The International Society of Arboriculture asked me to develop and design a slideshow for their Z133 workshop. The wanted a template that could be used in both PowerPoint and Articulate Storyline.
The theme of the presentation was "Arborist Safety" — the project was built around the orange, black, and white color scheme of the Z133 Safety Manual. Managing the demands of this product was a blast. Great things can happen with a strong team of subject matter experts and intructional designers at your disposal.
I created two flavors of slides — in both black and white. I personally prefer black backgrounds on Powerpoint slides because it's much easier on the audience's eyes, which is better for concentration.
Originally, I was told that the slides needed to have actual photographs of accidents from the field of arboriculture. I suggested using stick figures instead of actual bloodied people. I didn't want to trigger anybody.
The ISA also wanted a branded handout that was better-looking tha the default one that PowerPoint creates. I stuck with the same aesthetic.
A Work in Progress
After creating the slides, I handed them off to the ISA's instructional designers. She now has all the tools she needs to create an amazing presentation.