Thank you for taking the time to review this guide.
This document is intended to guide and inspire those responsible for creating communication materials for the University of Utah Health brand. Working on this brand is an opportunity for you to take part in something big. The messages you create will help U of U Health impact lives and improve health care for the world. Just as U of U Health is an innovative, forward-thinking institution, its brand should come to life through innovative executions.
Why Is A Style Guide Necessary?
The tone of our words and the way we tell our story visually—these elements combine to communicate the U of U Health brand. And each is an integral part of our identity. So it’s important that every facet of the brand conveys the same sentiment, to ensure consistency and recognition for everyone who comes in contact with it.
Please exercise good judgment in all creative executions and strive to use the brand effectively for your audience. With this style guide as a tool, you can generate bold, engaging communications, build strong bonds with internal and external audiences, and protect the future of University of Utah Health’s brand vision and voice.
If you have any questions as you help craft our brand, please contact:
Through in-depth qualitative research, we aligned on a foundational principle for U of U Health, with guiding tone words to address different audiences.
The writing guide helps writers and editors adhere to our established standards in grammar, syntax, and punctuation meeting expectations as a major academic health care institution and the state of Utah’s flagship university by focusing on issues specific to...
Find the appropriate version of Sofia Pro, font size, etc. for use in headlines and body copy, appropriate substitutions when Sofia Pro is unavailable, and more. Also get the CMYK, RGB, or Hex code for the official brand colors and background gradient.
Photography should focus on people living well. Call these “captured moments.” This guide outlines some principles of photography for our brand for shooting head shots, group shots, and videos. Learn lighting, contrast, composition...
Our visual system is based upon the geometry of the block U. We have distilled it to three flexible approaches to accommodate assorted communication channels: "Slices" (primary creative), "Rising" (advertising creative), and "Simplified U" (brand-specific creative).