I have been fighting to elevate presentation design for so long and I finally had the tipping point at my last job where upper management realized its importance. It was a major breakthrough. Immediately after, I got a new job and entered into a new company where the one other designer hired with me obviously held a lot of disdain for PowerPoint. She was very vocal about it and she clearly believed that design and presentations didn’t belong together. Any time the word presentation or PowerPoint came up, she condescended and snubbed it.
Well, my friends, only 2 months in, a miracle has happened. Because much of the workload is in PowerPoint here, this same person humbly and seriously asked me if she could be my presentation design apprentice.