Evergreen Logos

Our logo uses a silhouette of a Western red cedar, Mt. Rainier, the Puget Sound coastline and the sun to capture our special place and identity. Drawn from Evergreen’s history, and updated for digital applications, the mark is our window on the world.

The name has been simplified to purely “Evergreen,” which supports the school’s identity in the most efficient way possible. It says, in one word: enduring, natural, beautiful, free-standing, and sustainable. The shortened name also recognizes how students, faculty, and locals refer to us.

Primary logos

Guideline Use this logo on most materials. Use the tagline version on any outward-facing materials. Use the high-resolution digital files provided here.

Please see below for proper usage of logo and tagline. For additional guidance, contact Marketing and Communications.

Not allowed Do not alter, redraw, or add any additional words or graphic elements to the logo.

For general use and desktop printing (PNG)

Each Zip file will include several variations: full color, green only, black, and white.

For professional printing (EPS)

Each Zip file will include several variations: full color and green only (in CMYK, RGB, and PMS), black, and knockout white.

For other formats, contact Marketing and Communications.

Other logos

Secondary logos

Guideline Our secondary logo should be used when space restrictions don’t accommodate the primary logo. However, it should never be used as a preference over the primary logo. Use the tagline version on any outward-facing materials.

Not allowed Do not alter, redraw, or add any additional words or graphic elements to the logo.

For general use and desktop printing (PNG)

Each Zip file will include several variations: full color, green only, black, and white.

For professional printing (EPS)

Each Zip file will include several variations: full color and green only (in CMYK, RGB, and PMS), black, and knockout white.

Full-name logos

Guideline Our full name logo should not be your first choice, as the primary brand is the word “Evergreen” alone. However, the full-name logo should be used whenever additional context is needed to differentiate Evergreen from other colleges or universities.

Not allowed Do not alter, redraw, or add any additional words or graphic elements to the logo.

For general use and desktop printing (PNG)

Each Zip file will include several variations: full color, green only, black, and white.

For professional printing (EPS)

Each Zip file will include several variations: full color and green only (in CMYK, RGB, and PMS), black, and knockout white.

Get a Signature for Your Division, Office, or Service Center

You may use a signature on materials that specifically need to be tied to your division. This might include envelopes or special events. If you would like a signature for your materials, contact Marketing and Communications.

In most cases, you should use the school’s logo. Not your signature.

Need a new logo? Come talk to us before creating your own, soliciting work from students, or hiring a third party.

  • Not allowed Do not design your own divisional or office logo.

  • Not allowed Do not create your own signature. Get an official version from Marketing & Communications.

  • Not allowed Divisional programs and events do not get signatures. (You may, however, use your divisional or office signature to indicate that it comes from your division.) We don’t have recommendations for creating identities or logos for programs and events, but you may contact Marketing and Communications if you need our help creating something.

Evergreen’s Official Seal

The seal of The Evergreen State College is intended for use in official documents or applications. It can be used by permission only. Contact us for more information.

Usage Notes for all Logos

If you are an official representative of Evergreen and would like a specific version of the logo, consult the graphics team. There are a number of variations prepared to fit your needs; if you don’t already have what you’re looking for, contact Marketing and Communications to see what already exists.

Do not modify the logo in any way without express consent from Evergreen.

Clear Space

The logo should always be afforded a predetermined area of breathing space, referred to as clear space. This ensures that the identity maintains its hierarchy and is not overwhelmed by other visual elements. See the diagram below for the appropriate clear space for the logo. The clear space is equal to half the size of the mark.

What Not to Do

  • Not allowed Do not separate parts of any logo.

  • Not allowed Do not squash or stretch the logo. Maintain the proportions of the logo as shown.

  • Not allowed Do not modify the logo in any way.

  • Not allowed Do not obscure any part of the logo.

  • Not allowed Do not add a drop shadow or any other special effects to the logo.

  • Not allowed Do not use older logos.

  • Not allowed Do not use the “little e” mark. It is reserved for use as a browser icon (favicon) only.

  • Not allowed Do not create your own custom signature or logo. Instead, contact Marketing & Communications—who have already done the work for you—to get yours.