A Field Guide to Haiku Deck’s Free Themes

Free Themes for Presentations

Haiku Deck themes keep your decks looking stylish and cohesive from beginning to end, with a professionally designed combination of font, image filter, and color palette for your charts and graphs. Haiku Deck’s twenty free themes are available in both the Haiku Deck iPad app, and the Haiku Deck Web App.

To find the themes, just look for the FONTS/THEMES button in the top center of the Haiku Deck editor.

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Twenty Free Themes

Five Seven Five

Your ideas unleashed

Floating on a summer breeze–

Set your story free.

Our default theme, available in both upper and lower case.

Haiku Deck Five Seven Five

See more example slides and decks on our Five Seven Five Theme Pinterest board.


Zip around in style with this theme’s classic curves and clean lines. Optional image filter makes colors bright and warm, like a favorite Pucci scarf. For jaunty journals or the perfect panini recipe, live La Vita Bella with Volterra.

Available in both upper and lower case.

Haiku Deck Volterra Theme

See more examples on our Volterra Theme Pinterest board.


The stylish sepia wash captures the imagination and steals the scene like a charmingly roguish hero. Whether you’re building out the backstory, presenting a retrospective, or bringing a magical new idea to life, Picaresque is pitch perfect. Available in both upper  and lower case.

Haiku Deck Picaresque Theme

See more example slides and decks on our Picaresque Theme Pinterest board.


Every colorful crane starts with a simple square of paper. This crisp, lighthearted theme with optional shadow-border filter is ideal for illustrating a blog post, enlivening a meeting agenda, or sending a personal message that’s truly a work of art.

Available in both upper and lower case.

Haiku Deck Origami Theme

See more examples on our Origami Theme Pinterest board.


Walk your big idea down the red carpet with this sweeping theme. Whether you’re storyboarding a script, thanking your supporters, or projecting your grand vision, Cinematic is the star of the show. Optional filter teases out the greens for a cinematographer’s touch.

Available uppercase only.

Haiku Deck Cinematic Theme

See more examples on our Cinematic Theme Pinterest board.


Chart your course and explore new depths of meaning with this boldly exquisite theme. Zissou is perfect for presenting a plan, telling a mesmerizing story, and sharing highlights from your adventures, undersea or otherwise.

Available in both upper and lower case.

Haiku Deck Zissou Theme

See more examples on our Zissou Theme Pinterest board.


Bold curves paired with flowing script make this bracing theme an all-season winner. Chill the image tones with optional muted filter. When you’re rallying your team or pitching for a place in the race, you’ll glide to a strong finish with Iditarod.


See more example slides and decks in the Iditarod theme on our Iditarod Theme Pinterest board.


Hardworking and tough, Foundry rolls up its sleeves to make your words pop more strongly. In this theme your words do the heavy lifting, while images fade to the background in a sturdy wash of color. Inspired by work shirts, tool sets, and hard hats, this theme says it’s ok to sweat over a great idea.

Available in upper case only.


Visit our Foundry Theme Pinterest board to see more example slides and decks.


This fresh, bracing theme with an optional vintage fade filter will put the wind in your creative sails. When you’re summarizing a discussion or making a pitch, reel them in with Nantucket.

Available in upper case only.


See more examples on our Nantucket Theme Pinterest board.


When it’s time to plot your course to the future, this theme takes you there at warp speed. Starship engages everyone’s inner geek and puts bold mission statements (or ship’s logs, for that matter) in your command.

Available in both upper and lower case.


Visit our Starship Theme Pinterest board to see more examples in this theme.


Get the crowd chanting your name with this hard-working theme that’s overflowing with scrappy heart. If you’re proclaiming your manifesto or rallying a roomful, Underdog is in your corner. Optional black-and-white filter for maximum punch.

Available in both upper and lower case.


See more examples on our Underdog Theme Pinterest board.


Invigorate your ideas with this fresh, fluid theme that sweeps away the dusty cobwebs of dullness. Choose Clean to infuse your insights, innovations, and inspirations with sparkling vitality and clarity.

Available in both upper and lower case.


See more examples on our Clean Theme Pinterest board.


When you need a no-nonsense, straight-shooting look with just the right mix of magic and mettle, this theme won’t let you down. For stand-out status reports or noteworthy lecture recaps, tell it how it is with Kalamazoo. Optional filter boosts the mood with bluish tones.

Available in both upper and lower case.


Visit our Kalamazoo Theme Pinterest board to see more examples.


This theme, crisp and clean as a well-chilled pinot grigio, pairs perfectly with precise language and tasty images. When you’re serving up meeting notes, spicing up a list, or selling your daily special, choose Tabletop to set the table with style.

Available in upper case only.


See more examples on our Tabletop Theme Pinterest board.


This timeless style with optional black-and-white filter makes every story look like a classic. Pull together a snappy top 10 list, a high-impact how-to lesson, or a heartfelt homage with Fedora.

Available in both upper and lower case.


Visit our Fedora Theme Pinterest board to see more examples.


This evocative theme with optional saturated filter is a colorful canvas for vivid verbs, punchy adjectives, and broad strokes. Set the stage, illustrate your brand values, and tell your stories like a literary legend with Novella.

Available in upper case only.


See more example slides and decks on our Novella Theme Pinterest board.


Give the same-old the smackdown with this exuberant theme that’s more colorful than a Tijuana dive bar. Grab Lucha to give the play-by-play of a larger-than-life event or to craft a visual resume that showcases your singular style.

Lucha is available in upper and lower case.


Visit our Lucha Theme Pinterest board to see more examples.


Champion your cause and exert mind control with this compelling theme. Wherever your vision falls on the dystopian-to-utopian scale, speak the truth and cultivate your own cult of personality with Orwell. Optional fade filter maximizes the mood.

Available in upper case only.


To see more examples visit our Orwell Theme Pinterest board.


The premier loves surprises, and so does your audience. Stop worrying and learn to love fist-shaking speeches with this roundly retro theme (sepia filter optional). When you’re in the hot seat for think tank findings, conspiracy theories, or war room briefings, let Strangelove be your fail-safe.

Available in upper and lower case font.


See more examples on our Strangelove Theme Pinterest board.


Originally a secret theme only available by knowing a code to enter in the app, Illuminati is now available on the web and the iPad app. Shed light on mysterious subjects with the optional vignette filter. Build intrigue with the strong, old-world serif font face. When you want to draw in a crowd or keep your audience awaiting each slide with bated breath, Illuminati is the theme for you.

Available in upper case only.


See more examples on our Illuminati Theme Pinterest board.

More About Haiku Deck Themes

Which is your favorite of our free themes? We’d love to hear in the comments.

(*Updated December, 2014)

A Field Guide to Haiku Deck’s Premium Themes

We’ve made all of our themes free! Check out the details here.

Announcing Haiku Deck 2.4!

New for 2014!

Exciting news, Haiku Deck fans! Haiku Deck 2.4 is now available in iTunes!

New Multiline Slide Type!

If–like many–you occasionally need just a bit more text on your beautiful Haiku Deck slides, your wish has come true!

The multiline slide type is ideal for those times when your presentation calls for a quote, a pithy paragraph, or simply a slightly longer bit of text that you’d like to include in a uniform font size.

Haiku Deck 2.4: New multiline silde type

Sample multiline slide in Haiku Deck 2.4

New Font Color Options!

You can also now change your font color to black (with or without a translucent white text screen) for high-impact slides like these:

Haiku Deck 2.4: New font color options

Haiku Deck 2.4: New font color options

New Text and Image Layouts!

Even better, you can mix things up with cool new text and image layouts like these:

Haiku Deck 2.4: New text and image layouts

Cinematic theme with right justified text

Haiku Deck 2.4: New text and image layouts

Picaresque theme with centered left text block

Haiku Deck 2.4: New text and image layouts

Volterra theme with black text and white screen

Read more and get step-by-step instructions in New Text and Layout Options.

New Languages!

You already know that Haiku Deck is more than an app; it’s a movement! Our amazing creative community circles the globe, and we are delighted to now offer our free iPad app in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. Check out what Haiku Deck fans have to say in all of these languages (and see a whole deck using the new multiline slide type) here:

Haiku Deck 2.4: New support for 8 languages

Click to view the full Haiku Deck with Notes

New In-App Support!

As you use Haiku Deck, you may get a popup asking whether you are loving your experience. If you are having any issues at all, you can now let us know right from the app, and our amazing support team will help you out as soon as they possibly can (really). And if you are loving Haiku Deck (and with all these new goodies, we hope you will love it even more), you can now easily rate or review the app right from your iPad. For a small company like ours, every one really does make a huge difference!

We can’t wait to hear what you think about — and see how you use — Haiku Deck 2.4! Send your creations to, or let us know your favorite features in the comments.






Presentation Templates with Pizzazz

All About Haiku Deck Themes

As you know, when it comes to presentations we like to do things a little differently, and frankly, we’re not a big fan of typical corporate presentation templates. When you try to pack in logos and branding onto every slide, you end up taking up a lot of valuable space–and, in many cases, tuning your audience out.

In our view, your story should inspire your look. Playing with different fonts, image filters, and color palettes is a fun part of the creative process, and Haiku Deck’s one-tap themes make it incredibly easy to do just that, without a bunch of fiddling around with fonts and spacing.

Creative Inspiration

The Haiku Deck theme collection has been professionally (and lovingly) designed to make it easy to create beautiful, polished, easy-to-read slides in a wide range of styles. Think of it like trying on sunglasses–with a little patience, you’ll find the perfect theme to suit your unique style and mood.

Around here we all have our go-to themes. I am partial to Tabletop and Zissou, Adam favors Starship and Cinematic, and Kevin often chooses Five Seven Five or  Kalamazoo (which is his hometown, after all). But we all also like to push our creative boundaries and let our content inspire our theme choices.

For example, when I’m making something for work, like this press release, I often like to go with a really crisp, modern theme like Volterra.

Bringing More Beauty to Presentations – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

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Haiku Deck Fans: A Valentine for You

Haiku Deck fans, we’ll keep this one short and sweet. We think you’re amazing. SO amazing that we’ve dropped the prices of our premium themes so you can treat yourself to a little something something. More details in our special Valentine for you:

A Valentine for Our Fans – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Haiku Deck Premium Theme Special

Remember, you can purchase premium themes (at our special Valentine’s Day prices) right from the app. Simply start a new deck or open an existing deck, pull down the THEME handle at the top, and tap any theme with the green $ in the corner. Then tap BUY or BUY THEME PACK.

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Haiku Deck Tutorial

We’ve tried to make Haiku Deck as simple and intuitive to use as possible, but here’s our ultimate resource guide to help you get started. If there’s a question we didn’t answer, visit our support community or let us know in the comments! We’re always here to help.

New to Haiku Deck? Check out our Quick Guide to using Haiku Deck here!

Get to Know Haiku Deck

Here’s quick video intro to Haiku Deck:

Beginning Resources

Tip: If you need a little help, simply head to the “?” for quick in-app assistance.

The “?” provides in-app help.

Videos: Haiku Deck iPad App Tutorials

Using Images and Visuals

All About Notes

Save, Publish, and Share

Blogging with Haiku Deck

Presenting Your Haiku Deck


More Resource Guides


If we didn’t answer your question here, you can visit our support community anytime for quick, and personalized, help.

Join our community!

Now….time to set your story free! Send a link to your deck to, and we’ll consider them for our Featured or Popular Gallery or our Pinterest boards. You can also tweet it with the hashtag #hdgallery.

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