Posted on
July 22, 2020
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Building a Pitch Deck in Figma

Maximilian Fleitmann
CEO of BaseTemplates

Over the last years, I have built a ton of pitch decks, and I literally tested every presentation design software out there. For the first couple of years, I was using PowerPoint because everybody was working with it. After gaining more and more experience designing pitch decks, I decided to work with Keynote, simply because I preferred its design features.

Having a background as a designer, I always felt slowed down and limited when using the presentation software heavyweights. In addition to that, no tool existed on the market that allowed me to work collaboratively with my co-workers. This was one reason why my desktop was a chaotic collection of these files:

That was the time when I decided to try to build the next pitch deck in Figma. 

Figma is a fantastic design tool that is famous for its real-time collaboration-feature. I solely used Figma for graphic and website design - until now.

The first steps to create a pitch deck in Figma

I started building the pitch deck template by creating a collection of slides. I shaped frames with the dimension of 1920 x 1080 and defined my colors & fonts for the project. I suggest you do the same because it is an excellent way to change everything in one step at a later point in time.

By predefining the design, I was able to keep all pitch deck slides in the same style. I recommend you to choose a nice color set beforehand, so none of the slides stands out negatively from the other slides.

I decided to go with soft colors, which are lovely to look at!

From that point on I simply created each slide after another, always having an eye on the design slide to keep all slides aligned.

Get all slides in our Figma Pitch Deck Template

In a final step, I put all slides into the correct order and exported everything as a .pdf. You can also use the Figma Preview Mode up on the right to see what you have built.

Introducing the Figma Pitch Deck Template

‍I enjoyed building slides in Figma so much that I decided to design a Figma Pitch Deck Template based on our professional pitch deck template, which helped hundreds of founders get funded within the last years.

The Figma pitch deck template features 102 easy to edit slides, 300+ predesigned elements, device mockups, maps, and hundreds of content proposals.

You can download a free version with 12 slides or get the full version with all slides for just $19.

Start building your pitch deck in Figma today.

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Maximilian Fleitmann
CEO of BaseTemplates

Maximilian Fleitmann is a passionate founder and entrepreneur. For the last 12+ years he has successfully launched several businesses in the areas of education and digitalization. Max purpose is to enable growth and therefore he shares his experience in building startups.

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