Vendors working with Amherst College are invited to contact Willa Jarnagin in the Office of Communications when working with the college’s visual identity or any design elements.

  • View a basic HTML version of our standard business template, which includes our color palette. 
  • Note that we usually don’t use the college seal in the banner; we prefer to use the college wordmark. Contact me for SVG or other vector files.
  • We don’t allow the navigation banner or footer of our main Amherst.edu site to be copied. Instead, we provide our simpler business template. Please contact me with any questions.

January 2018: Amherst has launched a new visual identity system, and we will provide a new style guide soon. Please contact me for the new guidelines and art files.


Willa W. Jarnagin

Willa W. Jarnagin

Director of Web Design & Communications Services

I can help you and your department with myriad aspects of your web presence, from crafting your content strategy to heightening your visual impact, and more. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any question, big or small. Behind the scenes, I work closely with the Web Services team in IT, specializing in SASS/CSS and various aspects of interface design. I also design and build custom sites, in either Drupal or WordPress (see The Common), and work with vendors on all kinds of projects. With a background in graphic design, typography, and illustration, I can also make original graphics for websites, social media, and more.