The UTHealth Houston logo is the visual representation of our identity as one of the nation’s most comprehensive health science centers.
Definition and Usage
The UTHealth Houston logo should appear on all communications, print and digital.
Various configurations and file formats of the UTHealth Houston logo can be accessed via the UTHealth Houston Multimedia Library using your university-issued credentials. Users outside of the university may request access by contacting the Office of Public Affairs.
- PNG: Transparent background, suitable for most anything created and distributed locally, such as presentations, documents, or digital content.
- JPG: White background.
- EPS: Vector file, able to be enlarged significantly without losing sharp edges. This format is best for high-end printed works, large posters and banners, embroidery, and other specialty items. Within EPS files, there are different color systems.
- PMS (Pantone Matching System) files use Pantone spot colors.
- CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK) files are intended for print, for ink on paper.
- RGB (Red, Green, Blue) files use the same color system as PNG and JPG files.
All logo files have “safe space” built in. This is to ensure that typography, photos, diagrams, or other images do not touch, overlap, or overprint the logo.
If you have questions on what file format and color system you should use, please contact the Office of Public Affairs.
The UTHealth Houston brand exists not only on a building or document, but in the minds of our students, patients, faculty, and staff.
Logo color options are shown here with backgrounds in the UTHealth Houston color palette.
UTHealth Houston School Logos
The logo of each of the six UTHealth Houston schools follows all logo standards.
Usage Do’s and Don’ts
Special Promotional Use
There are recommended minimum size guidelines for the UTHealth Houston logo to accommodate very small or detailed applications on apparel and promotional items, such as embroidery or etching. The horizontal version must be no smaller than 2.25 inches wide and the horizontal nested version must be no smaller than 2 inches wide. The stacked version must be no smaller than 1.25 inches wide and the stacked nested version must be no smaller than 1 inch wide. For more information and the proper file format, please contact the Branding and Creative Services team in the Office of Public Affairs.
Following guidelines established in HOOP 8, Use of the University Name, Logo, or Seal, use of the UTHealth Houston name or logo, or any UTHealth Houston school name or logo, or any other representation of UTHealth Houston on merchandise offered for sale, resale, or to be given away is prohibited without written authorization of the Office of Public Affairs in advance of order placement. Requests should fully describe the requested use, merchandise and purpose. Once approved, a licensed vendor must be engaged to fulfill the order, and any graphic representation of UTHealth Houston and/or its entities used on the order must conform to UTHealth Houston Brand Standards. In order to place the university’s logo or name on merchandise for sale, resale, or as a gift, the vendor producing such merchandise must be licensed through The University of Texas System Trademark Licensing Office. All net trademark royalty income received by the university for sales of products bearing its trademark are set aside for scholarship programs. A current list of licensed vendors is available to view and download by clicking on The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston from the UT System Institutions page.
The tapestry may be used alone in specific circumstances, such as social media avatars, mobile app icons, website favicons, video “bugs” (corner watermarks), and a graphic element in conjunction with the UTHealth Houston logo.
The tapestry alone is NOT a registered trademark, and is NOT permitted to be used as a substitute for the UTHealth Houston logo.
It should be used only if the application would require the UTHealth Houston logo to be smaller than the minimum size and the UTHealth Houston affiliation is already present. For example, the tapestry could be used as an indicator on a map, with the entire logo also present. The color usage guidelines established for use of the UTHealth Houston logo also apply to the use of the tapestry, with exceptions for social media avatars.
The tapestry may also be used as a design element or motif in certain situations, e.g., a design element or motif in an external or internal campaign, a packaging design element, a service pin, or an element on a chart or graph. These uses would require permission from the Branding and Creative Services team in the Office of Public Affairs.
The minimum size for the tapestry is 0.375 inches wide. For a favicon, the .ico file can be 32x32 or 16x16 pixels.