Starting with a thoughtfully designed, completely editable Freehand template can save you considerable time while ensuring design thinking best practices that facilitate powerful collaboration.
The Freehand template gallery showcases a curated set of 20+ templates carefully created by design industry thought leaders—including Atlassian, AWS, IBM, InVision (of course!), Xbox, and many others. Each template in the gallery includes pre-built stickers (or other building blocks) you can copy & paste as needed to re-build the freehand for your team's needs.
Searching the gallery
When viewing templates in the gallery, click the Search icon () to find a template by name, or click a tab on the left to browse by category:
- All templates
- Wireframes and flowcharts
- Effective meetings
- Strategy and planning
- Custom templates
Not quite sure how to solve a design problem? Rather than selecting a specific category, browse the entire gallery for just the right template to kick off your collaboration and find the solution.
Select one of our curated brainstorming templates to generate free-form ideas together with your team:
- Brainstorming, created by Xbox: Generate ideas quickly as a team.
- Design Sprint Template, created by Design Sprint Ltd: Build and test a prototype in just 5 days.
- Empathy Map, created by Dave Gray: Help your team develop a better understanding of your customer.
Wireframes and flowcharts
Build your wireframes and flowcharts in no time—well, a lot less time—with the pre-built UI elements in these templates:
- Customer Journey Map, created by American Express: Create a shared vision for your customer experience.
- Wireframe, created by InVision: Visualize your ideas faster.
- Flowchart, created by InVision: Create diagrams quickly.
Bad meetings happen. These templates are specifically designed to correct that problem and keep your meetings on a productive path:
- The Good Partner Map, created by Ryan Rumsey: Better understand the value of your team and become a better collaborator.
- Problem Prioritization, created by New Haircut: Transform a problem into your team's next big opportunity.
- Icebreaker, created by InVision: Get to know one another better or simply spark your team's creativity with fun and easy icebreaker games.
- Retrospective, created by InVision: Collect stakeholders' thoughts on a recent project, sprint, or other initiative.
- Daily Standup, created by InVision: Perfect for daily or weekly standup meetings, this template is designed to let teams share updates in a simple, straightforward format.
Strategy and planning
What do the world's most successful products have in common? They typically start with effective strategic and planning practices to form a solid foundation on which to build. One of our strategy and planning templates will help you start planning your product—productively:
- Sprint Planning, created by Atlassian: Centralize your agile process.
- Product Launch, created by LaunchDarkly: Unify your process from beginning to end.
- Persona Profile, created by Brillo: Develop a deeper understanding of your users.
- Product Planning, created by IBM: Create a cohesive strategy for new and existing products.
- Affinity Diagram, created by UserTesting: Make sense of your data by organizing ideas with a virtual affinity diagram.
- Marketing Project Plan, created by Asana: Prep to kick off your marketing campaign.
- Card Sorting, created by KPMG Digital Village: Capture a variety of diverse perspectives.
When you strike gold with an especially effective freehand of your own, you can save it as a custom template the rest of your Enterprise can use to start new freehands!
Creating, sharing, and editing custom Freehand templates
While archiving and deleting a custom Freehand template works just like archiving and deleting InVision V7 documents, the steps for creating, sharing, and editing custom templates are different than for documents.
Create a custom Freehand template
To create a custom template:
- Open the freehand you want to use as a template.
- At the top-right of the canvas, click the More menu icon (•••) and select Save as template.
- In the Save as template dialog, enter a name, select a category, add a description, and upload a custom thumbnail (if wanted).
- Click the Save as template button.
All custom templates you create are automatically added to the Custom tab in the gallery—where other people on your Enterprise can use them. Freehands that you save as custom templates are also included in your Documents list, denoted by the blue Template label so you can easily spot them when glancing over your project thumbnails:
Share a custom Freehand template
To share your custom template with others on your Enterprise, so they can view and/or edit it:
- Open the template you want to share.
- At the top-right of the canvas, click Share template.
- Enter the name or email of each person you want to invite.
- Restrict access rights to the template per individual, as needed: Click the Can edit dropdown and select Can review.
- Click Invite.
Edit details of a custom Freehand template
To edit the details of a previously created custom Freehand template:
- Open the template.
- At the bottom of the screen, click Edit details.
- Edit as wanted.
- Click Done.
When working in a previously saved custom template, all changes you make will automatically be saved to the template itself.