Creative Services for the College
Providing Accurate and Professional Brand Standards
The Strategic Communications department oversees the design and promotional efforts conducted within the College to maintain accurate and professional branding standards. We depend on a guided workflow to maintain a consistent and efficient timeline in order to provide you with a satisfactory product.
Our department consists of visual designers, a multimedia content creator, a digital content writer, a public relations specialist, and a marketing strategist. We are happy to complete your project in-house or assist in coordinating with third-party vendors for certain specialty projects.
Our services and products include, but are not limited to:
- Promotional print material/advertisements
- Publicity and Press Releases
- Social media graphics
How We Work
After submitting your project request, our department will review your request and assign a project lead. This project lead will contact you within two business days to schedule a consultation to determine a realistic project timeline. We will then begin production on your project and produce a draft for your review. Once approved, your project will be returned to you or sent to the appropriate individuals (see below for printing services)*.
*For graphic design requests that require printing, individuals will receive the packaged graphic once it has been approved. It is the individual’s responsibility to submit a Copy Services request for printing. Most in-house copy requests will be completed in one day and delivered by Receiving’s courier service. Please note that complicated print requests will take longer (i.e.: booklets, folding, plastic comb binding). If your request is beyond our equipment abilities, a Copy Services member will contact you to discuss further steps to complete your project. Please keep in mind that off-campus printing typically requires 7-12 days for production and delivery, after approving the printer’s proof of the job.
If you are in need of re-prints, please contact Copy Services and provide the most up-to-date version of your project.
Timeliness of Requests
Successful events should be promoted at least 4-6 weeks in advance of your event. Please establish your timeline request based on when you would like to begin your promotion.
Once a proof is provided to the customer, it should be returned to Strategic Communications within 24 hours. Minor changes or text edits will be made and a second proof will be provided within 48 hours.
If edits alter the project design (i.e. photo changes, major text revisions, or design elements) in any manner, the job must return into the production schedule, and be scheduled accordingly.
Ready to Get Started?
Before submitting your request, we encourage you to review our Branding and Editorial Style Guide to ensure a smooth and timely project turnaround. No requests within a 14 day notice will be accepted. Our projects follow a strict schedule, and therefore, you should plan your project’s deadline accordingly. Please note that an incomplete or incorrect request form may add additional time delays to your project. Any form response that does not provide clarity, such as “N/A,” will result in the request being returned to you, and you will be asked to resubmit your project. If you need assistance completing the form or have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.