Steve Sheets from presentation design studio GhostRanch Communications, tells us the first “3 Things You Should Be Doing as Soon as You Open Powerpoint” (especially if you’re designing). Esteban, as we call him, rocks a PC, and I’m not sure of the key command to open Selection Pane in PowerPoint for Mac, but gosh damn if I’m not scavenging for it right now like a mad man.
I’m very pleased to introduce GhostRanch Communications, a brand new presentation design studio, currently based out of Denver, Colorado, with help from around the world!
There were many reasons for us to dive “all in” on presentations. I’ll be detailing many of these reasons on the GhostRanch blog. But if I can boil it down to just one thing, it’s that I firmly believe that presentations are still one of the greatest storytelling mediums around; yet, the bar is very, very, very low. We’ve come to expect very little from one another when it comes to a PowerPoint’s substance and design. My mission is to change that. We’re raising the bar, making slides sexy again. Helping our clients truly make great impressions and stand far apart from their competition with the most polished presentations on the planet.
So… who’s with me? If you’d like to follow along, like us on Facebook, hit me up with your thoughts and ideas. We’re in for an exciting ride.
Three years ago (today), I started working for myself. Full-time.
No more steady paychecks. No more health benefits. No paid vacation. No project managers telling me what to work on, or when to get it done. No account managers showing off the work, absorbing the feedback, talking dollars and cents. No creative directors pushing my work. No art directors, no copywriters. No human resources, no president, no CEO, just me. Me, in a fitting room, trying on a crap ton of hats.
I’ve burnt the 2am oil once or twice during these past three years, but, weirdly, it’s never felt like work. It’s been hard. But not, like, work hard. Just rewarding, and fun.
Thank you to all of my clients who’ve kept me too busy to write my “announcing Mioduski Design” post. Three years later, here it is.
Give it up for independence!
Happy July 1st,