment
  • Font size
  • Spacing between elements

4. Images 

A good presentation designer knows how to use images well. Images can be used to create visual interest and support your content. When selecting images for your presentation, it is important to choose images that are high quality and relevant to your topic. Consider how they look with your color scheme too.

5. Animation 

The fifth and final element of a great presentation is animation. Animation can be used to add visual interest to your slides and engage your audience. When using animation in your presentation, it is important to keep things simple and consistent. Overusing animation can be distracting and confusing for your audience. 

Follow These Tips

These are five essential design elements for any great presentation. By following these tips, you can create a presentation that is sure to impress your audience. If you are looking for more help with presentation design, be sure to reach out to at Kristian Olson Art & Design. We’re happy to assist you in creating a presentation that is sure to engage and inform your audience.

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