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How Long Does It Take To Design A Presentation Slide? (Answered)

“30 hours for 10 slides? Another agency quoted only 12 hours.”

Well, when it comes to creative exploration and high-quality presentation designs, there’s no limit to what we can do. It comes down to two factors: time and money.

So, we categorize each project into 3 design approaches: Quick Polish, Redesign, and Transformation.

In this blog post, we’ll explain how each design approach works and how much time it typically takes to design a slide with an example.

Original Slide

Here’s a sample slide created by a client in Canva. This slide is supposed to explain their Go-to-market based on the ‘Networking effect.’

Original presentation design slide for GTM strategy

Now it can be redesigned in 3 ways based on the scope of work:

Quick Polish (15-20 mins)

  • Quick visual clean-up for a more polished look

  • Formatting, alignment, and brand template adaptation

Quick polish presentation design slide takes 15-20 minutes to design

Redesign (1-2 hours)

  • Creative layout for visual hierarchy

  • Custom icons to represent concepts

  • Added headshot to testimonial quote for extra credibility

Redesigned presentation design slide takes 1-2 hours to design

Transformation (3-4 hours)

  • Visual storytelling through custom illustrations

  • On-brand and inclusive illustrations to make the concept relatable

Transformation presentation design slide takes 1-2 hours to design

Which design approach is right for you?

There’s no right or wrong approach to the design. It’s purely based on the goal and audience of the presentation.

If the deck is purely for information sharing and has many slides, sometimes Quick Polish works best to save time and cost.

Or if it’s a high-stake presentation like a pitch deck or sales deck that needs to persuade the audience, then some key slides need to be understood thoroughly and Transformed to tell a visual story. The rest of the slides can follow a content-focused Redesign approach with creative layouts and engaging design elements.

And, If you’re not sure which design approach is right for you or want to create a high stake & result-driven presentation design, we have got you covered.

Just contact us or book a discovery call, and let’s begin!

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