Jumpstart your next presentation with these fully customizable free PowerPoint templates, based on professional and on-trend designs.
These completely custom-made and totally customizable PowerPoint templates are available as a free download. Try the first template’s theme that uses organic shapes and distressed texture for an artistic but sleek look. Or opt for the second template’s bolder style, using clean and powerful lines for a minimal and focused presentation.
Whether you’re designing your first PowerPoint ever, or you’re looking for an easy solution to your millionth presentation, these two free templates will speed up your workflow and get you some design cred. You can check out our tips for making a really attractive PowerPoint presentation, but if you’re in a bind these templates are all you need.
Each PowerPoint template comes with plenty of layouts, shapes, elements, images, and fonts for you to create your own presentations with the artwork. The designs are custom-made — you won’t find them in PowerPoint itself, but they’re still editable in the program.
Let’s dig in to see what you get in this free download, and how to can use the templates to create your own personalized presentations.
These assets are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to redistribute them.
Free Organic Style PowerPoint Template
This template follows recent trends in startup branding. We call it “organic” because of its natural color palette, naturally free-hand shaped corner elements, and textured accents that lend a handmade look. The fonts are modern and easy to read, helping you create text blocks that stand out on the screen, in a good way.
The last page contains a collection of accents based on our free linocut shapes pack. These are pre-colored and cropped for ease of use, so you can place them anywhere in your presentation where you need a little extra character. Mixing the flat accents with the textured ones in your slides will vary the style of your PowerPoint and keep your audience visually engaged.
Free Bold Minimalism PowerPoint Template
Here’s one for the power-brokers who need to set a clean, calm, and collected — but never boring — tone in their presentations. In contrast to the Organic Shapes template, this one is all business . . . well-designed business.
No one will mistake this minimalist look as generic. It’s all style and balance. The color palette is bold but unadorned, featuring neutral grays, whites, and navy, plus a few upscale greens to liven things up. The angular shapes can be used to frame text boxes and photos, drawing attention to the important messages of your presentation. With a few just-right photos to set the vibe for your own images, you’ll get your point across and might hear a few accolades on your design skills afterward.
You can copy the lines, shapes, and triangle elements sprinkled throughout the template layouts, and paste them to extra slides to make your own variations on the theme.
Using and Customizing Your Free PowerPoint Templates
Once you’ve downloaded the free pack, open the ZIP file on your computer. You can open either one of the .potx files in the downloaded folder to begin with. They will open as PowerPoint presentation files, but to save them as templates that you can customize anytime, go to File > Save as Template.
To open these templates next time around, open PowerPoint and go to File > New From Template. In the window that opens, go to New on the left sidebar menu, and choose Personal at the top of the window. This will show the templates you’ve saved. Choose one, and you’re ready to go without worrying about saving over the original.
You can use these straight-up or borrow the elements for a creative base on which to build your own master template.
You wouldn’t want to solely rely on PowerPoint’s built-in graphics for “wow” factor. However, you can employ its functions, like graphs, and use the free template elements to augment them. That’s how you’ll get the most out of these templates.
If you’re eager to go down the customization rabbit hole, we have a ton of free downloads for you to check out, like this mega-post of free textures, with paper backgrounds and linocut icons too. Download them for free, then drag and drop, resize, and position, by using these guides. Be sure to poke around here too and learn more about designing for PowerPoint presentations.
Want more on creating effective PowerPoints? Check out these links.
- 9 Tips for Making Beautiful PowerPoint Presentations
- How to Design Impressive Powerpoint Title Slides in Editor
- Why Your PowerPoints Need a Master Template (and How to Make One)
- How to Add Video to Your PowerPoint Slides for More Engaging Presentations
- Change Theme Colors in PowerPoint to Customize Your Presentation