On Visme, you can design and share beautiful content, presentations, documents, infographics, visual graphics and more. Payman Taei, founder and CEO of Visme shares more details with us in this interview.
Please tell us your name and about yourself?
My name is Payman Taei and I am the founder and CEO of Visme. I started a web design agency in 2001 and over the years discovered a gap in the market of design tools. All the design tools on the market were either easy enough for anyone to use, but lacking in flexibility and functionality, or they were full of great features, but not ones that a non-professional designer could use. We built Visme to help fill that gap in 2013. Over the years, we have tested, added and grown different feature sets of Visme. Today we have 8 million users spread across the globe.
What is Visme, and unique services are you offering?
Visme is a cloud-based visual content creation and collaboration platform, empowering anyone to create professional, branded content no matter their design background.
From engaging presentations and infographics to documents, videos and graphics, Visme helps teams and individuals scale and control their content creation by centralizing all media assets into one easily-accessible location.
We give you the power of a design tool like Adobe, with the ease of use of more simple design tools like Powerpoint. With Visme, users aren’t restricted to one content type and companies of all sizes use Visme to create beautiful branded content without needing any particular design background.
Some features that make Visme stand out:
- Charts and graphs built into Visme that allow users to create data visualizations.
- Collaboration toolkit to help users improve their workflows and get feedback from all contributors of a project.
- Integrations with other popular business tools to make the content creation even more seamless.
On Visme, you can design presentations, infographics and other visuals. Could you give us a walkthrough of the platform and how it works?.
Absolutely! To start creating content, create a free account or login into your existing Visme account.
- Create a new project and choose what type of content you’d like to create.
- Select from one of our thousands of customizable templates, or start from scratch on your design.
- Insert content with your own, and customize fonts and colors.
- Use Visme’s library of millions of stock photos, icons or charts to add interest to your content, or upload your own.
- Invite your team to comment and annotate to bring your content to final format.
- Download your content as a high-quality PDF, PNG, JPG, or share online with a link. You can even insert HTML5 code onto your own website to place your Visme content using an iFrame.
You can also get an overview of Visme here in video format:
What is the technology behind the Visme smart features that help you create faster designs and what makes it better than other tools like PowerPoint or Prezi?
Our interactive and animation features differentiate Visme over PowerPoint and Prezi. With Visme you can create animated and interactive content experiences with interactive pop-ups and hover effects. You can also embed third-party content such as a tableau visualization, forms or surveys.
We also have a brand kit that gives admins the ability to set brand standards with colors, fonts, logos and templates that your team can use and customize to create their own content while staying compliant with brand guidelines.
Both Powerpoint and Prezi are also restricted to just presentations. We give you the ability to create any type of content, all in one platform.
Visme also offers both online or offline powerful features for designing and presenting, how does this work?.
We offer a variety of options for sharing your content. To share offline, you can download as a PDF, JPG, PNG or video. To keep all animations and interactivity intact, we recommend that users publish their content to the web with a click of a button. That link can be shared publicly or privately, with groups large and small. Another way to maintain all animation and interactivity is to use HTML5 to embed it onto your own website or landing page.
Coronavirus and dwindling economies have created more demand to work from home virtually, can Visme in anyway help users make a decent living?
Absolutely! Visme streamlines remote work by giving employees the power to create amazing visual communication for clients, sales prospects or internal communications.
The need for tools that allow for easy, remote communication is high, and Visme’s collaboration tools make it simple to collect feedback on your projects and get them out to the world swiftly.
We also save company’s money on expensive professional design services and put the power into the employee’s hands to create amazing, branded content completely on their own.
Tell us more about the educational and professional presentation skills training by Visme, who is this training for and what do we gain from it?
Most career paths require creating and delivering presentations at one point or another. It’s a skill set that is often needed, but rarely taught. This presentation course is great for new professionals looking to add skills to their resume, or really anyone looking to become a presentation guru. You’ll come out of the course with the skills needed to create the arc of your presentation, design it beautifully, and even present it with confidence.
On Visme, you can customize anything to match your brand, enlighten us more on the importance of proper branding.
Even the smallest of businesses can benefit from establishing a consistent brand look and feel. Your brand tells your customers who you are and what you are all about. Creating that continuity establishes trust with your customers and helps them remember you for the future.
What type of support is available for Visme users, could you tell us about your team and customer support?
Visme is currently composed of about 50 people, spread all across the globe. Our remote team thrives with clear communication so that we can work asynchronously to build an amazing product.
We have 24/7 support for our customers via email. For our enterprise users, we provide access to our Customer Success Manager for a more “white glove” experience and custom help with anything they might need.
Do you have any available opportunities for investors and partners at Visme?
Visme is profitable and organically growing at a healthy rate over the last 7 years. The platform has grown to over 8 million users without external investment. You can support Visme by becoming a Visme user. We invest heavily into our product and growth from the revenue we generate through our premium plans.
You can also become a Visme affiliate by earning commission on referrals by applying at www.visme.co/partners.