I’m not much into social networking, but I’ll admit that Instagram is fun. I’ve got several accounts (my design-related account is @norebbo), and it’s the only social network that I truly enjoy posting on. All the others – not so much. I’d rather be creating content than posting stuff on Facebook and Twitter! Despite my lack of enthusiasm for social media, I do know how powerful it can be so it’s not something I avoid completely. Heck, my Facebook theme from two years ago was one of my best PowerPoint templates on my old template site (now defunct), so that should say a lot right there.
The fact that I enjoy Instagram so much makes it all the much more easy to understand why I had so much fun creating a PowerPoint template theme for it. The focal point of this particular template is by far and away the tie-die neon gradient color scheme – which I’ll admit was a bit out of my comfort zone due to my love of the color gray.
The cover page is by far the most eye-grabbing page of this 3-page ppt template, featuring a large pile of 3d Instagram app icons in the lower right corner. The background is either nauseatingly bright or beautifully balanced depending on how much of a fan you are of the current Instagram brand colors – though I did try to tone things down a bit on the interior slides.
There’s also a version with the old Instagram logo (because retro is cool)
Dedicated to all the die-hard fans who loved the old 3d-style Instagram logo, here is a retro version with that old familiar style. The cover slide features a large rendering of a 3d Instagram app icon which I made many years ago, and I placed it over top of a large version of the lens texture from the icon itself. At first glance it may appear to be just an abstract gradient, but it’s actually part of the icon illustration. I did choose to keep things much more simple on the interior slides though – as I’m a firm believer that the best PowerPoint templates only carryover elements from the cover very sparingly – with a few select colors strategically placed within certain elements.
I also wasn’t sure what to do with the typography of this retro ppt template. I wanted to stay with the Instagram theme as much as possible, so I let go of my tried and true Helvetica font that I’ve been using on nearly every template I’ve created for the past year or so and used Bookman instead. This is very close (but not totally identical) to the typeface used for the “Insta” text in the app icon, so I went with that for the titles. That weird font choice makes me unsure if this is one of my best PowerPoint templates though, but you can certainly tweak it however you’d like from within the slide masters.