How do you strike the perfect balance between functional and beautiful? Check out these attention-grabbing presentation folders designs for a spot of inspiration.
Designing a presentation folder that stands out but still looks business-like is a real creative challenge. You need something that’s functional and doesn’t distract from the actual presentation, but also attention-catching enough that it will be remembered. To inspire your own creations, here are some inspiring presentation folder designs that have caught our eye recently...
- Also read: 10 innovative business cards
01. Ivy Hotel
Los Angeles-based CRU Agency created a design for San Diego's Ivy hotel that's looks deceptively plain and simple, but is actually quite smart and very elegant. You can tell just looking at the ornate logo that this hotel is very high-end.
02. Lewis & Arnold
Showcase Creative created this eye-popping design for Lewis & Arnold that makes great use of the Spot UV technique, which causes the company’s name, logo, and 'blueprint' to have a high-impact, glossy sheen that jumps out and grabs you.
03. Serpentine Cut Corporate Folder.
Created for visual communications agency Riot Creative Imaging by CF Folder Designers, this sleek design is bold but deceptively simple on the outside, and a riot (no pun intended) of colour on the inside.
04. Laptop folder
Now this is how you create a presentation folder that stands out. Msalah's design looks so much like a real laptop computer that you might even be tempted to open it up and start hitting keys. And the functionality fits the design, too, with a 'disk drive' that holds a real CD or DVD.
05. Tensports folder
With a design that looks like a random tagger left his mark, this folder by Workstation for sports channel Tensports has a real vibrancy.
06. University of Arts Presentation Folder
This design may be, as creator Horhew says, just a "homework assignment", but the decision to use a "doodling" style gives it a cool, artsy vibe that really works.
07. Accrete Presentation Folder
Something about this design from Discovery Design for training provider Accrete just pops. Maybe it's the soothing shades of blue. Or the sharp lines and corners. Whatever it is, it makes you sit up and take notice.
08.Cidma Group Corporate Folder
Gill Cad clearly likes to challenge our expectations of shape. This design for home and building consultantcy The Cidma Group surpasses the one above in terms of how far it's willing to stray from the norm, and this very inventiveness makes it a winner.
09. Zarqa Projects Folder
Designer Aljonaidy keeps the design relatively simple here, but what he does incredibly well is to pick the right colours and focus on QIT company Zarqa's logo, even going so far as to make the 'Z' a part of the overall look of the folder.
10. Hartland Builders Presentation Folder
Though relatively simple, this design gets so many things right. It makes the fantastic logo the focus, really selling the sunny, happy community this company can create. That great in and of itself, but when coupled with the dark wood finish on the bottom half of the cover, it creates a sense of strength and permanence.
Words: Darryl Tott
Have you seen an inspiring example of a presentation folder design? Let us know in the comments below!