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Origin Website Launched

I met these amazing guys at Barclays Techstars back in April 2015. We made a long journey since the first meeting creating prototypes, wireframes and different styles. We are busy working on the interface of their core product launching in 2016.

The revolutionary financial technology company's website has been launched promoting its services:

The world’s shortest article about presentation slide design

Despite it was almost a decade ago when Garr Reynolds published the excellent “Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery” I still see loads of badly designed presentations. They fail to deliver the brilliant ideas their authors want to communicate.

If you only kept two simple things in mind, you already achieved your goal: the audience pays attention and understands your idea.

  1. one thought/sentence per slide — no endless bullet point list
  2. search a relevant image (with large sky or empty space to write on) to be used as a full screen background. There are many excellent license free image sources.

Thanks for reading and sharing.

The New Global Role of Design
The Future of Payments at Barclays Accelerator


1000s of lessons learned when I took an important step and accepted a job offer at Lombard Risk. Yes, this is a so called “client side” role, but it is much more than that. I have always spent my work and free time among designers since my teen ages. I subscribed to several design magazines, purchased design books and read thousands on and offline pages about design by designers for designers.

I am now spending my time mostly among non-designers and watching daily the effectiveness of design live. Selling my ideas to the team is invaluable to progress as a designer. Being in this role helps me to make my performance better, to broaden my views and to get to know what kind of design strategy helps businesses. It is great to talk with people who run companies, witness how employees at every level make large global organisations operate and shine. It is an exciting feeling to hear which challenges they face. To learn what is their individual attitude towards design. How it effects their products and services. Seeing design making their creations better and how it makes companies and profit grow is an amazing feeling.

When talking with people at meetups, networking events and new business meetings — start-up founders are always enthusiastic about design. They exactly know its importance and know design’s role in the future of their business.

There is a new publication by the Design Business Association you can download here: — click Sign Up and choose PDF

I believe working with designers can be simple and painless — you just have to find the right individuals or agencies. It is a great era to live in and exciting to witness the changes in the design industry!


John Maeda: Why great design is now essential for successful startups
start with design

"Design has become a game changer in Silicon Valley. Last year, John Maeda  joined KPCBas the firm’s first Design Partner, joining from his role as the President of the Rhode Island School of Design. Now, in his inaugural #DesignInTech Report, Maeda highlights the rising importance of design in the entrepreneurial ecosystem."

via @designcouncil