Putting the user at the center of our offline experience gives us clear direction on how to build and structure our offices files, company badge & clothing, signage and packaging. And this doesn’t solely apply to design. It’s just as relevant for our content and messaging.
Approved templates make everyone’s lives easier. After all, why reinvent the wheel (and risk getting our brand execution wrong)?
Well, if you use these approved DSM templates, you don’t have to worry about getting the brand right – because it’s all done for you.
You’ll find DSM Office Templates via the DSM Office Templates environment – or just by starting up your PowerPoint or Word application.
The Microsoft Word templates are available in A4 and US Letter – plus six further formats (eg press release). The PowerPoint poster and flyer templates are also available in different layouts and sizes. All templates use the Fira Sans typeface.
And if you’re looking to customize a template (or perhaps update Microsoft Outlook to the latest DSM Outlook theme) manuals are available to help you.
When it comes to powerpoint, we’ve applied the same modular, ‘ready-to-go’ concept as used for our other digital communications (like web pages). The goal: to make this process as fast and simple for you as possible.
Why use a visual device for your powerpoint design when you can use a powerful image? To help you make fast, smart image choices we’ve provided a selection of ‘quick start’ images that are approved and ready-to-use. Naturally, you can add your own images based on the criteria we’ve provided in these guidelines. You can find different layouts for your content in the Slide Master. Also, remember to use divider slides to break up your chapters (another great opportunity to use images); and your presentation shouldalways include the end slide, featuring the DSM visual device and brand promise.
Adding, removing, cropping and placingyour images doesn’t have to be difficult. Just follow the simple instructions shown at the start of the template. As you can see, an image can be displayed at 1/3, 1/2 or full width of the slide – and remember that if you decide to replace an approved image with one of your own, always be sure to delete the existing image (never use ‘replace image’) and be sure that the copyrights are not infringed!
The Microsoft PowerPoint templates are available in English (Fira Sans) and Chinese (Source Han Sans) in multicolor and single color. Next the general PowerPoint presentations there are also poster and flyer templates available in different layouts and sizes.
To make life easier for you we’ve also created a set of branded stationery templates – including business cards (in European and American sizes).
Business cards can be printed on two types of paper: 250 g/m2 (standard) or 300 g/m2 for higher quality – with all contact information on the front (unless the business card is bilingual).
Please order your business cards through the following preferred suppliers:
A professional email signature that reflects a consistent and uniform company brand is key for helping us create the right impression.
We recommend that you include in your signature, as a minimum, the contact information shown here (1) .
Adding any further symbols, icons or logos to the email signature is limited to social media icons only (Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, and Facebook as shown in example 2 ).
To update your Outlook application and your email signature to the DSM Theme you can advise the Manual how to update your Outlook to DSM that helps you step by step getting all settings right.
More information on templates in general can be found on SharePoint (only for employees) DSM office templates.
For employees only