Hi! I am Paula, the gal behind SlidesMania.
I want to say that I am not a designer, nor an educator, and I am totally blown away by the support this project is having. I feel that saying thank you is not enough!
I have a 9 to 6 job that has nothing to do with design or creativity. I work in a financial department and I am surrounded by numbers and structured data the whole day. Because of this, the creative side of my brain is always trying to come out, and making templates became a fun hobby that allowed me to scratch that itch. This has led to SlidesMania being born.
At first, almost every template was for general use, but once I jumped into the Twitterverse and started interacting with so many amazing educators from all over the world, SlidesMania began turning and I started working on templates for education. The ultimate push was given by the pandemic, and seeing myself working remotely for my day job, and having my daughter learning from home at the same time. The lack of organization, that we almost all suffered, got me thinking on templates to make the distance learning journey a bit easier. And the planners were born, along the choice boards, and all the interactive templates.
Again, I am very grateful for the warm welcome SlidesMania is having, especially by the edu community. And I apologize if I don’t get to work on all the special requests I receive, I try my best, but days are way too short lately!