Didem Dönmez (aka Smashingbug) caught our eye with her outstanding PowerPoint designs. Her clean style and tight branding has captured the hearts of many clients on 99designs, bringing them back again and again. Here, Special Database we chat with this Istanbul-based freelance designer (and music producer!) about her creative career so Special Database far. smashingbug Name: Didem Dönmez 99designs handle: smashingbug Location:
Istanbul, Turkey Specialty: Business Special Database & web design People often think of PowerPoint design as being dry, but clearly you’ve found it stimulating, based on the creativity of your work. What do you find exciting Special Database about this type of project? I was thinking the same before I knew PowerPoint. To be Special Database honest I really hated Microsoft Word and PowerPoint before I met them I thought the creativity was limited. But after some research and working on them, I see that I can create nearly everything that.
I’m also switching between Illustrator and Photoshop to make good templates. Do you typically create the whole Powerpoint during the contest or finish it in the Special Database handover stage? For contests, I first do them in Photoshop to submit a sample of designs to the contest. I’m using Illustrator for vector objects. If you insert an EPS into PowerPoint, it Special Database Special Database becomes a shape so clients can easily change the color. After winning, in the handover I start to make them in PowerPoint.