Pitch Deck Design

Good design can mean the difference between your deck being read or not.

For early-stage startups, pitch decks are often the first meaningful connection between your business and the VCs you need to raise money from. A great pitch deck tells the story of your startup, illuminates your customers and business model, highlights your strengths, and builds momemtum toward an ask.

Here are some facts to give you an idea of what you're up against.

  • In a year, the classic GP in a venture firm sees ~5,000 pitches, looks more closely at 600-800, and ends up doing between 0-2 deals. 1
  • VCs spend an average of 3 minutes and 44 seconds on successful decks. 2
  • At least 12% of investors read decks on their phone. 2
  • Different VCs prefer different deck content sequencing. 2

Clean, strong design and rigorously refined content are crucial to communicating in this context. Use design as a weapon against short attention spans and make your startup stand out.

1. LinkedIn's Series B Pitch to Greylock by Reid Hoffman
2. What We Learned from 200 Startups Who Raised $360M by DocSend

How I Can Help

  • Visual design & branding
  • Sequencing & narrative
  • Copywriting
  • Constructive critique


"Working with Bryan is like instantly gaining a 6th sense. A co-founder in a freelancer's body, he is quick, clever, and kind. This combination proves to be most helpful when working on projects that are extremely personal and important to you. I would recommend Bryan to any startup founder (and have!) looking for clear, concise, and hyper-creative collaboration."

Arlan Hamilton
Founder & Managing Partner, Backstage Capital

"Whenever I have a design task, there's never a thought — Bryan is always the first point of call for me, and always delivers not only the highest quality, but most creative designs. So much so that I now recommend all portfolio companies to him, also. Always such a pleasure to work with and could not recommend Bryan more highly."

Harry Stebbings
Creator/Host, The Twenty Minute VC

"I would eagerly work with Bryan again on just about anything! He crafted a pitch deck for me and was extremely responsive and a consummate professional throughout the entire process. I greatly appreciated his creative design guidance. Bryan was a delight to work with."

Malia Probst
Partner, VRScout
Creator/Host, Virtual Reality Show


Get in touch and we can explore working together. We can take a look at where your deck is at now and discuss how it could be improved. See more of my work or experience.

Update: I've taken a full-time role at Backstage Capital as a Design Principal, so I have limited time to help founders with pitch deck design. Please still feel free to get in touch and I will help as best as I can and time allows.

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