University of Iowa

Brand bar

All official university web pages—including college, departmental, and unit pages—are required to use the official branding bar, which links back to and includes the logo in gold on black, a site search, and space for one or two optional links. The brand bar is 40px high and has been developed with responsive styling. It is implemented on this site.

Logo lockups should not appear in the header of a website. Unit names should be included in on-page content. It is acceptable to use a unit-level logo lockup in the footer of a website.


For Drupal-based websites, a module is available that will place the branding bar on your site with no need to input code manually. More information about this module can be found on the Github README.

Other sites/applications

A Github repo is available with assets and instructions on how to implement the brand bar in web applications and non-Drupal sites.

Brand bar
Brand bar elements: the University of Iowa logo links to, one or two optional links, site search

PowerPoint templates

The following PowerPoint templates are available to use by all faculty, staff, and students. The templates include multiple page layout options such as title slide, bullet slides, divider slide, and closing slide. These templates incorporate elements that are key to the university’s brand and can be easily customized for your content.

PowerPoint template
PowerPoint template (download)

Digital signage

There are two services on campus for digital signage, Drupal (free solution) and AxisTV (paid solution). 

Drupal digital signage is a form a digital signage that utilizes a web page instead of software to display content on a screen. This service is free to campus. Contact the Digital Signage team at for more information.

AxisTV digital signage is a form of digital signage that utilizes software to manage the content playing on a sign. AxisTV is considered a full-fledged digital signage solution because it is a paid service. Contact the Enterprise Technologies Management team at for more information.


All videos should end with the bumper footage below. A styling guide for titles and on-screen text content is provided as an .eps template for reference. 

Video end with primary logo
Video end with primary logo (download)
Video end with single-line logo
Video end with single-line logo (download)
Video lower thirds guide
Lower thirds .eps guide (download)

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