Building templates

Most templates start as a design in PDF or InDesign from one of our design clients. If there is no final design, we can work with the client based on the brand guideline details, or their existing branding as a starting point.


With existing designs we print them out, review them, consider what functionality is needed, and question how we have to build it, and what the end user needs to do with it. We develop the templates with the end user in mind and that sometimes requires the occasional design compromise, where an intended functionality doesn’t fit the way the software works. We work very hard to retain as much of the original design as we can, but make it as easy on the user as possible.

We specialise in:

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Publisher
  • Apple Keynote
  • Google Slides
  • Google Docs

Most designers produce layouts that are destined for ink on paper. That’s great for printing, but it only answers some of the questions for something more interactive, like Word or Keynote. Even the simplest letterhead is more than one page. We estimate the work based on the individual project, and the more detailed the brief, the more accurate we can be with the costs, and how long it will take to produce. We will try to talk you through any aspect of the work, and explain the proposal we make. [It’s a technical subject and some projects can be quite involved.]

Venstd presentation templates
Google Slides example title


    • Stationery templates
      Letterheads, memos, meeting notes, Agendas, etc. All well behaved and easy to use.
    • Promotional and information templates
      Fact sheets, menus, case studies, forms, newsletters, email, etc.
    • Report and proposal templates
      Cover, table of contents, main body and more.
    • PowerPoint, Keynote or Google Slides templates
      Users get to build their own presentations from our templates with fully branded, predefined title slides, dividers and prebuilt custom layouts and slides.
    • Custom presentations in PowerPoint, Keynote or Google Slides
      Designed and built specifically for an event. These often involve very creative use of animation, video and/or a combination of techniques to produce a very high quality result.

Building templates requires us to deal with issues you probably don’t even know you have, both during and after the work, we support everything we do, so you can rely on us being here when you need us, and ready to answer whatever questions you, or your clients, have.

If you have a project that includes implementing user templates, send an email to or give one of us a call on 020 3251 0251.

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