Hi, I'm TJ Katopis. I am a graphic designer and presentation designer based in New York City. I help clients with all aspects of their brand and visual identities. Presentations are a critical extension of the brand identity, and I work with clients to produce persuasive and informative experiences that deliver a powerful message with a clear call to action to buyers and other key stakeholders. My approach is based on tried-and-true methods drawn from my consulting and legal background, as well as proven storytelling techniques and information design best practices.
In my role, I work closely with business development and creative teams to elevate campaigns by creating pitch decks, technical deliverables, and slide templates that resonate with audiences. In recent months I have worked on various high-priority, fast-paced projects for diverse clients, including a Silicon Valley start-up company, financial services companies, management consulting firms, CPG businesses, an international auction house, a global advertising company, a boutique brand identity agency, a radio broadcasting company, a real estate brokerage, an environmental standards group, and a luxury fashion brand.
Before becoming a full-time designer, I was a client-facing consultant with a Big 4 consulting firm. As a director responsible for business development, I designed and produced hundreds of user-friendly and actionable print and digital proposals, reports, and other corporate communications. I am a heavy user of PowerPoint, and an experienced project manager with a keen eye for detail who thrives on a deadline.
I was at PwC when it rebranded in 2010, and my experience implementing aspects of the new brand roll out 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, and I also attended the most recent Presentation Summit, the premiere conference for presentation designers.
Please take a look at tjkatopis.com to see samples of my work, blog, contact info, and other links, and follow me on Twitter @tj_katopis.
Contact me to discuss your next big pitch or campaign!
Contact & links
Location: New York City
Creative portfolio: bit.ly/TJCreativePortfolio
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 on both machines. I can work on- or off-site.