Creative Services

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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: 

  1. 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.).
  2. 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 Roberta Daley at rdaley@udallas.edu or 972-721-5179.

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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.

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