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. Use the Price Estimator on the left to approximate your poster price.
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
- Look at examples on the walls of different departments.