Ai & Presentations with Jill Callan of Beautiful.ai
ABOUT THE EPISODE
You’re on the 18 th slide of the presentation. Almost done. And then you realize
you’ve missed a category – which means you have to redesign 70% of what you’ve
already finished. We’ve all been there. Fortunately – leveraging automation & Ai,
Beautiful.ai’s presentation engine solves this exact problem. Engineers simplify
And what’s next beyond this? Will engineers start learning more design, and vice-
versa? What about staffing at agencies, how will that change in the age of Ai? What
does more time on content and context allow designers to do?
Having started her career at almost 20 years ago at GM Hill Holiday Advertising and
then subsequently working at Verizon Telecom, SXM Radio, Shutterfly & Creative
Live; Jill has been part of some major shifts in the advertising and design worlds.
Just as driven today as when she first started out, her succinctness and energy can’t
[01:35] – Episode Intro
[02:15] – About Jill Callan
[03:01] – About Beautiful.ai
[03:40] – Why did you join Beautiful.ai? What problem does it solve for people?
[06:30] – What motivates the team at Beautiful.ai, given people use Powerpoint & KeyNote?
[09:15] – The Ai & Automation component in Beautiful.ai
[11:50] – Spending more time on the content & context
[12:20] – Kenny Nguyen – Author of ‘The Big Fish Experience : Create memorable presentations that reel in your audience’
[12:45] – Designers as part of the Beautiful.ai ecosystem
[13:58] – What is the role of technology in the democratization of design?
[15:20] – Clearscope: Automating Content Creation for SEO
[16:36] – Tesla, IBM, Salesforce using Beautiful.ai
[18:20] – The general state of the advertising & branding industries today
[19:48] – Shifts in talent within agencies over time
[20:35] – Clearbit : data products & API’s
[21:14] – Will we see more engineers in agencies? Will design schools have more technical instruction?
[23:38] – Upskilling / Reskilling advice
[26:47] – Recommendations on Courses / Videos etc. to start with
[28:05] – The good & bad of Ai + automation of jobs
[29:19] – Contact Jill
[29:56] – Episode Outro