Document authors are strongly encouraged to use our existing brand templates, found in our College's brand toolkit, instead of creating new designs in-house or with an external vendor. Where that's not possible, follow this guide.
To avoid rework and delays in the printing/purchasing process, it's recommended that document authors:
Note: A print release request should not be the first time the communications team has seen a piece.
When hiring external designers, be sure to let them know that as part of the final deliverables, we need:
Below are some steps to meeting those brand compliance standards.
The designer should use official University logos in the document. College branding should lead. This means it should be displayed first/most prominently.
Document authors and designers can reach out to the communications team at firstname.lastname@example.org for early brand checks and consultations on incorporating program branding or partner logos.
The designer should also use official University fonts in the document. These fonts should lead the show, but they can be accented by others.
See the University’s typography website
The designer should use official University colors in the document. As with brand fonts, brand colors should lead the show but can be accented by others.
See the University’s visual identity website
Below are some steps to meeting those accessibility standards.
Andrews, A., 2022, Branding and accessibility tips for working with external designers, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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