Design Services

Design Service’s mission is to conceptualize, design, and produce solutions that communicate Valdosta State’s message in the most effective and creative method for mediums of all types. We will work closely with you to ensure that your marketing materials are eye-catching and tailored to your intended audience, while also supporting the mission and visual identity standards of Valdosta State.

SERVICES

  • Graphic Design
    • Brochures
    • Magazines
    • Advertisements
    • Flyers & Postcards
    • Invitations
    • Business Cards
    • Name Tags
  • Logo Creation
  • Brand Consulting

 SUBMITTING A NEW PROJECT

We now offer the ability to request printing and graphic design online via Print Shop Pro Webdesk. All projects must be submitted via this new system. No more hassles with Service Requests. This will allow us to most efficiently serve your needs. If you need your project printed after it is designed, you will need to submit a Printing Order first and link it with the Graphic Order.

Please contact Design Services via our Contact Page  or phone 229-333-5980 for an initial consultation before starting your project request. This will help us determine if you need to complete a Project Request Form and schedule a face-to-face consultation, or can go directly to PSP Webdesk to submit a Printing Order/Graphic Design Order.

This link will take you to PSP Webdesk.

CREATIVE CONTENT

Our preferred format for content to be sent to us is in a Word Document. We will also accept PDF files that the text can be copied and pasted from. We do not accept Microsoft Publisher files. Remember to keep your audience in mind when writing your content for external marketing. For help and tips on improving your marketing message contact our Marketing Services department. Any photos you are submitting to be used within your publication must not be copyrighted (most likely if downloaded from the web) and also be 300 dpi for printing and 72 dpi if being used on the web for appropriate image size and quality. In addition, we cannot use photos that have been embedded in documents. We will need the original images sent to us via email, dropping off a jump drive by our office, or sending through a Dropbox link or through www.wetransfer.com. We can assist you in finding images from the university’s stock image account or from our catalog of photos kept on file. High resolution images are also available for download and use through the university's Flickr account. If you would like our university photographer to take new photos for your project, please complete our Photo Request Form.

SIZE NEEDED

For certain items like posters, postcards, etc., we can help you choose the best size for your project, but for other jobs, such as magazine ads, billboards, and web ads, we will need the specific size required.
Smaller projects, such as stationery, flyers, and web graphics, can take around 3+ weeks for completion, and larger projects, such as brochures, booklets, etc., can take up to 6+ weeks.
Keep in mind if you need new photos taken, your project may take longer to complete. Get a head start and submit a Photo Request Form in advance for any new photos needed for your publication.
We have a work flow based on the order we receive design requests, but our first priority for the university is marketing to potential students.

ON-CAMPUS PRINTING

Stay in-house and get your projects designed and printed on campus. We can help you set-up artwork needed for your project with the industry standards for printing such as CMYK with crops and bleed. All design work requested by any campus office must be submitted to Creative Services for approval before printing only if going to an external audience. Please contact Creative Services first before designing and laying out your publication if it’s going out to an external market. If your publication does not meet the university’s visual identity standards when you submit your project for approval, it will need to be re-designed by our office and may push back your timeline for project completion. See the university’s Visual Identity Guide for publication guidelines. Also, in accordance with university procedures, all printing must be submitted to our on-campus Print Shop. If our Print Shop is unable to print your project because of the needed date or size restrictions, the Print Shop will select an external vendor to help complete your project. These conditions must be met regardless of funding source.

DESIGN EXAMPLES