Consistent use of our visual identity strengthens our institution, connects different people and groups within our organization, and conveys a positive image. These templates help us to maintain the integrity of the UT Austin brand.
Use basic contact information and include assigned fonts and colors only.
Include the following information:
- The University of Texas at Austin
- College/school or department
- Phone number
Email Signature Tips
- Use a physical address only if it is necessary for your job.
- Use the main phone number where you want to be reached; do not include a fax number.
- Manually input the colors to get the official UT colors. Do not select a orange or gray from the basic color menu.
- Do not add extra icons, logos, taglines or social media image links to your signature; images can come across as attachments and appear chaotic, and many email clients and mobile devices block them.
- Personal quotations or philosophical statements should not be included as part of your signature. Your email signature is a direct representation of the university’s viewpoint.
PowerPoint templates helps communicators create professional presentations that consistently represent the UT brand and are available in three sizes:
- 4:3 Ratio: The default projector slide ratio of 4:3. The standard size for a 4:3 template is 10"w x 7.5"h.
- 16:9 Ratio: When using PowerPoint presentation on HDTV. The size for a 16:10 template is 10"w x 5.63"h.
- 16:10 Ratio: A new size that is beginning to be used more often is for modern beamers and TV, which is wider. The size for a 16:10 template is 10"w x 6.25"h.
- Be consistent with your font selection; we recommend Arial or Open Sans.
- Choose a font size appropriate for your presentation context. A one-inch letter is readable from 10 feet, a two-inch letter is readable from 20 feet and a three-inch letter is readable from 30 feet.
- If you use a light background, use dark text. If you use a dark background, use light text.
- Align text left or right. Centered text is harder to read.
- Don't use paragraphs; use bullets or short sentences, and aim to keep each point to one line.
- Use images sparingly and thoughtfully; avoid over-designing your pages with special effects.
There are two stationery system options available to campus; one uses the university seal and the other uses the academic identity. Custom letterhead, envelopes and business cards are not permitted for official business.
All components of our stationery system (business cards, letterhead and envelopes) should be uniform in use of color, fonts, paper and layout. The stationery must be printed on white UT Austin watermark paper stock with the university seal printed to the left. The seal and the rule may be printed in orange if so desired and if funds permit. For bulk mailings, the stationery may be printed on white stock without the UT Austin watermark.
Document Solutions is the only printing service with our watermark paper; it is therefore recommended that all official stationery be printed there.
When you intend to deliver your message through email, electronic letterhead is permitted, provided that the correct template is used. An electronic version of our letterhead (Microsoft Word template) can be downloaded here. Do not print and distribute paper copies of the electronic letterhead; official university letterhead should be used for all paper-based correspondence. Benton Sans can be replaced with the alternate digital font, Open Sans.
Where to Purchase
To see all business card, letterhead and envelope options or to place an order online, visit Document Solutions.
We provide two types of video assets for university videos: lower-third graphics (in white, orange, and gray) and bumper graphics. All video assets can be downloaded here.
For info on additional video resources including B-roll, interview facilities, captionining services and more, visit the University Communications website.