Startup – Powerpoint Template by AQR Studio is a no-frills deck for rapid business communications.
It’s a regular length suite. Don’t be fooled by the colour variations bumping up the total slide count. It’s unique designs that count and we go from approximately 150 down to 30 with this in mind.
Neutral greyscale colourways suggest adding a corporate accent to create an instant facelift.
The fonts won’t hurt your eyeballs. They’re standard issue corporate sans serifs with a slightly condensed headline. If pressed for time, this would slip under the radar without any adjustment.
Curiously, the page numbering is in the top left corner. It looks odd above the headline and should probably be moved. The top right hand side corner is reserved for a rotated page signifier.
Lose the hipster photography from the slide previews and you have a suitable set of placeholders for practical use.
Text slides contain the basic selection of layouts. This functionality is true on the charts and infographics too.
The pre-packed colour palette on the charts and infographics is a garish mix of cheese, mustard, mint and slate. It’s unappetizing so throw it away immediately.
There are no icons at all inside this bundle of slides. It’s not really an issue since many expansive sets are readily available. The device set is also surplus to requirements unless you need some redundant tech images.
Overall, a low cost entry level corporate suite that could work if you’re prepared to give it some attention, and could make a quiet pass if you aren’t.