Poster Resources and Design Tips
A Good Poster…
- Summarizes your work.
- Conveys a message visually.
- Is readable from about 4 feet away.
- Has a clearly discernible organization.
Templates and Images
- UNR Poster Template (opens a PowerPoint template)
- Free PowerPoint Poster Templates and More Free Templates (and elsewhere online)
- UNR and Nevada Images
- UNR Logo Downloads
- ARTstor (UNR-licensed image database; must create a login from a UNR computer to be able to download images; after establishing a login, you can access ARTstor from any computer)
- AP Images (UNR image database)
Poster Printing and Assistance
- Come to the @One Help Desk on the first floor of the Knowledge Center to get assistance with design or printing.
Poster Design Tips
- Avoid text that is too small (18-24 pt minimum).
- Use no more than 2-3 font styles in all, and choose fonts that are easy to read.
- Avoid too much text (no more than 800 words max).
- Use columns, sections, headings, and blocks of text to organize your content.
- Choose a title that illustrates what your poster is about. Your title should be at least twice the size of your regular text.
- Choose colors carefully and pay attention to contrast. If in doubt, dark print on light background is best.
- Selectively incorporate charts, graphs, photographs, and other graphics that support the theme of your poster.
- Avoid fuzzy images; make sure all graphics are high-resolution and easily visible.
- Include your name on your poster and the UNR logo.
- Edit your poster carefully before the final print-out.
- University of Texas Poster Samples for the sciences, social sciences, and humanities
- Flickr Poster Sessions group
- PhD Poster Gallery
- Scientific Posters from Google Images
- Example of Bad Scientific Poster
- Scientific Posters: Good and Bad Examples
- Look at examples on the walls of different departments.