Visual Communication

Mediacom Visual Communication (MCV) is at your service for all requests or questions related to EPFL’s visual identity. You will find here all the instructions and reference points which will enable each person or entity acting within EPFL to contribute effectively to the dissemination of our messages and values. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Totem, place Cosandey, EPFL. © Vincent Guignet

Our missions

  • Applying the graphic guidelines
  • Development of the visual identity of EPFL
  • Creative support, advice, accompaniment and realisation
  • Creation and provision of visual tools
  • Centralization and management of internal and external service providers
  • Development of special projects
  • Training opportunities

Tools at your disposal

Files and documents

Logos, Word, Excel and Powerpoint templates, email signatures, etc. download the templates useful for your daily work.

Graphic Generator

This online tool allows you to create posters, banners and other visuals respecting the graphic charter.

Pictogram database

Create a database of common pictograms for the EPFL community.

Services for the community

Design and production of institutional visuals

We are at your disposal to accompany you in the creation of a communication linked to institutional campaigns, events, or to elaborate a report and to illustrate a publication in the name of the school.

We thus:

  • are the entry point for all requests or questions related to EPFL’s visual identity
  • create and guide presidential and institutional efforts, such as initiatives or centers
  • design visual templates that are used by the whole school
  • develop new tools and do tests of new formats
  • link you with external agencies that are well trained about our visual identity

We create templates that we make available to the community on

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have special needs: [email protected]

Examples of achievements

Scientific illustrations for publications

Via a network of professional illustrators, we support you in the creation of visuals illustrating your research.

  • cover illustrations for scientific magazines
  • animated illustrations
  • illustrations for social networks

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have special needs: [email protected]

Other recent achievements can be seen on


Create powerful presentations
(storytelling, formatting, animations, etc.).

  • EPFL powerpoint template
    November 6 or November 13, 2020 (FULL)
  • Create a good presentation
    November 20 or November 27, 2020 (FULL)

Create communications for digital channels
(HTML, newsletters, Mailchimp, etc.)

The training courses below are complete. We will be adding new proposed dates soon.

  • Mailchimp template newsletters
    Tuesday 19 January or 2 February 2020, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (register)
  • HTML basics for Newsletters
    Thursday 21 January or Tuesday 26 January 2021, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (register)
  • CSS basics (HTML basics suite)
    Thursday 14 January or Tuesday 19 January 2021, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (register)

If you are thinking of a training course specific to your needs, do not hesitate to contact us at: [email protected]

Development of special projects

We remain attentive to your needs and advise you on projects that do not fall within the above defined frameworks.

Collaborations and providers

Mediacom visual communication regularly collaborates with the Repro (EPFL printing centre) and the Audiovisual service SAVE. For requests that cannot be carried out by our team or within the School, we can call upon external service providers.

Mediacom visual communication will put you in touch with external service providers with in-depth knowledge of the EPFL, its activities and its visual universe. We also ensure the follow-up of your projects.

Do not hesitate to contact us upstream of your project in order to define together a plan adapted to your needs: [email protected]


We are available for coffee !

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The Mediacom visual communication team