Avatars

Create a branded social media avatar that works for any platform

This tool helps you create an avatar that is correctly formatted for most social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Enter some basic information about your IU school, department, or unit, and the generator will give you several options for avatars, including a solid crimson background, an IU trident, and a short word or acronym between 3–7 characters.

If you are creating an avatar for a Purdue school, you also have the option of a black and white avatar, with or without text.

Avatar examples

Choosing a word or acronym

Think of a word or acronym that is between 3–7 characters. You can stick with your usual acronym, focus on a name, or use a related word. Here are some examples:

  • Acronyms: SPEA, SGIS, PETM
  • Names: KELLEY, LILLY, HERRON
  • Words: NURSING, DANCE, HONORS

You can also skip the acronym and use the block IU trident as your avatar. Need more help? Read our best practices for social media avatars.