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Graphic Design

Whitworth offers a fresh perspective, unexpected experiences and deeply personal connections. Think you can't capture these qualities in a poster, T-shirt design or social media ad? Let our designers prove you wrong. Our graphic design services help departments deliver messages to campus and public audiences in ways that adhere to the Whitworth brand and show polish, marketing savvy and creativity. Our services are provided to campus departments free of charge, and in partnership with printing & mailing services, we can see your design project through from beginning to end.

Remember, our designers are creative professionals. With key details like text, project size, number of finished pieces and target audience, a designer can wow you with what they create!

Forms

Graphic Design Project Request

What do we design?

Here are examples of the types of projects we can help your department with. Have something you'd like designed that isn't on this list? Just ask!

  • Brochures
  • Booklets
  • Posters
  • Postcards
  • Flyers
  • Soap labels
  • Stickers
  • Buttons
  • Lapel pins
  • Signs
  • Billboards
  • Banners
  • T-shirts
  • Mugs
  • CD packaging
  • Tags
  • Table tents
  • Newspaper ads
  • Social media ads/graphics

Writing & Editing

Preparing text for a new publication or design project is the requesting department's responsibility. The marketing & communications office offers writing and editing assistance to help elevate the text to meet current marketing trends, better speak to your target audience and reflect Whitworth's brand. Remember to factor the time needed for significant writing and editing assistance into your project timeline. Send your text to Megan Jonas at mjonas@whitworth.edu and fill out a Graphic Design Project Request to get the ball rolling. We cannot begin designing your project (or counting down to your due date) until we have text.

General Publication Request Timeline

  1. Fill out a Graphic Design Project Request Form. To do this, you'll need to know:
    1. Type of publication (poster, brochure, etc.)
    2. Target audience
    3. Number of finished pieces
    4. Text (we can't start designing until we have this)
    5. Photo needs and other design specifics (if applicable)
  2. Budget for printing
    1. Our design services are offered free of charge, so your only cost is printing and mailing.
    2. Our office will determine if the job should be printed on or off campus, and we will bid your job to various printers to get the best price and coordinate the printing process for you.
  3. Understand the timeline
    1. Our office needs, at minimum, four to six weeks to complete your publication.
    2. In that time frame, we will receive your project, edit content, design the publication, exchange proofs and edits with you, and send the job to print.
    3. Use the information below to estimate how much time we need to complete your project:
      1. Four weeks for your project to be designed
      2. Two weeks to get things printed
      3. Optional: Three additional weeks to write new text or develop a new concept
      4. Optional: One additional week for mailing services to address/stuff envelopes and get them in the mail (fill out a Mailing Request Form if you plan to use this service)
  4. Consult with your designer
    1. Once all the necessary info has been submitted, we will contact you to discuss layout and design.
  5. Review and return proofs
    1. You will receive two proofs, one early in the design process and a final proof when the project is ready for printing.
    2. The process can't move forward without your approval. Please, return proofs promptly.
  6. Print
    1. Once the job is complete, your budget number will be charged for the entire cost of the project the following month.

Advertisement Request Guidelines

  1. Contact the publication you'd like to advertise in
    1. Consult these links for regional media outlets: The Spokesman-Review, The Inlander, The Journal of Business and The Fig Tree.
    2. Decide on the size of the advertisement.
    3. Decide on the ad's placement.
    4. Find out how the ad should be submitted and what the deadline is. Submission format is important! Ask the ad rep these questions: Can the file be submitted electronically? In what form? If not, should we submit camera-ready art?
    5. Make arrangements to bill your department.
    6. Contact Liz Strauch at estrauch@whitworth.edu to take advantage of our marketing and advertising advising.
  2. Submit a Publication Request Form
    1. Include the size of the ad (in regular, not column, inches – e.g., 3" x 6")
    2. Tell us the ad's orientation (horizontal or vertical)
    3. If you have one, send us another ad you like or want to emulate.
    4. Our office needs, at minimum, four to six weeks to complete your advertisement.
  3. Review and return proofs
  4. Submit your ad
    1. If the ad can be submitted electronically, we will be glad to send it for you.
    2. It the ad must be mailed or delivered, your department will be responsible. You can pick up the camera-ready art from the designer.

For questions about this process or anything related to graphic design, contact Vicki Daffe at vdaffe@whitworth.edu or 509.777.4732