Johnson Brand Elements


Johnson Brand Elements


Our logos have been developed intentionally to provide consistency and to facilitate the development of high-quality branded materials. Logos are a major component of the brand, and when used properly, they build and elicit widespread recognition and convey the authentic identity of our college and its schools. The logo designs are not to be modified in any way.

For use of logos in merchandise, please contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at marketing@business.cornell.edu to obtain versions approved specifically for those applications.








Arial and Times New Roman are our system fonts to be used for general purposes like correspondence and presentations. The LL Brown font is reserved for logos and collateral produced by the office of marketing and communications. If you wish to request use of LL Brown, please contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at marketing@business.cornell.edu.




Johnson Templates

Johnson Templates

Branded templates for PowerPoint presentations, letterhead and envelopes as well as email signatures can be found here.

PowerPoint Templates


 Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management 


Letterhead and Envelopes


 Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management 

Letterhead templates are available to college faculty and staff only and may be downloaded from the college intranet site.


Business Cards


  1. Go to printservices.cornell.edu
  2. In the "Quick Links" section on the left, go to "Business Cards, Letterhead & Envelopes."
  3. Follow the "Staff and Faculty Business Card" link and follow the instructions from there.


  • You will need to create a separate login for the online order system, as it is not integrated with the Cornell NetID system.
  • An account number will be needed to complete the order.
  • The templates will be under "School Specific templates."

 Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management 


Email Signatures



Your email signature is your digital business card, and it represents the college and our brand. Our purpose is not to constrain creativity, but rather to establish a shared basis for professionalism, consistency, and compatibility across a wide range of email systems and applications. For these reasons, we provide these templates and guidelines.


 Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management 


Email Signature Replies/Forwards


Do and Do NOT



Create two separate signatures: new and reply/forward

In addition to your regular new-messages signature, consider creating a separate one for replies/forwards, condensed to contain only your name and contact information. This avoids excessive accumulation of repetitive information in long threads, but ensures recipients can still derive basic contact information. This is supported by most email clients, but not all. The Outlook desktop client does, for instance, while the web client does not.


  • Typeface: Arial
  • Point Size: Default, or at most one to two points less than your body text
  • Color: Black (other than links or Cornell red for division names)

Contact Information

  • Formatting: Use dots instead of dashes to separate phone numbers (607.255.xxxx). Label numbers as "Phone"/'Fax"/"Mobile" instead of (e.g.) "p."/"f."/"m." In general, follow the examples.
  • Include your email address: While it may seem unnecessary, since your email address should be obvious to anybody receiving an email from you, if your message ends up in the middle of a long thread, your email address may be lost.

If you are a Dyson/Johnson/Hotel or other Cornell alum
Feel free to indicate your alum status with your name, following college/school standards for degree and class year (’00), with either a straight (') or curly (’) apostrophe. An apostrophe and single quote are not the same thing; a curly apostrophe looks like a closing single quote (’), not an opening one (‘) as is often incorrectly done.


Do not

No images/clip art, including custom stationery/backgrounds. They don't always render properly and sometimes come through as attachments.


  • Don't-print-this-email taglines: Please don't use.
  • Legal-disclaimer taglines: Acceptable if your department or role requires one.
  • School tagline: A current, approved tagline may be included. For more information about current taglines please refer to the messaging section. Please do not create custom taglines.

Johnson Messaging

Johnson Messaging

About Statements

About statements capture the most salient points we want to communicate about Johnson, encapsulating what it is that defines and distinguishes the school while attesting to its breadth, reach, and specific talents and areas of accomplishment and recognition.

Short Description

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University continues to transform graduate business education to better prepare graduates for success in tomorrow’s business world. Johnson provides cutting-edge learning experiences that immerse students sooner and deeper in their chosen fields. As an integral part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Johnson students can access the full power of educational and research opportunities across the university to reach deeper competency in their industries and areas of interest. Johnson offers seven different MBA programs, spanning the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Mexico, and China, and is home to award-winning faculty and research.

Boilerplate for Press Releases

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is a leader in innovative business education. Consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in the world, Johnson offers seven MBA programs, spanning the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Mexico, and China, and in collaboration with Cornell Tech and Weill Medicine in New York, Queens University in Canada, and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Johnson is home to the renowned academic journal Administrative Science Quarterly; its more than 100 faculty members conduct award-winning research, educate more than 1250 MBA and PhD students each year, and work with companies throughout the world to provide executive education courses that are customized to meet their business needs.



From ambition to impact

School Names

It is standard practice to introduce the school by full name upon first mention and use informal variants for subsequent mentions within that same context.

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management uses Johnson as its informal variant.