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UWO Template Design Kits

Design kits are available for faculty and staff to create your own UWO branded posters, fliers, handouts and more. Kits consist of branded templates that adhere to our brand guidelines. You do not need to use every template within the kit. Just choose the template that works best for your project.

Why templates? As UWO employees, we’re all a part of helping to build our brand. One way of doing that is by using a consistent look and feel across all the materials that we create and publish as a university. By using the provided templates, you’ll have turnkey designs that include UWO brand fonts, colors and other design components.


What should these templates be used for?


Use these templates for departmental or office marketing materials, low-impact projects, recurring communications, and event materials.

Contact University Marketing  through the project request form for high-impact projects or materials that will be sent to prospective students.


Canva is an online graphic design platform known for its user-friendliness. It provides helpful tutorials and it features an intuitive click-and-drag interface.

How to Use Canva

To get started with using UWO Canva templates, follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Create or log into your free Canva account (you do not need a paid subscription to use the templates).
  3. Return to this page, click the link for the Canva template you want to use.
  4. Select “Use template for new design” on the new page that opens when you select a Canva template.
  5. The template will open in Canva, and you can start putting in your text and images.
Tips for Using Templates
  • Maintain the design of the templates. Avoid adjusting colors, fonts, logos and margins. The templates are set up with purpose. Focus on text and image edits only.
  • Get original UWO photography for your designs at Follow these instructions to download images.
  • Keep your information concise and essential.
  • Make sure to include a call-to-action.
  • Frequently refer to our brand guidelines to ensure your materials remain brand compliant.
  • Send your design to if you would like marketing to review it.
Training and Questions
  • If you have questions or if you would like a brief tutorial of the design kits, email
  • Canva also offers basic tutorial videos to help get you started.
  • If you have a recurring project and don’t see a template that suits your needs, please submit a project request. We will review and evaluate whether the request rises to a template level.