I'm starting to raise for a bitcoin startup, and our pitch deck is embarrassing. I tried to do it myself, but I am not a designer. I'm looking for a startup pitch deck designer - any advice on where I can get our deck spruced up while keeping the costs under $500?
The basic answer is no. Any designer you hire for $500 will just give your deck a cosmetic lift – but this is trivial. A great designer will re-think the communication of your idea, traction, market size, etc – both a the pitch level, and at the per-slide or talking point level.
Design is communication – visual, verbal, conceptual, emotional – great pitches deliver on all these areas and are also dead simple. You're really paying for the thinking, not pixels. And great thinking is expensive.
Happy to get on a call and tell you more.