Craft pitch decks that impress investors and help bring your ideas to the world...

for serious founders, marketers and storytellers

THE REALITY

Only 3 out of every 10,000 startup pitches get funded. What's missing?

THE PROBLEM

To stand out, you’ve got to tell a compelling story, and leverage design to create a compelling experience for your audience.

THE STRUGGLE

You've agonized over every slide, but for some reason the slides aren’t working...

You've tried using templates, but can’t make them work with your content
You've considered hiring a designer, but can’t find one up to your standards
You've changed layout, fonts and colors, but still can't get it to look "just right"
THE SOLUTION

Introducing Design For Decks, a one-of-a-kind workshop experience that will give you pitch deck superpowers.

Learn how to create simple, clean and effective slides to tell a compelling story
Learn how to quickly spin up new slides within minutes without stressing
Learn how to organize your slides to keep your audiences rapt attention
THE TRAINING

Here’s a taste what we’ll cover

Optimum deck size
Learn the ideal amount of slides that investors are expecting, borrowing best practice frameworks from top investors like 500 Startups and YCombinator.
Show don’t tell
Humans think in pictures, not words. Learn how to use illustrations, diagrams, and icon to enhance your data and make it more memorable and picturable.
Color Hierarchy + Consistency
Using color concepts like brightness, contrast and opacity to prioritize elements and make them "pop" or become more subtle reinforcements.
Visual Hierarchy
Learn how to use visual hierarchy to arrange each element on the page according to its importance. This helps getting the most vital points across first.
Grids + Pattern Recognition
Creating order out of chaos through the use of grids, improving legibility, organization and the “pro look” that breeds trust with investors.
Space Hierarchy
White space helps the viewer understand which items are related and which are separate. Learn how to use space to better organize your slide content.
THE INSTRUCTOR

After pitching dozens of investors over the past decade I know the process can be grueling.

From traveling 8 hours on a plane for one 45 minute meeting that ends "how can we be helpful?", to getting the same questions over and over again... "what about Google and Facebook?", "any revenue?" and "who else is in this round?". Having a well-designed deck helps communicate the narrative clearly and eliminates all distractions.
  • $8+ million raised in my own companies
  • $250+ million raised using my deck designs
  • Current Head of Design at Gumroad
  • Former Design Director at Vimeo
  • Former Designer at Pentagram, Frog and RG/A
  • Former AMEX Digital Advisory Board Member
  • Former FIT Adjunct Professor
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PRAISE FOR DESIGN FOR DECKS

What top investors are saying

David Tisch

MANAGING PARTNER, BOX GROUP
"Over the years Jack has consistently delivered high-quality deck designs for ourselves at Boxgroup and our portfolio companies. We know our founders are in good hands when we send them to Jack, he nails it every time!"

David Stark

GENERAL PARTNER, GROUND UP VENTURES
"We hosted a live deck design training with Jack for our portfolio companies and were blown away by the quality of the presentation and the feedback we received after. Everyone learned a ton and was excited to implement ASAP!"
THE workshop

Questions about the workshop

I’m not a designer, is this workshop for me?
Absolutely! The workshop is designed to empower founders and operators to build winning pitch decks, regardless of design skills.
Will there be a recording if I can't make it?
Yes, we will send out the recording (as well templates, checklists, and resources), immediately after the workshop is over. You'll have access to this forever.
How will the workshops be delivered?
You will receive a Zoom link the day of the event so you can jump right in as soon as it begins.
Do I need to use a specific deck software?
Nope! All these principles can be used in Powerpoint, Keynote, Google Slides, or whatever presentation software you're comfortable in. We'll also share practical guidance on how to select software that works for you.
Will there be a Q&A?
Yes, at the end of every workshop we will have a 30 min q&a where you can ask questions about your situation..
How long will the training last?
It will be around 2 hours of actionable training and 30 minutes of Q&A.
LIVE WORKSHOP

Get your ticket to the next Design For Decks workshop


  • Two hours of actionable in-depth live training across four major themes: Messaging, Platform, Design & Delivery
  • Winning slide templates for key slides like traction, competitive landscape, team and much more
  • Recommended pitchdeck structures from top investors like First Round Capital, Y Combinator and others
  • Dozens of recommended resources and tools like stock imagery, illustrations, fonts, and more
Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out: team@designfordecks.com