Design projects consist of both print projects as well as digital pieces. Types of print projects include flyers, posters, brochures, invitations, booklets, programs, etc. It also includes projects such as creating artwork for other types of printed projects such as giveaways, t-shirts, decals, etc. Types of digital projects include digital versions of flyers, posters, brochures, email invitations, etc.
Strategic Communications should always be involved when the design project is for the public. Internal design pieces do not need to be approved by Strategic Communications.
Process and Deadlines
To submit a design project, read the information and fill out the Design Request form. You will receive a confirmation email that your project has been submitted. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your request has not been submitted and you will need to repeat the process. Once your project request is submitted and all other materials needed for the project have been submitted, the project will be added to the print project queue.
There is a firm and necessary need for AT LEAST 3 weeks of lead time for ALL design projects. This allows for the many requests to be organized and done in a timely manner. Requests made with more notice or submitted earlier are greatly encouraged. However, requests made within the necessary 3 week timeline may not be honored due to time constraints and other projects.
When submitting a design request, all information, pictures, or included material needed for the project must be submitted in order for the project to begin. Only when all materials are submitted will the project timeline of at least 3 weeks start.
What is a U.Ed. Number?
The majority of design projects will be assigned a U.Ed. Number. This number states that the project has been approved by Strategic Communications and follows University policy and editorial standards. This number also allows for inquiries or accessibility questions about a project or pieces to be traced back to the original.