The Creative Services graphic design team adds visual spark to your message that ensures resonance with your audience. With a keen eye for typography and imagery, the design team creates dynamic graphics for your publications, displays, presentations and more that help you meet your goals and support the U of I brand.
We are happy to provide estimates for your project once we understand the work you need to have done. We have established hourly rates for design but will work to stay within the budget you have allocated.
In support of the university brand, the graphic design team has created a suite of downloadable, plug-and-play style templates for Adobe and Microsoft products to empower the university community to stay on brand with all of your creative projects. You can access the documents in the Brand Toolkit. If you would like to request additional templates for your unit, contact Senior Director of Marketing & Creative Services John Barnhart.
Working with a Graphic Designer
It’s a give and take in the Vandal family. Before our designers take the reins, we want you to communicate your vision in as much detail as you can. A creative brief is a helpful guiding document for both you and the design team. Clarifying your expectations early ensures you get what you need and your project stays on budget.
Share your Feedback with Us
When you work with Creative Services, you are entering into a partnership with the design team. We are here to serve you and want to meet your needs. Speak up if you don’t like a color or typeface. Feel free to offer examples of designs you like to steer us in a different direction. We want the final outcome to serve you and support the institution’s brand.
Put Your Trust in Us
Our design team is made up of experts in the graphic design world. Trust our designers to offer you fresh insight into what you’ve already envisioned. We have extensive experience in balancing polished typography, dynamic images and white space to create a design that will linger in your audience’s minds.
- Creative Brief Template docx
- Templates and Downloads
- Visual Style Guide
- Editorial Style Guide
- Brand Resource Center