Motion Graphics & Video

An innovative way to communicate, motion graphics blends storytelling and design with audio and movement to create eye-catching content that audiences want to consume. Stand out with 2D and 3D hand-drawn digital illustrations and advanced animations that bring your story to life.

Number of PowerPoint presentation slides

Demo Videos

The classic how-to video reinvented, demos show your customers how something works step by step.

  • This instruction-led, educational approach allows your viewer to follow along visually as you show them how to use your platform, software or mobile app in full detail.
  • This is usually done using a screencast, which displays the user interface a viewer can expect to see, where to navigate in order to find key features, and how to gain the most from the product.
  • Demos can also be animated, and used to showcase the functions of a physical product.
  • Commonly used to tackle Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or to onboard new customers and employees, a demo video will no doubt create an outstanding brand experience.
Level of presentation design

Explainer Videos

Quick and simple, explainer videos beautifully describe your business, product, or service in 2 minutes or less by highlighting key benefits, leaving your audience engaged and ready to take action.

  • Think of an explainer video as an elevator pitch for your company—something you can use again and again, that turns complex ideas into easy-to-understand explanations.
  • Watching a video with both audio and visuals makes it easier for your viewers to remember you than if they were reading a text description. In fact, audiences are 10x more likely to engage with video content than a text-only post.
  • With or without animated characters, use this quick, informative and effective way to identify with your customers’ pain points, and offer your solution.
Level of presentation design

Video Infographics

Information transformed, video infographics bring data to life, using motion graphics to package dense content into an interesting, logical, and easy-to-digest format.

  • Using storytelling to take the viewer on an engaging journey, custom illustrations represent information in a way that is exciting and most importantly, memorable. When a relevant image is paired with information, people retain 65% of the information three days later, as opposed to retaining only 10% when there isn’t an associated visual.
  • All kinds of information can be conveyed in a video infographic—findings from a report, industry stats and current trends, or high-level conclusions from research. Upgrade a static infographic to a video infographic, and grip your audience in a highly shareable blog post or email newsletter.

Process

From initiation to final delivery, we ensure the highest quality service.

Expert designers discovery session

1

Professional script writing

2

Visual concept development

3

Professional audio

4

Expert video storyboarding

5

Custom motion graphic illustrations

6

Custom animated graphics

7

Professional animated video

8

Expert designers discovery session

1

Discovery

We kick off with an in-depth conversation about your brand, audience, and story. It’s important that we understand your requirements and preferences upfront to ensure the most successful result. At this stage, we go through a few questions, which form the brief we use to get the creative juices flowing!

Professional script writing

2

Scriptwriting

Here, our talented wordsmiths weave together the perfect story. Based on our initial discussions, we develop a video script that meets your project objectives, including the desired length, personality and tone. We rely on your revisions and feedback to craft an award-winning script.

Visual concept development

3

Conceptualization

With a strong understanding of your business objectives, we collaborate to develop a stand-out visual concept. This is where the fun begins: mood boards, color palettes, icon styles and potential character development all begins here! The result? A strong theme we’re proud to present to you.

Professional audio

4

Audio

We select the best combination of voiceover, sound effects, and music to give your video a personality of its own. By sifting through a library of options, we choose a few of the best suited audio options for your video and, together with you, decide on the right fit.

Expert video storyboarding

5

Storyboarding

Once the concept is a go, we create digitally hand-drawn sketches that lay out the  story, frame by frame. In conjunction with the script, the storyboard brings the theme to life, demonstrating a tangible aesthetic which hints at the final product.

Custom motion graphic illustrations

6

Illustration

Illustration takes the storyboard to the next level. By combining elements of the mood board, color palette and styles we agreed on in the conceptualization phase, custom characters, backgrounds, and other visual elements add the detail required to take us into our most exciting phase: animation!

Custom animated graphics

7

Animation

This is where the magic happens! We bring the video to life with sophisticated design and motion graphics. We check in regularly to update you on our progress and direction, listening to any input and feedback you may have.

Professional animated video

8

Final Delivery

Once every detail is perfected, watch it all come together in the home stretch. We deliver the final product in HD, in any file type you require. Whether for your website, social media pages, or your next email marketing campaign, get ready to debut your final video and impress your audiences!

Samples

Video Infographic
Research & Consulting

Randstad Employer Brand Research

Created for
Randstad
Stinson

For their Employer Branding Report, Randstad needed to appeal to brands looking to increase their attractiveness to employees in the market. With a wide range of findings in the report, it was our task to bring this data together and portray it in a way that viewers could quickly understand the information, as well as its relevance. To do so, we leveraged off the report’s key findings to create a detailed video infographic that tells the story of what motivates employees to work for one brand over another.

Explainer Video
Finance

Taxes Your Way

Created for
H&R Block
Stinson

During their Tax Rally, H&R Block launched a new exciting program: Taxes Your Way. Rather than present this solution in a traditional PowerPoint, they needed a quick and simple way to communicate what it is, how it works, and how it benefits clients. The result? An animated explainer video to do just that: seamlessly take employees through the Taxes Your Way process for each and every H&R Block customer.

Explainer Video
Technology

Innovations in Class Action Settlements

Created for
Sipree
Stinson

At a legal event, innovations in class action settlement processes were discussed. To showcase the future of digital settlements, and to highlight how technology is empowering class members to choose their own payment options, we put together this clean and crisp demo video for Sipree, Inc. Flowing from screen to screen, this video displays the ease with which claimants can be paid and the impact on the speed and efficiency of the judicial process.

Explainer Video
Public Speaking

10 Things Your Audience Hates

Created for
Stinson
Thought Leadership

If a 'listicle' is a list in article form, then we present you with a 'listimation': a list in animation form! This explainer video takes viewers through structured content in an engaging and memorable way.

Explainer Video
Technology

Moneris Offlinx Product Launch

Created for
Moneris
Stinson

Moneris is Canada’s largest financial technology company, specializing in payment processing. In preparation of their new product launch, we helped create a video to communicate the benefits to new and existing clients. From start to end, we worked collaboratively with Moneris to storyboard the video, develop the script, conceptualize the visuals, and create and animate the final video.

Video Infographic
Education

UoT Achievements

Created for
The University of Toronto
Stinson

Every year, the University of Toronto gives an Impact presentation to celebrate its achievements and awards. To truly reflect the outstanding achievements of students and professors, we elevated the presentation with uniquely animated infographics. These detailed visuals establish flow and draw attention to the points that matter, impressing audiences by giving meaning to data.

Explainer Video
Public Speaking

5 Characteristics of Great Presenter

Created for
Stinson
Thought Leadership

What do decks and video animations have in common? They're often used in presentations, of course! We put together an animated video on the top qualities of great presenters, based on our client experiences over the years. This video is quirky, fun, and shows off just one of the many illustration styles we can create.

Demo Video
Software

How to Crop Images

Created for
Stinson
How-To's

One of Stinson's core values is excellence, and we believe that to be excellent also means to share knowledge. For a simple tip like cropping images in PowerPoint, this short screencast is the perfect way to help us help you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Working with Stinson: The Presentation Agency

What exactly do presentation agencies do?

We provide all the help you may need to design presentations that achieve your goals. This can include content consulting, presentation slide design, custom icons and illustrations, and presentation handouts—ultimately, our team of PowerPoint designers and consultants develop a comprehensive presentation solution that meets your specific needs.

Why do companies work with presentation agencies?

Consider how much time you (or your team) spend making PowerPoint presentations for meetings. Think about the back and forth over which fonts, colors, icons, and images to use. Is it okay to use bullet points? Did you use the right brand colors? Does the slide look too crowded and busy? Or does it look too plain? How do you create the look and feel that you're picturing? After the design is done, do you have enough time to practice presenting?

As presentation experts, it is our second nature to understand your goals and work with you to create the professional PowerPoint deck that you envisioned. You can learn more about our 3-phase process here.

By leaving the presentation design to an agency like Stinson, you save yourself the time and worry over the look, feel, and progression of your presentation—we make your PowerPoint presentation-ready so that you can focus on the presentation delivery.

Which presentation design service will I need?

As a presentation company, we offer every service you may need to develop your you may need to develop your PowerPoint—however, it's tough to say exactly which services of ours would benefit you the most without having chatted about your company, industry, and presentation uses.

We've generalized the scenarios that we regularly see and help our clients with. If your situation is similar to any of the below, then rest assured that our presentation experts have proven success in developing solutions.

  • You have an upcoming presentation with investors or clients. You feel your slide deck looks outdated or dull, and you don't know how to help it. You're also not sure if the content in your presentation conveys your value. View our case study where our presentation development and content consulting services helped our client achieve their investor funding goals.
  • Your company has regular internal department presentations. Everyone works on their respective slides, which are then combined into one presentation deck. The resulting PowerPoint does not have a cohesive look and somehow, there are five new shades of your corporate colors. We can help you identify your common slide layouts and design easy-to-use custom PowerPoint templates so your team members can create seamless, unified slides.
  • Your company has a great PowerPoint template that strongly reflects your branding, but your team tends to include too much text and irrelevant images on their slides. During the presentation, key messages are lost. We offer presentation training for exactly this—we'll train your team to create better slides more efficiently.

Expectations when working with us

How does partnering with a PowerPoint designer work?

Once you contact us, we'll meet with you and ask for as much context as possible regarding the project: what materials you already have, who is presenting, who is the audience, and so on—this is our Discover phase. From there, we move onto Develop and Design where we start defining the narrative and visual characteristics of your new presentation. For more details, please read our process.

How long do projects take?

Our standard turnaround for presentation development is 2–4 weeks; for custom presentation templates, our typical turnaround is 3–6 weeks. We know this is a wide range, but due to the collaborative nature of our presentation design process (i.e. asking for and incorporating your feedback), our turnaround time also relies on your responsiveness and availability. We do offer a rush service if your timelines are short.

How much does a presentation design cost?

We price on a project-by-project basis, involving a number of key factors outlined in our pricing model. However, we do require a minimum project cost of $1,500.

We often see companies that do not have budget allocations for presentation design and are hesitant to make the initial investment. We understand—at first, it can be difficult to see the value and difference a well-designed, practical presentation can make. For our clients that started in this situation, we worked on a smaller pilot test project; when they saw the positive ROI of the presentation, they were able to secure larger budgets and found more presentations that needed our help.

What are the final files that I will receive?

All of our final PowerPoint (or other presentation software) deliverables are shared with you in its native, editable file format. We are also able to provide a PDF or video version of your presentation if you would like.

Any presentation collateral we design for your project is shared as a ready-to-print PDF, unless if you specify a different preference.

Have you worked with other clients in my industry? Can you share related samples?

Our list of clients spans a wide range of industries, some of which we hadn't known of prior to the client's project. Since our approach involves familiarizing ourselves with the client's business and industry, we've become a team of jacks-of-all-trades for industry knowledge.

We're able to share blinded, industry-specific samples of presentations that our clients have consented to. Contact us if you're interested!

Technology

Aside from PowerPoint, do you work in Google Slides? Keynote? Prezi?

Yes! While we prefer designing PowerPoint presentations due to its robust features that let us create advanced designs, we've created custom presentation designs in Google Slides and Keynote at our clients' request.

We generally do not design presentations in Prezi since it does not support the level of design customization that we need for our clients. Instead, we use PowerPoint to create the same animations and layouts that are characteristic of Prezi presentations—you can view examples in our portfolio.

Will we run into issues if we use Mac and/or Windows PC?

There are some differences in functionality between PowerPoint for Mac and PowerPoint for Windows—but these are not for your concern! We use both Mac and Windows computers at Stinson, so we're able to ensure cross-device compatibility with every PowerPoint presentation we design. During our initial call with you, we'll ask you for these tech specs so that we know to bear them in mind when working on your project.

Does it matter which version of PowerPoint we use?

Yes; the latest versions of PowerPoint have new functions and features that earlier versions of PowerPoint cannot load. We'll take note of your tech setup to ensure that our presentations for you run as intended.

Designing with branding

How are you able to design with our company's brand?

If you have any brand guidelines, we ask you to provide them early on in the process so that we can familiarize ourselves not only with your logos, colors, and fonts, but the overarching brand tone. Our collaborative process includes rounds of revision for you to provide your feedback on the presentation design.

Are you able to design within our very strict corporate brand guidelines?

Absolutely! Many of our clients are companies with well-established brand identities. We do our due diligence to maintain the integrity of their branding when designing their presentations and collateral.

Strict brand guidelines do not necessarily restrict the possibility of creating a sophisticated PowerPoint; our presentation designers thoughtfully use photos, animations, and other visuals to build the story.

We don't have concrete branding yet or we're in the process of updating our brand. Can you work without defined brand elements?

Yes! When we work with clients who are still ironing out the details of their branding, we ask them to provide us any materials they have already and to share their design inspirations. From there, we lay out moodboards of different tones and styles to see which resonates the most with what our client has in mind.

Security

We have highly sensitive information. Will my data remain confidential?

Absolutely—we respect the proprietary nature of businesses, and enforce a strict confidentiality policy company-wide. From the first point of contact with you, we assume a non-disclosure agreement (NDA); we are happy to sign your company's NDA as well.

Where do you store my files and data?

All of our files are stored securely in an industry-leading content server. The server exceeds regulatory standards and encrypts each file using AES 256-bit encryption in diverse locations.

Additionally, the Stinson team works completely in-house, so your files will not cross borders.

How secure is my data?

We take data security seriously. We enforce numerous internal policies and procedures to ensure that Stinson continues to meet compliance and security standards for data protection, including multi-factor authentication for all company accounts and access restrictions.

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