As you can probably tell by now, I’m a big fan of keeping presentation templates simple. Content should be king, and the graphics in the template should be totally secondary and non-obtrusive. Of course that’s with the assumption that your content is really good – I’ve actually had clients ask me to design a template for them that was visually powerful for the sole purpose of taking the attention off the (poor) content. Seriously. It happens.
This commercial aviation PowerPoint template is a perfect example of the “light and simple” types of templates I prefer to build. The cover slide features a side-profile view of a Boeing 737-800 airliner (which came directly from my aircraft illustration collection), hovering above a clean white background and directly in front of a dark gray graphic. There’s a slight watermark image of a world map on it, which gives the template some international flair – but it would be easy to cover up in PowerPoint or Photoshop if you don’t want it.
For the interior slides, I decided to keep things really (really) simple. I debated whether or not I wanted to include an aircraft graphic of some sort, but I really feel that these pages don’t need it. But you could easily add one on your own if you want to add a bit more to this theme.
Speaking of customization, the great thing about this template is that you can put your own livery (or company logo) on the 737 on the cover slide and make this template totally yours!