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Principles of Presentation Design

A course by Katya Kovalenko
Presentation & Data Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2011
, Presentation & Data Designer

Learn how to design beautiful and effective presentations from scratch

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  • 98% Positive reviews (691)
  • 16956 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
Principles of Presentation Design

Learn how to design beautiful and effective presentations from scratch

  • 98% Positive reviews (691)
  • 16956 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 18 Lessons (2h 12m)
  • Available from the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Remember the time you had to sit through an endless presentation full of charts and text and weird transition animations? Chances are you do. But do you remember anything about what was on it? Now that's a different story. The way we present information greatly influences how much of it we absorb, which is why presentation design is an art in and of itself.

Katya Kovalenko is a Barcelona-based data designer who helps businesses communicate visually, clearly, and more effectively. In this course, she'll share all the potential that she's found in presentation design, showing you the process that she uses with her clients, the methods of organizing information, as well as give you pro tips from a designer’s point of view.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Presentations, What About Them?
  • U3
    U3. Content & Narrative
  • U4
    U4. Let’s Create Our Presentation
  • U5
    U5. Take It Out There!
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Katya, her story, her work, her influences, and some of the things that she teaches during the course.

Dive deep into what presentations are, where they come from, and how they are used today. Analyze some basic rules to have in mind when designing any kind of presentation.

Work on your presentation by focusing on the content and narrative structure before creating your first storyboard.

Now it's time to open your presentation software of choice and create your presentation using all the tools and knowledge provided by Katya. Dive deep into every feature, from the aspect ratio to color palettes, transitions, and typography, among many other elements.

Once your presentation is ready, it's time to export it and prepare for your live presentation. To end the course, Katya gives you some tips on how to present in front of a live audience.

What is this course's project?

As a final project, you will have to choose a topic for your presentation, create the narrative structure, develop the content and the look & feel and finally, join everything you’ve learned into a complete and effective presentation.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn about presentation design, from a complete beginner to an advanced designer.

What you need

You will need a computer with any presentation software installed (Katya will use Keynote, but you can use the software you prefer), basic notions of the chosen software, and a notepad for conceptualizing.


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Katya Kovalenko

A course by Katya Kovalenko

Presentation & Data Designer

Katya Kovalenko worked in advertising for nearly a decade before she embarked on what she calls “a quiet revolution.” After reading “Quiet” by Susan Cain, her notion of communication completely shifted. It led her to create Quiet Studio, which focuses on communicating in a more subtle and personal way.

As presentation and data designer at Quiet Studio, she creates presentations, infographics, and brand identities for businesses. She has worked with numerous brands and organizations like Meom, Article Group, Interesting Development, and Chelsea & Co.


  • U1


    • Introduction
    • Influences
    • What We Will Do on the Course
  • U2

    Presentations, What About Them?

    • Where Do the Presentations Come From?
    • Presentation Do’s and Dont's
    • Types of Presentations
  • U3

    Content & Narrative

    • Choosing Your Presentation
    • Content Structure
    • Storyboard
  • U4

    Let’s Create Our Presentation

    • Setup
    • Mood Board 1
    • Mood Board 2
    • Slides Design
    • Slides Design 2
    • Slides Design 3
    • Effects & Transitions
  • U5

    Take It Out There!

    • Export
    • Live Presentation
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Principles of Presentation Design

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Principles of Presentation Design

A course by Katya Kovalenko
Presentation & Data Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2011
  • 98% Positive reviews (691)
  • 16956 students