You don’t need to start a project from the ground up every time. Our templates offer a convenient way to produce different marketing communications with university branding already in place.

Email Signature

Email Signature

You may add a Ball State University We Fly graphic to your email signature. Or you may use a special Centennial graphic to celebrate the University's 100th anniversary.


View Microsoft's instructions on editing and adding images to your Outlook email signature.

After adding the We Fly signature graphic, it should look similar to the example below. If the graphic looks too large, try another file version from the folder in


Charlie Cardinal
Director of Marketing
Marketing and Communications
Ball State University
Phone: 765-285-5555

Social Media Avatars

Ball State University red background social media avatar

Official University social media accounts that represent colleges, departments, programs, or units are encouraged to use branded social media avatars to distinguish themselves in their audience’s feeds. You may use the downloaded file for all major social media platforms.

Download Avatar


  • Depending on the device and platform, your avatar is often small and cropped into a circle. You want to maximize space to ensure your avatar looks great.
  • Remember your avatar is never alone and will always be paired with your profile name. Your profile name (or handle) will always appear next to or below your avatar. We recommend spelling out your college, department, office, program, or unit name wherever possible. This allows you to minimize text in your avatar.
  • If the social media platform allows for custom colors, consult the accepted brand colors to enter the correct values for your account.

Social Media Cover Photos

University social media accounts can incorporate official Ball State imagery on their social platforms through use of cover photos. Download pre-sized cover photos for Facebook and Twitter for use on your social media profile. You may also download our helpful Photoshop templates to create your own high-quality cover photos.

Video Lower Thirds

Download the Ball State University video lower third template. Several branded options are available for use in videos.

Download the Ball State University video slides for use at the beginning and ending of videos.

female student with lower third first and last name as a template

PowerPoint Template

Choose from multiple title and content slide options to create a branded presentation with our Ball State University PowerPoint template and theme. You may also use a special Centennial PowerPoint template to celebrate the University's 100th anniversary.


Graphic Treatment of Textural Photos

The textural photos should be evocative of the campus, simple yet recognizable in their details, with thought as to how they can be utilized as graphic elements in print and web. Also important is maintaining negative space in the composition.

This look translates best in digital format.

black and white feather texture

Download Textures


  1. In Photoshop, add a layer filled with cardinal red on top of the photo.
  2. Set the layer blending mode to multiply.

Centennial Images

You may download special Centennial textural photos, illustrations, and other miscellaneous images to celebrate the University's 100th anniversary.