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Design & Communications Guide

You are required to show a sample of every piece of promotional material to the UGS Communications team before you print, allowing enough time to make changes if necessary.

We follow UGS design standards on every piece of material that represents Undergraduate Studies to an audience outside of UGS staff. This includes using only the approved font combinations, color palette, and appropriate logos on every printed or emailed item that comes out of your office. Templates for Word, InDesign, and Powerpoint are also available for your use.

Please review our step-by-step guide to the design process.

Design Standards

Please use the UGS color palette, fonts, and logo on every piece of material that represents your office or what you do, and is intended for an outside audience. This includes posters, postcards, brochures, t-shirts, mugs, water bottles, and any other object or piece of paper that anyone outside of Undergraduate Studies will see. Also include the UT Austin wordmark (vector files available for download).


For titles, Century Gothic or Myriad Pro. For body copy, we use Palatino for print or screen, or for a good sans serif (best for on-screen reading), try Gill Sans. Here is a great introduction to typography. And a good primer on typeface combinations is here.

Trademarks &am