This is where all the different design elements come together. It ensures order, priority and clear communication.

See the current layout templates here

Grid systems

The grid system is one of our core design principles. It acts as an invisible hand, structuring the layout and ensuring a clear, well organised priority of elements – no matter the medium, complexity, or the variety and amount of content.

There are some grid-based templates available in the resource library. Otherwise, read on to find out how to construct your own grid, and how to find slide templates in PowerPoint.

Laying it out

Use size and weight to create a clear hierarchy between the elements in a layout, with larger ones carrying more importance than smaller ones. When designing Ørsted materials, we make our layouts communicate by using white space, focal points, asymmetry and rhythm.

Constructing a custom grid

If you’re building or editing a grid, consider the medium and the communication you’re working on, and construct margins, columns, rows, gutters, and a baseline grid accordingly.

Professional layouts in PowerPoint

It’s easy to achieve high quality layouts for your presentation slides by using the SlideShopper. This tool comes pre-installed as part of Microsoft PowerPoint on all Ørsted PCs. You can find it in the ‘Orsted' tab in the ribbon at the top of the PowerPoint window.

The SlideShopper lets you choose from pre-made templates with different kinds of slides, including title slides, dividers, slides with tables, maps and pictograms, and slides including the Lifestream. Use the SlideShopper to make your presentation look smart and professional, in a way that conforms to the layout principles we use for all our visual communications.

Did you know?
The ImageShopper tool, which can also be found in the ‘Orsted' tab, gives you access to hundreds of pre-approved, neatly categorised images you can use in your presentation.