Capturing an audience’s attention can sometimes feel impossible, but we’re here to make the process easy for you. Our graphic design services include t-shirts, newsletters, ads and posters. We can help create an eye-catching campaign.
To make a project request, please read below to make sure you’re prepared, and then fill out the request form. We’ll contact you as soon as possible.
Submitting a request early for events or projects that need promotional materials (invitations, programs, flyers, etc.) is the best way to guarantee success. Most commercial printers require 7-10 business days for production, so please allow a minimum of 2-3 weeks for your project’s completion. During this time we will design, edit and review your material with the Marketing Materials Approval Committee, get quotes and produce your project. The only thing we don’t do is cover the bill.
Be Complete and Accurate
Please include all the information necessary to complete your request in your submission form, including edited content. If you need assistance editing the content, just let us know by filling out a work request form – we are happy to help.
Know Your Audience
Be strategic and selective with your intended audience. Ideally “everyone” will love your project, but for the sake of success, knowing who your audience is and specifically targeting them is the best practice. Some questions to consider about your audience are: What is most relevant to them? What will resonate with them? Why should they attend your event? What value are you providing them?
- Provide high-quality images if you would like them included in your design. If you want images but do not have them, please contact ISU Visual Media Services. They are available to take professional and high-quality shots.
- Sketches are welcome. If you have a specific vision for your project, feel free to sketch it for us or supply designs that you like, keeping in mind that we will not plagiarize an existing design.
- To save money (and time) consider electronic communication tools.
We can also make vendor recommendations and assist during the bidding process for your project. We will coordinate with Purchasing for jobs expected to exceed $4,000. Approved files are then transferred to the printer for further proofing and handling.
Small runs of flyers and posters can be printed in-house as well. 8.5 x 11 flyers are 7¢ and 11 x 17 posters are 14¢ each. This has proved to be a great option for jobs that require fewer than 50 copies. You also have the option of using the Total Copy Center on campus.