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Brand Central

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s brand defines the University’s place in the higher education marketplace and enhances the recognition of the University and its exceptional programs. Design and editorial unity enables our communications materials to have a cumulative positive impact.

Within MSU Denver Brand Central you will find our brand promise, editorial guidelines, logo usage, brand colors and University-approved typefaces. Additionally, you will find digital artwork for our University logos and PowerPoint® templates. Our Image Library allows you access to many of our frequently requested images.

Marketing and Communications

Who We Are

Simply put, we tell the MSU Denver story. As part of the University’s Strategic Branch, we promote awareness and appreciation of MSU Denver and foster a sense of pride and community among all of the University’s internal and external constituencies.

Marketing and Communications reports to and works closely with the President’s Office as well as the Advancement and External Relations division to position MSU Denver as the preeminent public urban university in the nation.

What We Do

Our services available to faculty and staff include planning and consulting to help departments create strategic and effective communications programs.

  • Internal communications
  • Web marketing and communications
  • Signature events
  • Media relations
  • Legislative relations
  • Community relations
  • Advertising
  • Social media


Marketing and Advertising
We help faculty and staff develop marketing strategies and advertising campaigns for department and division-specific initiatives.

We provide access to our extensive photographic library, suitable for Web and print publications, marketing and public relations efforts. Additionally, we can assist with coordinating photographers for your specific events.

We work with a variety of institutional clients to produce high-quality print and online publications for both internal and external audiences.

Web Communications
We provide high-level assistance and individualized consulting to departments on messaging strategies to maximize their Web presence.

Share Your Story
Finally, we’re always on the lookout for quality story ideas. Your story could lead to an external media placement, provide the hook for the next must-read story in Metropolitan Denver Magazine or inspire our thousand-plus Facebook fans and Twitter followers. Share your story with us today!

Meet the team.

Additional Resources

When Marketing and Communications cannot meet your project timeline, we can help link you to design services that are familiar with the University and its brand.

You may reach out to these resources directly to determine availability and cost (or we would be happy to make the introduction):




Communication Design Program
Department of Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver 
Lisa Abendroth
Professor, Communication Design Program Coordinator


Integrated Marketing & Communications
Auraria Higher Education Center
Shannon Fluckey
Creative Services Manager


Met Media
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Kathleen Jewby
Production Manager


Alternately, you may contact Scott Surine, Interim Director of Brand Strategy within Marketing and Communications at for a list of off-campus freelance designers who provide prompt, affordable, brand-approved work.




Met Media 
Metropolitan State University of Denver 
Kathleen Jewby 
Production Manager 


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