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Design a Poster

Poster Preparation Tips

  • Work closely with your mentor in the early stages of designing your poster
  • Attend all of the workshops offered
  • Practice talking about your poster to your peers and others who don’t have a background in your area of study
  • Plan your printing with plenty of time before your event—printers tend to be very busy around midterms and at the end of semesters
  • If you haven’t used poster design software before, you can get free online training for most software through the University’s Lynda.com account

Guidelines for Posters

We want you to be creative with your poster design. These are the only guidelines that we specify:

  • Size: poster dimensions are 48” x 36” (either landscape or portrait orientation)
  • The University of Nevada, Reno logo, or the official logo of your institution, must appear on your poster
  • Credit your mentor(s)
  • Credit your funding source

Additional Poster Resources

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Campus Resources for Posters

The Knowledge Center has great resources for creating posters, including a University poster template.

You can also get your posters printed at @One on the first floor of the Knowledge Center.

View the Knowledge Center resources

Poster Making Workshops

Find upcoming poster workshops.

Check our workshop schedule

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