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GW Research Day Resources: Poster Design & Layout



  • Choose a standard font, such as Times Roman or Arial
  • The author's text should be one-half the size of the title text
  • The main text should be approximately one-third the size of the header text


  • Imported images need to be 300 dpi JPEG files, or full size PDF files
  • When resizing images, be sure to hold down the control key and grab the image by the corner for proper proportions
  • Keep in mind that it is illegal to download images from Web sites without prior, written permission

GW Research Day: Workshops for Health Sciences

Ramp Up for GW Research Day Workshops:
Tips for Optimizing Your Poster
Design & Layout

Instructors: Barbara McGowan & Catherine Sluder

  • DescriptionLearn the do's and don'ts on how to design a research poster, including best layout and colors to use to present your findings.

Link to the Recorded Session: Tips for Optimizing Your Poster Design & Layout
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Poster Design Research Day tips article: Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation

WATCH - GW Research Days 2017 Student Videos

Resources: GW Templates & Logos

GW Colors:

CMYK: 100/25/0/50
RGB: 0/64/101
HEX: 004065
CMYK: 0/12/35/25
RGB: 200/177/139
HEX: c8b18b

Poster Printing

GW Research Day Poster Tips & Printing website provides resources on where you can print your poster.