Secretly Beautiful: Excel

A designer shows you what the world’s #1 spreadsheet tool is truly capable of.

A bright green Excel dashboard with 6 chart types and a central image showing Japan and the sales growth in that region.
Template from Cottrell Consulting.
A before and after image of a normal excel table followed by a colorful and more interesting dashboard showing the same data.
Yep, that’s really Excel and it only uses standard features. No VBA, no plugins, just plain old tables, shapes and charts.
A screenshot of the header menu in Excel.
An Excel KPI dashboard with brightly colored rainbow charts on a dark background.
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Examples of an Excel dashboard with a red theme and a dark background.
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Building data-focused products. Startups acquired=1. Hobby = making Google Data Studio & Excel beautiful.