Our Services

The Office of Communications design team provides a variety of creative services and professional support for the College’s design needs. We design graphics, posters, webpages, animations, video title slides, signage, all variety of merchandise, and more. We also work with vendors, as well as coordinate printing with both on- and off-campus vendors. 

Have a question? Email us at commassets@amherst.edu.

sampling of posters and a webpage designed for departments

Design Request Forms

The design team in Communications can create posters, social graphics, webpages (and much more) to help you promote your event, program, or other initiative. We also create official Amherst College logos for departments.

Communications Design Team Samples

See a variety of projects from our design team, including web pages, print pieces, social graphics, and more.

Expand the slideshow to see the slides at full size.

Visual indentity pieces, including a mammoth logo, the college wordmark, and a color chart

Visual Identity Toolkit

Find official Amherst College logos, colors, and more — as well as instructions for use — in our Visual Identity Toolkit. And browse a library of Amherst photos.

Meet Us

Joanna Mahoney

Joanna Mahoney

Graphic Designer

79 South Pleasant Street
Willa W. Jarnagin

Willa W. Jarnagin

Director of Web Design & Communications Services

As a web developer and digital designer, I contribute to many aspects of Amherst’s digital presence—from web design and content strategy to promotional graphics and more. 

Working with the Web Services team in IT, I specialize in SASS/CSS and UI/UX design. For departments, I provide a variety of web support, including assistance with visual design, content flow, usability, accessibility, and search engine optimization. Additionally, I build custom WordPress sites (see The Common and Hidden Drives). With a background in graphic design and illustration, I can also create graphics for your department or project. See some of my animated graphics

Contact me with requests related to College websites, graphics, or Amherst’s Visual Identity Toolkit.

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Roberta L. Diehl

Roberta L. Diehl

Director of Digital Communications

As Director of Digital Communications, I lead the creative team responsible for producing digital, print, photography, and video content, setting strategies, prioritizing requests, and recommending and implementing tools to improve the efficiency of our work. I also collaborate with staff in departments and programs across campus to support their digital and print-based communications projects.

In addition to a B.A. in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, I hold an M.F.A. from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Contact me about related to digital, print, photography, or video projects. 

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