University Marketing & Communications

Frequently asked questions

Q: Do you provide marketing strategy and support tools for UW staff?

A: Yes. University Marketing & Communications provides a wide variety of tools for you to use free of charge. All tools we provide are available for your use without restrictions, including our brand guidelines and fact sheets.

Q: Can you work on my marketing project for me? If so, what services do you offer and how much do your services cost?

A: University Marketing & Communications reports to the University President and the Vice President of University Advancement; however, University Marketing & Communications staff members are available for limited consultations free of charge. View our staff page to find key contacts.

Q: Where can I get some general facts and statistics about the UW?

A: Our UW fact sheets offer an annual snapshot of the UW’s vital statistics, as well as the economic impact of the UW at a glance.

Q: I need to create an E-newsletter. Do you have someone who can help me with that?

A: Elise Perachio, 206-616-8923,, is available for a consultation to help you get started. Also, make sure to check out our E-communication support tools.

Q: Do you have UW-branded PowerPoint templates?

A: UW branded PowerPoint templates will soon be available on

Q: Do you have photos I can use in my marketing materials?

A: The University Marketing & Communications photo database contains hundreds of UW-specific photos you can use free of charge. Plans are in the works to build a more robust, user-friendly system.

Q: Where do I get UW-branded website tools?

A: You can download and use the Boundless UW WordPress theme for your website. A branded Drupal theme is expected in late fall 2014. We also have a Web-friendly color palette available on

Q: How do I get business cards and letterhead?

A: You can order both business cards and letterhead through UW Creative Communications.

Q: Can I put the UW Alert banner on my department’s Web page?

A: You can. Learn more about the UW Alert Banner and how to incorporate it onto your site.

Q: Is there anyone on campus I can hire to help me with my marketing project?

A: Yes, we’ve compiled a list of helpful on-campus marketing and communication partners on our campus partners page.

Q: Is there anyone off campus you’d recommend to help me with my marketing project?

A: UW Creative Communications maintains a list of recommended freelance designers and photographers that are pre-screened by the UW Creative Communications staff.

Q: Who manages your blog? Can I submit ideas or content for your blog?

A: For information or to submit ideas and content for the University Marketing & Communications blog, please contact Elise Perachio, 206-616-8923,

Q: I’d like to put the UW logo on some giveaway items I’m producing (for example: T-shirts, pens, coffee mugs). Is this OK to do?

A: Please contact UW Trademarks & Licensing before producing any giveaway item(s) that will bear a UW-licensed mark. UW Trademarks & Licensing promotes and protects the use of all UW-licensed marks.