Symbol Mark Design of Domestic Universities -With Focus on Case of UI(University)in the 2000s-

국내 대학의 심볼 마크 디자인 -2000년대 UI(University Identity)의 사례를 중심으로-

  • 권윤경 (세명대학교 시각디자인학과)
  • Published : 2007.07.28


These days, universities are establishing new image; UI(University Identity) for them because of rapid change of education environment in 21st century, The objective of UI is expressing university's image externally and unifying members internally. In the process of establishing university's image, Symbol mark plays a key role in differentiating other universities because of its visual effect as well as enhancing self-confidence. In this study, I suggest that symbol mark is an important brand asset in point of differentiation and identification and analyze 36 domestic universities' symbol mark designs. In the way of this analysis, I classified these symbol marks in the aspect of shapes and colors and studied current design along with character of each symbol marks by examining usage of emblem. Therefore this paper will be used as a basic reference to understand domestic universities' symbol mark trend and to establishing differentiating strategy in the future.


Symbol Mark;University Identity;Design