Western State Colorado University

Western State Colorado University offers a private college experience at an affordable cost, deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. With an average class size of just 17 students, professors handcraft each student's education to fit their interests and prepare them for a career. And Western offers all of this at one of the best educational values in the state of Colorado.
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Education Branding

Challenge

Overhaul a college brand to recapture the recruiting magic the institution once enjoyed and significantly boost alumni engagement and support in an era of declining state funding.

Solution

A reinvigorated brand emerged from our work with the University’s independent Foundation and University leadership resulting in a refreshed visual expression throughout academic, athletic, alumni and community communications. Based on a modernized W heritage visual element and strong connection to the high altitude mountain environment the University is known for, we built a compelling call to action for alumni to engage, support, step up and Western Up.

Services Provided

  • Research
  • Brand Strategy
  • Logo Design
  • Visual Identity System
  • Sign Design
  • Marketing Plan
  • Launch Strategy and Planning
logo design
logo design
marketing collateral design
marketing collateral design
website design and development
brand standards and visual identity system
visual identity system
visual identity system
advertising
sign and environmental design
visual identity system and sign and environmental design
vehicle graphics
visual identity system
marketing collateral design
advertising
The First Annual Running of the Red (ROTR) at Western State Colorado Unversity. When more than 100 of the world's top cyclists in the USA Pro Challenge rolled through Gunnison and made three loops around the Western campus on Aug. 20, they were greeted by nearly as many students, faculty and staff in crimson unitards, bearing Western's bold W logo in the "Running of the Red."