Our creative services group helps tell the university’s story through the use of effective
design strategies and techniques. Our talented staff of designers and writers combines the
expertise of a creative agency with an invaluable institutional knowledge gained from
working daily with the entire University of Dallas community. We offer services that
cover a full range of design needs (from print to digital) ensuring materials are
consistent with the university’s brand and visual identity.
Determining When to Use Creative Services
Determining when to use creative services is quite easy. If you are communicating
with or marketing to an audience off campus, then you to work your project through
the Office of Marketing & Communications. All projects aimed at external audiences
should adhere to established style guidelines. Our involvement will help maintain
a consistent brand across all UD schools, colleges, departments and offices.
Requesting Assistance from Creative Services
To initiate your project, complete the creative services request form below. When
completing your request, please allow appropriate time to edit, design, proof and
print; printing time alone typically requires one week, minimum. The size and scope
of your project will be taken into account when determining your production schedule.
Please use this general guidelineAs a general rule, follow these simple steps to determine how far in advance you'll need to submit your request in order to meet
your "in-hand" date:
- Determine the date you would like your project to be completed (e.g. dropped in the
mail, delivered to your office, provided for publication, etc.).
- Count backwards on your calendar allowing:
- 7-10 business days for production
- 7-10 business days for printing
- 5-7 business days for mailing
A quicker turnaround may be accommodated by contacting Julie Abell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-265-5743.
Requirements for MarComm Projects
To start a project, complete a Creative Services Request. We cannot begin work on
a project until we have all materials. All text must be written, edited and have final
approvals from all stakeholders before it is submitted to MarComm. This includes headlines,
captions, footnotes. Large projects will require a meeting with MarComm to discuss
the project; that request will be initiated by MarComm.