Communications Tools

With the goal of having consistent materials across all academic departments and units at Pitt Public Health, complying with University policies and aligning ourselves with the strong graphic identity of the major research institution that is the University of Pittsburgh, Public Health Communications offers these instructions, tools, templates, and samples for use with various projects. (Click the arrow to the left of any category below to expand view.)

Some items below have been updated to reflect Pitt's recent branding revisions
Updated items are indicated with the the year (e.g. 2019, 2020

Maximize The importance of Branding

Maximize 2020 E-letterhead

Maximize 2019 Ordering printed Business cards and letterhead

Maximize 2019 Color Palette

Maximize 2020 Flier Samples

Maximize 2019 Handout Sample


Maximize 2019 Wallpapers for computers and phones

Minimize 2020 Pitt Zoom Backgrounds

Zoom background 3Whether you're attending or teaching a class, meeting with colleagues, or enjoying a social virtual visit with friends, use the Pitt Zoom Backgrounds to liven up your virtual space. 

View and download Pitt backgroundsPitt summer Zoom background

For assistance with school-specific backgrounds, contact the public health  communications team with your request.

Maximize 2020 Presentation & Research Poster samples

Maximize 2020 Directional/Facilities Signage

Maximize Certificate Samples

Maximize Name tag and Tent card samples

Maximize 2012-20 Naming Guidelines

Maximize Photo and video release forms

Maximize E-mail Signatures

What Not to Do

  • Do not use acronyms for the name of the school. Instead use “Graduate School of Public Health” on first reference, and then say “Pitt Public Health” or “the school.”
  • Do not use former school marks, symbols, or colors. For consistency and strength in our visual branding, use the University-created blue and gold Pitt Public Health graphics shown above, which support the overall Pitt brand.


If you have questions or don't see what you’re looking for, let us know! We’d be glad to help you with additional items, files or formats.

If you’re ordering collateral, giveaways, or designing a brochure or printed piece , we’d love to review what you’ve come up with, or even help you to create something new.

Contact Public Health Communications.