Keynote Kung-Fu coming to the Big Design Conference

I’ll speaking at this year’s Big(D) conference about how iWork’s Keynote is an indispensable design tool in my process:

Keynote Kung-Fu: How Ninjas Wireframe

Keynote is a cheap, friction-free tool to create elegant wireframes in a 
format that’s perfect for presentations, pitches, and hand-offs.

Visio, Omnigraffle, and Balsamiq will be jealous

I’ve been using Keynote as my primary sketching/wireframing/low-fi prototyping tool for years now. Most people cant their head when I tell them.


Tickets are still available, mozy on over an Register to see the show.


  1. Geof Harries said:

    That’s it, I’m moving the family to Dallas. No fair that you and others get to attend all of these amazing conferences so cheaply and close to home.

  2. chuck said:

    Its gonna be AWESOME!

  3. Travis Isaacs said:

    Haha, come on down Geof, you’ll love both seasons in Texas.

  4. Marcelo said:

    I’m not a designer (by training), but I’ve designed my entire wedding in Keynote – Save the Date, Program, Reception Name Cards, Table cards, and Rehearsal Dinner Invitation, and they are amazing.

    I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I did in Photoshop.

    Wish I could see your preso at Big(D)! I have family commitments that weekend, but I expect to see your deck on note and point :)

  5. Travis Isaacs said:

    Marcello I’m the same way. I’ve designed cards, flyers, a tri-fold brochure, even t-shirts in Keynote. The killer thing is that you can design in Keynote and either paste the contents into Photoshop as smart-objects (pseudo vector) or into Illustrator as paths.