Overview

The Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association creates a positive public image, in part, through a consistent visual design approach. By regularly using certain colors, fonts, and document designs, the organization creates an impression of unity, organization, and strategic thinking. 

This visual identity guide will provide downloadable resources, references, and templates to help create a more unified look and feel for CIAA materials.

Please contact CIAA with questions about this guide.

Typography

CIAA publications and website use the Noto Serif and Fira Sans fonts available for free download from Google Fonts.

These fonts can be substituted with the more common Arial and Times New Roman for internal, every day use.

    Noto Serif

    The text above is 36 points, the minimum size for using the Noto Serif headline font.

    Noto Serif is reserved for signs, large headlines, and major section headings.

    Do not use Noto as the body text in documents. Use Fira Sans or Times New Roman.  

    Fira Sans

    Fira Sans Condensed

    FIRA SANS EXTRA CONDENSED

    The three typefaces in the Fira Sans family each have seven weights.

    Fira Sans is a versatile font for section headers, charts, buttons, signs, and other short content.

    Installation 

    WINDOWS

    1. Download the font package
    2. Uncompress the package
    3. Search for “fonts” in the Start Menu or go to Start → Control Panel → Appearance and Personalization → Fonts
    4. Select all fonts and drag them into the Fonts folder

    MAC

    1. Download the font
    2. Double click on the package to uncompress it
    3. Open Font Book (Go to Finder → Applications → Font Book)
    4. Select all of the font files and drag them to the Font column (i.e., the second column) of Font Book

      Colors

      Please use the exact color values for each of the four CIAA colors.

      Use absolute values for black and white. Use percentages of black or single-digit hex codes (i.e. #AAAAAA) to create contrasting grays.

      Use Blue for all CIAA logos and main design elements. Flat Blue is an acceptable alternative to create contrast or background colors. 

      Always display text as Black or White with the highest possible contrast against the background. Use colored text as little as possible.

      BLUE

      RGB: 55, 105, 169
      CMYK: 81, 60, 6, 0
      HEX: #4269A9

      GREEN

      RGB: 179, 201, 56
      CMYK: 35, 5, 98, 0
      HEX: #B2C838

      BLACK

      RGB: 0, 0, 0
      CMYK: 0, 0, 0, 100
      HEX: #000000

      FLAT BLUE

      RGB: 85, 103, 127
      CMYK: 72, 55, 35, 11
      HEX: #55677F

      GOLD

      RGB: 246, 186, 90
      CMYK: 3, 25, 79, 0
      HEX: #F6BA5A

      WHITE

      RGB: 255, 255, 255
      CMYK: 0, 0, 0, 0
      HEX: #ffffff

      Usage

      Before you grab a logo, please read this guide to graphics formats.

      • JPG is the most popular format used for displaying images in print and online, but it will always have a white background. Use this one on white backgrounds.
      • PNG is an up-and-coming alternative to JPGs. Its transparent background means no ugly white boxes in photos or on color designs.
      • EPS is based on shapes instead of dots. Your text and drawing will be crystal clear at any resolution. Use this in Word and PowerPoint documents. Also, give this file to graphic designers. They will be able to use professional apps to adjust color and incorporate it into signs, t-shirts, publications, and other designs.

      Please do not squeeze or stretch the logo to fit tight spaces. Don’t change its color or force it to work with other logos. Don’t take it apart to design your own.

      Logos

      Use this logo in standalone locations (signs, letterhead, business cards, etc). Do not combine with other logos or designs.

      BLUE EPS PNG JPG
      BLACK EPS  PNG JPG
      WHITE ON BLUE EPS PNG JPG
      WHITE EPS PNG

       

      Use this logo square and vertical spaces where you need to combine the logo with other logos or designs—such as in a sponsorship grid or an outdoor sign.

      BLUE EPS PNG JPG
      BLACK EPS  PNG JPG
      WHITE ON BLUE EPS  PNG JPG
      WHITE EPS PNG

       

      Use this logo in small formats where the words “Aquaculture Association” need to be clearly legible.

      BLUE EPS PNG JPG
      BLACK EPS  PNG JPG
      WHITE ON BLUE EPS PNG JPG
      WHITE EPS PNG

       

      Designed as the web header. Use in small, horizontal spaces where the leaping salmon would not reproduce well, such as an inventory tag or a small embroidered patch.

      BLUE EPS PNG JPG
      BLACK EPS  PNG JPG
      WHITE EPS PNG

       

      Use in very small spaces, like a social media icon, when other details would get lost.

      BLUE EPS PNG JPG
      BLACK EPS  PNG JPG
      WHITE EPS PNG

       

      Templates

      Letterhead

      MS Word template with full logo and address block. Print in color whenever possible.

      Memo

      MS Word template with logo and address block. Print in color or black.

      PowerPoint

      MS PowerPoint template with slide variations and CIAA logos.