Creator profiles & the future of publishing

John McClelland
Head of Platform
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Last month, Pitch’s CEO Christian Reber unveiled our vision to build the first complete platform for presentations. My team is building one of the core pieces of that vision: a full ecosystem for publishing and exchanging presentations. Today, we’re rolling out the first creator profiles, so I’d like to explain what they’re for, highlight our first group of creators, and share what’s next in our plan.

Every day, more than 30 million presentations are created. There is an incredible opportunity to build something useful for the people making these presentations: something that helps them unlock knowledge, facilitate exchange, and inspire. When it’s easy to publish great thinking, teams around the world stay better informed, make better decisions, and achieve more.

Pitch is breathing new life into presentations, and we want to give people the best platform to achieve more with their ideas. Since last year, my team has been working to build a full publishing ecosystem within Pitch so anyone can share and discover world-class presentation content.

Today, I’m excited to announce two major updates as we pursue that goal. Here’s what’s new:

  • We’re introducing creator profiles. With these new dedicated pages, creators and brands can showcase their best templates and presentations and establish an online presence with their own page and username on Pitch. Today we’ll share the first ones, and later this year, you'll be able to create your very own.
  • We’re also opening applications for our upcoming presentation publishing beta. As we roll out access over the coming months, we’re looking for contributors. If you’re interested in being part of the beta, apply to secure your creator profile on Pitch.

Introducing the first creator profiles

To start, we’ve assembled a diverse group of 25 subject matter experts across topics like user research, fundraising, sales, and design and turned their knowledge into 33 ready-to-use templates. Just like other presentation templates in our gallery, these combine storytelling and great design to help anyone communicate more effectively. Here are a few of the new templates you can start working with right away:

Meg Lewis — Personal Pitch Deck

As a freelancer with a varied skillset (she’s a designer and a comedian, among other talents), Meg Lewis is an expert in communicating her unique abilities to prospective clients. In this personal branding pitch deck, she helps you do the same. Explore Meg’s profile.

Bakken & Bæck — Case Study

Showcase success stories with this case study template created by technology-driven design studio Bakken & Bæck. It covers everything you need in an effective case study, with multiple slide layouts to share the background, scope, your approach, and the impact of your work. Explore Bakken & Bæck’s profile.

Maze — Usability Reporting

Rapid testing platform Maze helps teams test, learn, and act on user insights. In this usability testing report template, they share their expertise to help you detail key findings, provide recommendations, and outline next steps. Explore Maze's profile.

Isaac Powell — Press Kit

This versatile deck by Isaac Powell is perfect for companies looking to put together an overview of their brand in a press kit. It contains room for ethos, products, photography, assets, company information, and more — all wrapped in a sophisticated aesthetic. Explore Isaac's profile.

WONDERLAND — Concept Proposal

This template by design studio WONDERLAND will help you showcase early design directions for a digital project with space to share your process, research, and design language. Explore WONDERLAND's profile.

Looking for more inspiration? Browse all of the templates in our gallery.

What’s next for presentation publishing

This is just the first step in our journey to turn Pitch into a thriving destination where anyone can discover content from top creators and brands. We’re now accepting applications for our next group of creators. For our presentation publishing beta, which will kick off this year, we’ll be focusing on storytellers.

Early participants will get the first look at publishing and community features, and have a chance to play a founding role in shaping the product.

Got a great story to share? Apply to secure your creator profile on Pitch.

We’re especially interested in presentations covering topics relevant to growing teams, like fundraising, hiring, marketing, business development, and design.

Since the beginning, we’ve been inspired to see what people have created with Pitch and how they’re pushing the boundaries of what presentations can do. We can’t wait to give that same spirit of innovation and creativity the dedicated home it deserves. Throughout the beta, we’ll be documenting our journey and building in public. Follow along and join the conversation in our community.

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