Image Style


Individuals take the forefront in our visual brand. Communications should use photography featuring real CSU Dominguez Hills students, staff, faculty, alumni, employers, partners, and community members. The photography used should represent a cross section of CSUDH’s diverse campus population.

People featured in CSUDH communications should be actively engaged in university settings that speak to our quality of academics, vibrant student life, and beautiful campus and facilities.

Photography Style

Branded communications should make consistent use of the current marketing campaign’s photography style. This ensures that university materials have a coordinated and recognizable look, but also that they are periodically updated with a fresh and contemporary look and do not become dated.

Visual Personality and Design

Images, visuals, and design elements used in branded university communications should reflect the positive, transformative CSUDH experience.

photography sample - 3 MSA Students outside the Loker Student Unionphotography sample - female graduate at commencementphotography sample - Teddy the Toro mascot make the toro hand sign outside Loker Student Union
photography sample - csudh library with Goodyear blimp in sky in backgroundphotography sample - baseball player throws ballphotography sample - 2 female students outside the library
photography sample - female student descends stairs on a foggy dayphotography sample - male and female students sit on bench outside Loker Student Unionphotography sample - crowd of students on csudh walkway

Avoid use of dark imagery or heavy colors. Keep the design uncluttered, clean, and contemporary to allow the focus to remain on the photography and the individuals featured. 

Photography Archive

Official CSUDH images can be downloaded from