Starting (or planning) a business is fun. But if you aren’t artistically inclined, coming up with the graphics and diagrams needed to help you present your plans can be a nightmare. That’s where this fully editable org chart template comes in.
A simple (but eye catching) editable org chart template for a wide variety of uses
The main goal of any decent org chart design is flexibility. Things change quickly in business, and you need to be able to adapt to the complexities of an ever-changing staffing situation. That’s why I designed this PSD org chart to be as simple as possible. It consists of an eye-catching background image (which you can easily replace with anything you want), with simple text boxes over top of it.
As you can see in the preview images below, this org chart is very consistent with my overall design style (simple, contrasty, and very dark). There’s no reason why an org chart needs to look boring, so that’s why I gave it the same visual punch that I applied to my Purdue PowerPoint template.
How this org chart template came to be
Of all the graphics I ever made in my career so far, this may have been one of the most important. A long time ago I was part of a small design department within a large corporation, and we had been given an ultimatum by the board of directors: prove your worth to the company (i.e., find something to do) or risk being cut.
Even though I was only a low level designer at the time who didn’t have much pull in the company, I did what I could to help save our department. This org chart template was something I created for the slide deck that our design director was going to pitch to the board.
Back then I only worked in Photoshop, so this is a fully editable PSD file.
It does contain vector smart objects though, it’s still somewhat scalable and flexible if you need to scale and stretch this to custom proportions – especially if you are looking for an org chart that can contain many names. If you need more room, just stretch the background container as wide as you need it to be to fit all your content.
I also updated the background image with a simple 3d rendering that I created of a push pins, which isn’t the image I used for the original design. But since this is a fully editable PSD file, you can change that image to be whatever you want it to be. If you need some inspiration, some of my smokey background images would look fantastic on this template.
So, did this org chart help to save our design department? Unfortunately, no. We were all let go from the company shortly after that big meeting, but things eventually worked out better for me and everyone else involved. That’s the way it goes sometimes!