Charlotte – Powerpoint Template by fourtyonestd is a thoughtful, stylish presentation template deck. It’s worth checking out this store as there are plenty of pleasant looking options and variations. At $12 for a commercial license this is top value.
The mockup content suggests a fashion look book vibe. The developer also recommends this for branding, corporate or portfolio uses too.
Charlotte contains around thirty slides with a strong emphasis for multiple small images per slide or one strong, large image coupled with a paragraph or two of text.
The typography is based around a clean sans serif with slight curved ends. The tiny body copy is a regular component of these nice looking suites… expect them to either be rejected by the client or enlarged upon delivery to your designer.
Woollen earth tones or pottery spring to mind when looking at the provided colour schemes. Muted tones of the photographic art direction work well with the colour palette. It’s worth considering using a tinted colour overlay with your imagery once this suite has been rebranded.
There are web inspired elements such as menu bars to jump to different sections. Your branding is suggested in the lower right hand side of the slide.
One feature that makes this suite distinctive is the use of ‘spots’ behind the headline. This could be adapted to relate to section markers perhaps. Most likely it’s an extraneous element that will need to be removed.
There is an attractive, slim timeline slide which has distinctive elbow bends to create extra space for detail. However, it might feel like a subway map for some clients who prefer a more straightforward linkage.
Placeholder devices in the slides are neatly angled, which works well if you have Photoshop to add a perspective rotation. It might not work so well with basic Powerpoint tools though.
A standard icon set is provided, which will suit only the most rudimentary of layouts.
If you get stuck with this deck, fourtyonestd offers a customer support service.
With a few original features and a sterling price point, this one is certain to make a shortlist when it comes to quick design time.