Hi, I'm TJ Katopis, a freelance presentation designer and graphic designer based in New York City.
I work closely with business development and in-house creative teams to produce experiences that deliver a powerful message with a clear call to action to buyers and other key stakeholders.
I create persuasive pitch decks that resonate with audiences, slide masters and templates that promote organizational efficiency and consistency of message, and user‑friendly and actionable technical reports and leave-behinds. Presentations are a critical extension of any brand, and I have worked on high‑priority, fast‑paced campaigns for clients from almost every industry — financial services, management consulting, CPG, luxury goods, media and communications, and art & real estate brokers, to name a few.
My approach is based on tried-and-true methods drawn from my deep consulting background, as well as proven storytelling techniques and information design best practices. I have a unique experience among designers because of my background as a client-facing business advisor. Before becoming a full-time designer, I was a director with a Big 4 consulting firm. There I designed and produced hundreds of decks, technical deliverables, and RFPs, both in print and digital. I have been a heavy user of PowerPoint for many years, and am an experienced project manager with a keen eye for detail who thrives on a deadline.
I was at PwC when it rebranded in 2010 — we went from PricewaterhouseCoopers to PwC — and my experience implementing aspects of the new brand identity, by Wolff Olins, inspired my decision to pursue a career as a full-time designer. I went on to get my design certificate at the Shillington School, where I became proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Shillington is an intensive full-time graphic design program taught in a studio-like environment with a heavy focus on brand identity and strategy, design principles, layout, typesetting, typography, color, concept development, storytelling, and industry best practices.
I am a member of the Presentation Guild, the leading industry membership organization. I also attended the most recent Presentation Summit, the premiere annual conference for presentation designers.
Contact me to discuss your next big pitch or campaign!
TJ joined our team as a presentation designer and PowerPoint specialist on a whirlwind project that required a great deal of diligence and steadfastness. It was a daunting task, which he handled with precision and professionalism. He always had a keen eye out for ways to improve the content and data visualization—which absolutely contributed to the success of the project. I look forward to working together again soon!”
— Cynthia N., Creative consultant at a leading brand identity consultancy, via LinkedIn
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Location: New York City, available on- or off-site
Creative portfolio: By request
Tech notes: I run an iMac and MacBook Pro, both fully loaded with Keynote, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite, with a Wacom tablet. I also run Microsoft Windows 10 and Office for PC using VMWare Fusion.