28 Creative PowerPoint and Keynote Presentation Designs

There’s a certain art to putting together a solid presentation and PowerPoint and Keynote are the primary tools of the trade.  The “art” comes into play when you’re trying to set yourself apart; so how you use the tools is of great importance.  Often it is the design of the presentation itself that does the trick.  In an effort to help you put together a great-looking presentation, here are 28 examples of creative presentation designs using Powerpoint and Keynote:

1. 1 Billion Hungry Project


2. What the F**k is Social Media NOW?



3. How to Get Started as a Web Entrepreneur



4. Cost Effective Web Development Techniques



5. Good vs. Great(er) Design



6. Communication Patterns



7. Fast and Furious Startups



8. Designing iPhone & iPad Apps



9. What Developers and Designers Don’t Get…


10. Kill procrastination



11. Get Stoked on Web Typography SXSW 2010



12. Due Diligence for Angel Investments



13. Soap



14. Creative Thinking



15. Burn Your PowerPoints



16. 40 More Slides + Memorable Quotes from Cannes Lions 2010



17. The Creative Brief: A Research Project



18. 100 Beautiful Slides from Cannes Lions 2010



19. New Business Opportunities In Retail



20. I’m on Facebook, Now What?!



21. MagnetBoard (Template)


22. 8 Minutes for Creative Refreshment


23. How To Be Creative


24. Designing and Developing Windowed Interfaces for Web Apps


25. 2010 And Beyond

26. Implementing Design – Bulletproof A-Z


27. Building on the Shoulders of Giants

28. Appstorm Presentation



Presentation Resources

There are plenty of great resources online for presentation design, here are a few:

Know any other great resources? Comment them in!

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Mike Vardy an editor on Work Awesome. We could tell you where his personal productivity parody site, Eventualism and all of his other projects reside on the web, but you'd be best served going to Vardy.me and following the trail of virtual bread crumbs from there.


  1. endrik on the 4th August

    Thank you so much! These were VERY interesting people with creative ideas. I hope my brain won’t explode to these things 😀

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Jeff on the 5th August

    I second you with that, woah! i’m gonna get stuck for a moment! Thanks guys.

  3. iphone news reader on the 5th August

    Great collection Mike, thanks for sharing. I wish those creative brains will share all the stuff as open source design, great stuff….looking at it just made me give up on learning design.

    • Al on the 21st August

      pffffft… never give up. Don’t you think you have to learn something about design to appreciate it?

  4. B on the 5th August

    This is a very creative webpage full of promising and fluent artists with intresting peices of arts. Thank you for the post.

  5. Kbdesign on the 5th August

    Wow, fantastic! Really awesome collection I’m feeling inspired. Keep up the good stuff.

  6. rashid on the 5th August

    im gona exploooooooooooodde..
    Very creative work from around the world! would love more posts like this..!

  7. Sachin on the 6th August

    I have not seen any better ppts in my life then these..thanks a lot…

  8. Bratu Sebastian on the 6th August

    Really cool and colorful presentations. Great work !!!

  9. Forty on the 6th August

    Cool stuff!

  10. magron on the 7th August

    WOWWW!!!cool!!! tks a lot!!!

  11. Kredi Karsilastir on the 9th August

    Awesome compilation, thanks!

  12. Shevonne on the 12th August

    Very cool!

    • tahir on the 1st February

      yes very cool

  13. Jesse on the 18th August

    Wow, 3 of these presentations are mine, i’m honored, thanks!


  14. Conor on the 19th August

    So inspiring

  15. Jesse on the 25th August

    Hi Mike, I have another presentation that you might like:


    • Neeraj Kumar on the 29th November

      Heyy Jesse!

      Jus saw your slides, nice work!

      One question though, what you use? Powerpoint or Keynote?

    • Jesse on the 30th November

      Hi Neeraj,

      I use mostly keynote for the creative ones.. but unfortunately I have to stick to PPT for the corporate internal presentations.

    • Neeraj Kumar on the 30th November



      I always wanted to create awesome presentations (i am a programmer by nature, so u can understand my natural immunity to designing aspects 🙂 )

      Also, I will be stealing some ideas from your slides… hehe… if you don’t mind 🙂


    • Camélia on the 26th April

      Hi Jesse, I’m intersting for your presentations, thanks for you.
      So, I need ideas about my futur presentation with powerpoint. The topic is : Periruban landscape, I want do its graphic like the 3D films cinema. I hope do the original one. Can you help me?

      Thank you very much.

  16. iPL on the 5th September

    Great Compilation! Thanks. I can apply some of the style on my day job. 🙂

  17. anick on the 13th September

    Good job.

  18. Peter Mogensen on the 1st October

    Really cool and creative presentations. I usually buy templates for powerpoint at place like http://www.presentationfuel.com or slideshoping.com and them customize them – these are much more creative!!!

  19. Laura on the 19th October

    Wow , I like them . Could you send them to me ?

  20. Alex Hagan on the 11th November

    Inspiring, and a great resource. Thankyou!

  21. Purwoshop on the 13th December

    Great Idea..very inspiring..thx for sharing ^_^

  22. KP on the 13th December

    Great resources! You could also try – http://www.24point0.com/latest-posts-on-ppt-tips/ for some advice and more resources on presentations.

  23. Mike on the 9th March

    Usually I use designs from http://www.smiletemplates.com but these also very creative. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Moritz on the 1st May

    Fantastic work! Greetings from Germany…

  25. Jim on the 11th May

    Some superb design there, thanks! I came across some lovely templates on graphic river – worth a look. http://graphicriver.net/user/DMXdesign/portfolio

  26. Pixelperfx Studios on the 12th May

    Really superb!

  27. antaenG on the 29th June

    Fantastic! Some of them actuallly made me feel desperated by comparing with my PPTs. Thanks for sharing them. from South Korea. : )

  28. Emma Bannitser on the 4th July

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful collection…. feeling very inspired!

  29. Alexander Roan on the 10th July

    Just came across this site / post.

    So tired of the same old boring corporate presentations and really want to work on adding some design…

    Not only learning about great design here, but also content, structure, style etc..!

    Awesome examples and great links !!

  30. Gorila on the 26th July

    Next Gen PPT design. You might want to watch this.


  31. D.srinivas on the 2nd August

    very good
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful collection…. feeling very inspired!

  32. Steve B on the 5th August

    Great creativity on these ppts. (The links to the slideshare presentations seem to be broken though.) It’s nice to see some good ones.

    I know powerpoint is still the standard, but with innovations like Prezi (www.prezi.com) I think that may be changing very soon.

  33. Lee Featherby on the 9th August

    Okay, so I am going to stand up and say I disagree. I have put my full name on this post so you can contact me directly (please, no death threats) but I think its important someone make some key points about this compilation.

    A few key points before you start slamming me however. Firstly, I am REALLY committed to seeing presentation standards improve and I acknowledge this attempt at doing so. Secondly, I am not criticising the creativity and design elements included here…some of them are truly spectacular…but i am challenging the notion that they are killer slide decks. Thirdly I have been through many but not all of them. Fourthly, my business is about creating presentations (thats all we do) so I have the hands on experience to make these points. Finally, I am giving really shortened explanations of the issues that could take much longer than the space here to explain. I ask you to take what i say as the startiing point to ask “what makes a good presentation”…my aim is to add to the conversation here, not criticise whats on display.

    So they are:

    1. Nice looking slides dont necessarily make killer presentations, they can be badly designed slides from a presentation context.

    2. A series of image slides, with which either dont make or communicate a key point on each slide does not make it a killer slide deck. Every slide must do one or the other of of those things. If I cant see the point of a slide, probably neither can athe audience, so therefore its a distraction not a contribution. (Key question here: why do you create a slide? Then, what rules guide you in what you put on it?)

    3. Many of these decks are just a series if slides, one after the other, many having no visual consistency. Killer slide decks have a visual narrative that flows smoothly from one slide to the next, just like a verbal narrative. If you told a story verbally that was a disjointed verbally as some of the these decks are visually, would anyone be able to follow it? Why is visual different? Make a presentation where people cant even tell where one slide stops and another starts.

    4. Prezi, keynote, powerpoint…if you think changing the software will make a difference you are looking in the wrong place. The only difference prezi makes is it makes people “motion sick by prezi” rather than “death by powerpoint” or “killed by keynote”.

    5. Some are incedibly text heavy. These have been designed to be read, not presented, so they are documents not slide decks. As teh later they work but nit the former.

    I could write much more but for the sake of allowing other poeple to make a contribution to this discussion I will leave it at that. As previously stated, my aim is to have you, as designers, distinguish between what works in a presentation and how that is a different environment than print or other media.

    • Al on the 21st August

      Yep. Reread the above.

    • Tom on the 6th December

      It’s absolutely true there is a difference between effective presentation and amazing design, but the two are not exclusive. One can craft a great design template but not get the message across rendering it ineffective or present the information well but leave the viewer visually unimpressed.

      In working with clients, crafting a deck is always tricky in a deliverable context as the client is both being presented to and given the deck for their own use. This usually requires a balanced mix between text heavy and lower content heavy slides.

      The notion of a slide deck today isn’t what it used to be. It’s not always an in person interaction and they have to be able to speak for themselves. Many of these presentations weren’t in a business context, so following the same presentation principles of delivering a message on each slide doesn’t always apply. Slides are no longer shared with just the intended audience, they are shared socially to interested audiences around the world and creative template designs with heavier text help get that message across when no one is there to tell the story.

  34. Hordofa on the 10th August

    I can say all are so impressive that I can’t comment one !

  35. Madeline on the 10th August

    Thanks for this. We’ve just started creating powerpoint slides and uploading them to Slideshare, so this has been great for providing us with inspiration.

  36. Don on the 10th September

    Here a video I made entirely in Keynote ’09.


  37. sabrina on the 12th November

    Thank you very much for that. I’m trying to come up with a relatively creative powerpoint presentation layout.

  38. Ankit Singh on the 16th November

    Awesome Ones! Thank You Very Much!

  39. nouldy arnolus on the 23rd November

    how to use it to microsoft powerpoint, is it for all editions of power point

  40. Online Gitarrenkurs on the 3rd December

    Thank you for these designs. Absolutely inspiring!
    I especially like #15 😀

  41. nasim on the 24th December

    can You please send to me this nice and beautiful presentation?
    mu email:majd_nasim@yahoo.com

  42. Sanjeeb Sahu on the 27th January

    Cool collections..Really inspired a lot…
    Thanks for sharing…

  43. Retail Panda on the 20th February

    Great collection Mike, thanks for sharing. I wish those creative brains will share all the stuff as open source design, great stuff….looking at it just made me give up on learning design.

  44. Buddhika on the 27th February

    Wonderful PowerPoint and keynote slides/template can be found in http://www.slidesdesigner.com .
    Check that out.

  45. Mansoureh on the 12th March

    I cannot download any if below PPT, is there any other way to download them or not?
    Are they PPT or PDF?
    I mean is it possible to change their data and use their design or not?

  46. james on the 18th April

    Here is another great presentation service

  47. Staff on the 8th May

    Great posting! Totally agree that you need to think outside of the box to elevate your presentations from plain text/info to impactful messages!

  48. Alex on the 24th July

    What a fantastic sharing!
    Good work!

  49. Zirk on the 7th September

    Amazing presentations indeed, and great ressources for creative inspiration. Thank you!

  50. Dan on the 14th January

    Great templates and very inspiring, none of the above is boring nor traditional, I think I can make use of any of them. Excellent job, thank you !

  51. Mike on the 19th January

    Nice work!!!
    What about this one? http://www.novaty.com



  52. Jen on the 27th March

    Love, love, LOVE! Thanks!

  53. YURI ROJAS on the 30th May

    excellent post, I loved ..

  54. Amir on the 1st March

    Thanks a lot for these.
    Some are really inspiring.
    For more creative presentation ideas this may also be interesting:

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