IT Sligo Brand Guidelines
The IT Sligo Brand Guidelines website provides access to templates, logos, photography and information on how to get graphic design support.
Do you need help with…?
– Getting something designed and printed
– Word and Powerpoint templates
– Making a video
Check out our brand guidelines menu to quickly access any IT Sligo brand assets you might need.
For marketing support such as photography & videography please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media queries and press releases please contact Communications on Haughey.Aidan@nullitsligo.ie
The Institute of Technology Sligo brand guidelines are founded from its Strategic Plan 2017-2022. These guidelines have been developed to help ensure consistency across our communications. These two documents have helped form the content on this page and are linked below.
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IT Sligo Brand Guidelines
IT Sligo Strategic Plan
IT Sligo’s mission is advancing economic, social and environmental sustainability through education, innovation, and engagement, producing graduates who are innovative, confident and capable of leading the development of the region and beyond.
Our Communications should always reflect the Mission, Culture and Aims of the Institute.
of our economy, society and environment
The IT Sligo logo should be used as a primary visual identified across all materials internally, nationally and internationally including signage. Your choice of logo will depend on its application and should follow the guidelines set out in our brand guidelines document.
Web resolution images are available below and higher specification logos can be available by contacting email@example.com.
The main version of the IT Sligo logo is the full colour option. Use this version where possible. The 2 colour and reversed version which are suitable for use on dark backgrounds.
Secondary Logos & Sub-brands
Colour provides a strong visual link to our visual identity – we have a primary and secondary colour palette available.
These two primary colours from our logo are representative of the dark coloured stone of Benbulben peak, sweeping down to the lush green countryside and onwards again into the blue sea.
IT Sligo Green
R141 G198 B66
IT Sligo Blue
R0 G94 B121
Our secondary colour palette is a fresh, bright and appealing suite which were originally inspired by nature and the surrounding Sligo landscape. We have further whittled these down to six instead of nine for this brand re-evaluation.
R242 G101 B49
R241 G96 B124
R212 G205 B64
R112 G199 B173
R56 G147 B155
R47 G87 B99
Each of our faculties are also represented by one defining colour.
Business & Social Sciences
R0 G165 B227
R0 G181 B165
Engineering & Design
R247 G148 B29
An overview of our font families is below. If you don’t have access to Trade Gothic Heavy or Din for marketing materials please get in touch with our team. For most everyday communications Arial is the preferred typeface.
Trade Gothic Heavy
For headings where emphasis is required we use Trade Gothic Heavy at a large point size combined with a thick coloured underline all in caps.
The Din font family is used for body copy throughout IT Sligo marketing collateral from the latest Prospectus to course brochures. It has sufficient weight variations and italics to cover every eventuality whilst maintaining brand consistency.
For sub headings we use Din Black sometimes combined with a thick coloured underline and sometimes without. We use it in lower and upper case depending which elements need more or less emphasis.
For most everyday communications we are sometimes restricted by the number of available typefaces. In this scenario, Arial is our preferred typeface. Arial is a standard font on most computers and comes in three handy weights, black, regular and bold which helps create more interesting solutions.
IT Sligo letterheads, email signatures and other templates can be downloaded by clicking on the buttons below.
The branded backgrounds for Adobe Connect and MS Teams may appear mirrored when you look at yourself in a virtual platform, but they are correct and will appear the correct way around for others within the virtual platform.
If you use Zoom then the Adobe Connect versions are the same size.
Style & Tone
Photography is an integral part of our personality and tone of voice and needs to be used consistently to create a unified look across all of our communications. We use a combination of students, groups of students, the campus and some images from Sligo town and the amazing countryside surrounding.
Images used should always reflect the core of what we are about. Our images tend to be simple and natural in order to communicate that we are real.
Photographs should always strive to be simple, clear, original, engaging, thought-provoking and always reflect autenticity.
They have to be of a high quality. Ideally professionally shot and/or properly/ professionally retouched. They should be well compossed and thought out.
We want our photographic language to be honest, believable and real. And it’s because of this that we try and avoid stock images.
Minimum Image Specifications
Print: 300 dpi
Online/digital: 72 dpi
Here’s a small selection to illustrate our photographic visual style.
A multi-party Framework Is in place for the provision of Marketing, Stationery and Print Services to IT Sligo. A mini competition is held per project with the panel of successful tenderers.
Anglo Printers Limited
GPS Colour Graphics
Hyphen Print Management
085 101 8600
Graphic Design Requests
Graphic Design services are available and centrally managed by the Marketing team. A tender is in place with The Pierce Partnership t/a The Foundation. Individual requests can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing the form below.