Brand information for Research & Innovation

The premise of our branding work is to provide a consistent, up-to-date look that more closely aligns with the University’s brand standards and use of the Block N logo. A new identifier for Research & Innovation includes the Block N and we can provide guidance on how to present your division unit/program in a corresponding text treatment.

The strong benefit of this is that the audience will instantly recognize your program as being part of the University and Research & Innovation and we will simplify our division identity for our audiences.

Jump to: Logos & office/unit names  |   Fonts  |   Templates  |   Email signatures  |   Business cards

 

Overview of division logo usage and individual office/unit names

All materials (printed and digital) for the division will carry the Research & Innovation identifier (logo). Individual office/program names will all use the same font: Myriad Pro Semibold Condensed. While this pertains to marketing and communications materials, effort will be made to carry this through to operational materials such as correspondence, documents and agendas.

Avoid the use of initials or acronyms when referring to your office/program—spell the words out whenever possible (ex. use Enterprise & Innovation, rather than E&I).

The only division unit name that will appear with the Block N is Research & Innovation (as shown in the logos below). Your office/program name will need to be separated from the division logo. Here are a few examples of this treatment:

EH&S truck shown from both driver and passenger sides with division branded decals

Vehicle decals

An Environmental Health & Safety truck shows the division identifier on the driver and passenger side doors and, separated from the identifier, the office title with phone number and website URL is on both sides of the bed shell and uses the font style specified for division sub-units.

Example of a division brochure cover following the Research & Innovation brand guidelines

Brochure

A Sponsored Projects brochure cover shows the office title and subheading description of services using the font style specified for division sub-units (Myriad Pro Semibold Condensed) at the top of the page, above a photograph of people working in a lab. The division identifier appears at the bottom of the page, separated from the office title.

See long description alt text below

T-shirts

A Research Integrity polo shirt sketch shows the front and right-side views of a shirt. The Research & Innovation division identifier is placed on the left-chest location of the shirt. The right-side shows the Research Integrity office name placed on the sleeve cuff of the shirt in the font style specified for division sub-units (Myriad Pro Semibold Condensed).

Logo downloads and styling information

Our division identifier (Research & Innovation with the Block N) should appear on all of your documents, print materials, presentations and communications collateral.

Minimum size

The height of the Block N in our identifier should never be smaller than 3/4 of an inch. The logotype must always be scaled along with the Block N to maintain the proportions given. If you have materials that don’t allow for this minimum size, please contact Alex Vanderhoff for assistance.

Required spacing

Please leave sufficient clear space (free from distracting elements) around the identifier on all sides. In general, the clear space should be one-half of the height of the Block N. When placing the logo over photographs, make sure there is sufficient contrast against the background so the logo and logotype reads clearly.

Identifiers with and without the division tagline

You can use the tagline version of the logo wherever you feel that the presentation of the “whole” division brand is useful. The identifier without the tagline will probably be used more commonly.

It’s up to you which version you use!

Vertically stacked division logo with the Block N, University of Nevada, Reno, Research & Innovation and the tagline: Where big ideas ignite.

Stacked with tagline

Vertically stacked division logo with the Block N, University of Nevada, Reno, Research & Innovation

Stacked without tagline

Horizontal layout of division logo with the Block N, University of Nevada, Reno, Research & Innovation and the tagline: Where big ideas ignite.

Horizontal with tagline

Horizontal layout of division logo with the Block N, University of Nevada, Reno, Research & Innovation

Horizontal without tagline

 

Fonts

The University’s fonts are Myriad Pro and Minion Pro (as a secondary font).

These fonts have been purchased for University use, but most computers do not have these fonts installed. This can cause issues if, for example, you have designed a PowerPoint using Myriad Pro and you are using a computer that is not your own to present on—if that computer doesn’t have the font, all of your text will convert to a default. This is also the case if you’re using Myriad Pro as your email font, in Word documents that you share with people…etc.

If you are creating a PDF or print materials you should use Myriad Pro and Minion Pro.

For Word, PowerPoint, Excel, emails (documents that aren't PDF or printed), please use Arial as this is a universal font and is approved for University communications in lieu of the official fonts.

 

Templates

Letterhead

We use the official University letterhead. Stationery can be ordered through our vendor. There are a few different electronic versions for you to download through NevadaBox—please see the note above about fonts and use the Arial version if you aren’t printing or converting this file to a PDF.

Agenda

There are a couple of options for agenda templates with and without the division tagline.

PowerPoint

The slides include multiple options for backgrounds and some formatted text that you can copy-paste to additional slides that you create. There’s also a collection of research-related photos for you to use. Please contact Alex Vanderhoff with questions regarding the PowerPoint template or if you would like to have it reviewed.

Download division templates from NevadaBox

 

Email signatures

Here are a couple of examples of email signatures and instructions for creating your signature in Outlook.

Please use Arial as your email signature and email body font.

Some examples of optional elements are:

  • Social media bugs (these can link to the University social channels, your program’s social media, or your personal social accounts)
  • Confidentiality statements/disclosures

These optional elements should be placed below the division logo with your contact info above the logo, as shown.

Email signature example with social media icons

An Example of a branded division email signature showing the following:
Line 1: Name
Line 2: Title
Line 3: Phone
Line 4: Horizontal division identifier
Line 5: Social media icons in a row for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram and LinkedIn

Email signature example with social media icons

An Example of a branded division email signature showing the following:
Line 1: Name
Line 2: Title
Line 3: Office
Line 4: Phone
Line 5: Office website URL (linked text)
Line 6: Horizontal division identifier

Instructions for creating an Outlook email signature and setting the email font

  • Creating your signature
    1. Download and save the Research & Innovation identifier that has been sized for email signatures and any of the social media bug images that you would like to include
    2. Open each zip file and Extract the files to your preferred location on your computer (select Extract and then use browse to save to your computer)
    3. In Microsoft Outlook, select the “File” tab
    4. Select “Options”
    5. In the Outlook Options pop-up, select “Mail” (located in the left-hand navigation)
    6. Select the “Signatures” button
    7. Select the “New” button
    8. Type the name for your signature
    9. Under the “Choose default signature” section
      1. Select your email account address
      2. In the “New messages” field, select your new signature title from the pull-down list
      3. In the “Replies/forwards” field, select an option for whether your signature will appear each time you reply to or forward a message
    10. In the text body area, use the following for your font, color…etc.
      Font: Arial
      Size: 11
      Color:
      1. In the pull-down color menu, select “More Colors”
      2. In the Color pop-up, select the “Custom” tab
      3. Set the “Color model” to RGB
      4. Use Red=0, Green=46, Blue=98
    11. Type the text for your signature
    12. Leave one line of paragraph spacing below your signature and above the Research & Innovation identifier
    13. Select the insert image icon (use this process to make sure that the images do not appear as attachments when you send emails)
      A screenshot of the Insert Image icon from Outlook
    14. Browse for and select the Research & Innovation identifier that you downloaded and insert it
    15. Follow the same process for your social bugs (use five spaces between each bug)

    Add links to your icons

    1. Select the image in the text body area (it should show a dashed border when selected)
    2. With the image selected, click on the insert hyperlink icon
      A screenshot of the Insert Link icon from Outlook
    3. In the Insert Hyperlink pop-up, under the “Link to” section (left side), select the “Existing File or Web Page” button
    4. Paste the Research & Innovation website URL into the “Address” field: http://www.unr.edu/vpri (you can link to your own program website in the text portion of your email signature)
    5. Select the “OK” button
    6. Follow the same process to link any social bugs that you are using

    Don't close the pop-up window yet—next we'll adjust the email font.

  • Setting your default email font
    1. In the same Signatures and Stationary pop-up window, select the tab for “Personal Stationary”
    2. Set all of the fonts to Arial with the color set to automatic (black) and do not use a theme
    3. Choose your font size; 11-point is our suggested size
    4. When you’re finished, select the “OK” buttons in the Signatures and Stationary and the Outlook Options pop-up windows
    5. Test your signature by opening a new message—make sure the links are working
 

Business cards

Business cards are ordered through the University’s vendor using the custom template for Research & Innovation.

Before ordering, please review our division guidelines for business cards below.

If you don’t think that the template will work for you, please contact Cheyenne Magpantay for assistance with a custom order.

Place an Order for Business Cards

Below is a link to 3rd party web/multimedia content. If you experience any issues accessing this content, please contact Research & Innovation.

Visit the University’s account with Barker to place an order for business cards. Log in and select Research & Innovation from the Customized College/Department list.

The “digital” version refers to the printing technique—this option is for orders of 100 or 250 cards. The other (standard) template is for orders of 500 or 1000 cards.

Division Guidelines for Business Cards

  • All cards will use “Research & Innovation” for the Department field (this is pre-set in the template)
  • Please do not use “Office of” (ex. “Sponsored Projects” instead of “Office of Sponsored Projects”)
  • URL format: unr.edu/sponsored-projects (do not use www.)
  • Do not duplicate your office name in your title and address—pick one location
  • All AVPs use one format for their Research & Innovation title (degree/certifications are flexible—see examples)
  • Your mailstop should be listed after University of Nevada, Reno/XXXX; use four digits for the mailstop and there’s no need to put it in the zip code (just use 89557)

Examples of Formatting Options

Here are some different ways to format your business card. The descriptions with each image show the fields that you will use in the Barker ordering system to replicate each card format.

Title and degree/certification options

Business card example

Name (bolded): Charlene Hart
Title: Assistant Vice President
Title continued: Research Administration
Building/Room/Street Address: Ross Hall 204
Mailstop: 0325
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: office
Phone 1: (775) 784-4040
Phone 2 Type: fax
Phone 2: (775) 784-6680
Email: crhart@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/sponsored-projects

Business card example

Name (bolded): Charlene Hart
Title: MBA, CPA, CRA
Title continued: Assistant Vice President
Title continued third line: Research Administration
Building/Room/Street Address: Ross Hall 204
Mailstop: 0325
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: office
Phone 1: (775) 784-4040
Phone 2 Type: fax
Phone 2: (775) 784-6680
Email: crhart@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/sponsored-projects

Business card example

Name (bolded): Charlene Hart, MBA, CPA, CRA
Title: Assistant Vice President
Title continued: Research Administration
Building/Room/Street Address: Ross Hall 204
Mailstop: 0325
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: office
Phone 1: (775) 784-4040
Phone 2 Type: fax
Phone 2: (775) 784-6680
Email: crhart@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/sponsored-projects

Business card example

Name (bolded): Ben Weigler
Title: Director
Title continued: Campus Attending Veterinarian
Title continued third line: DVM, MPH, Ph.D., DACLAM, DACVPM
School: Animal Resources
Building/Room/Street Address: Nellor Biomedical Sciences 208
Mailstop: 0340
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: None
Phone 1: (775) 784-4874
Email: bweigler@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/animal-resources

Business card example

Name (bolded): Benjamin J Weigler
Title: DVM, MPH, Ph.D., DACLAM, DACVPM
Title continued: Director, Animal Resources
Title continued third line: Campus Attending Veterinarian
Building/Room/Street Address: Nellor Biomedical Sciences 208
Mailstop: 0340
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: None
Phone 1: (775) 784-4874
Email: bweigler@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/animal-resources

Office name

You can list your office name in the contact info area (preferred) or with your title. Please don’t duplicate your office name – pick one location.

Business card example

Name (bolded): Carlos Cardillo
Title: Director
School: Nevada Center for Applied Research
Building/Room/Street Address: Applied Research Facility 324
Mailstop: 0525
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: None
Phone 1: (775) 784-4837
Email: ccardillo@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/ncar

Business card example

Name (bolded): Carlos Cardillo
Title: Director
Title continued: Nevada Center for Applied Research
Building/Room/Street Address: Applied Research Facility 324
Mailstop: 0525
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: None
Phone 1: (775) 784-4837
Email: ccardillo@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/ncar

AVP titles

AVP business cards will list job titles on two lines—the second line is the division “area,” unless you want to list another title (see Ahmad’s as an example of this alternative):

Business card example

Name (bolded): Ahmad M. Itani, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Vice President for Research
Title continued: Foundation Professor,
Title continued: Civil & Environmental Engineering 
Building/Room/Street Address: Ross Hall 201
Mailstop: 0403
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: office
Phone 1: (775) 327-2363 
Phone 2 Type: fax
Phone 2: (775) 327-2362
Email: itani@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/research-innovation

Business card example

Name (bolded): Carlos Cardillo
Title: Director
Title continued: Nevada Center for Applied Research
Building/Room/Street Address: Applied Research Facility 324
Mailstop: 0525
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: None
Phone 1: (775) 784-4837
Email: ccardillo@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/ncar

Business card example

Name (bolded): Charlene Hart, MBA, CPA, CRA
Title: Assistant Vice President
Title continued: Research Administration
Building/Room/Street Address: Ross Hall 204
Mailstop: 0325
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: office
Phone 1: (775) 784-4040
Phone 2 Type: fax
Phone 2: (775) 784-6680
Email: crhart@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/sponsored-projects

Additional examples

Additional examples of preferred formatting:

Business card example

Name (bolded): Asta Ratliff
Title: Operations Coordinator
Building/Room/Street Address: Ross Hall 201
Mailstop: 0403
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: None
Phone 1: (775) 682-8619
Email: astar@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/vpri

Business card example

Name (bolded): April Sferrazzo
Title: Intellectual Property Coordinator
School: Enterprise & Innovation
Building/Room/Street Address: Ross Hall 106
Mailstop: 0321
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: None
Phone 1: (775) 784-7722
Email: asferrazzo@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/enterprise

Business card example

Name (bolded): Becky Albion
Title: Shared Research Facilities Coordinator
School: Nevada Center for Applied Research
Building/Room/Street Address: Applied Research Facility 308
Mailstop: 0525
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: None
Phone 1: (775) 784-4781
Email: ralbion@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/ncar

Business card example

Name (bolded): Lana Reeves, CPIA
Title: IACUC Administrator
School: Animal Resources
Building/Room/Street Address: Nellor Biomedical Sciences 208
Mailstop: 0340
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: None
Phone 1: (775) 682-6571
Email: lanar@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/animal-resources

Business card example

Name (bolded): Michele Dondanville
Title: Program Manager
Title continued: Research Compliance
School: Sponsored Projects
Building/Room/Street Address: Ross Hall 204
Mailstop: 0325
City & Zip Code: Reno 89557
Phone 1 Type: None
Phone 1: (775) 327-6360
Email: mdondanville@unr.edu
Website: unr.edu/sponsored-projects