Award-winning design. Awards from Minnesota Public Relations Society of America, Graphic Design USA, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Minnesota Association of Government Communicators, and University of Minnesota Communicators Forum serve as a confirmation of what so many departments at the University have already experienced—our designers understand the University and have the creative and technical skills to execute beautiful and effective designs.
University experience. We understand the unique needs of departments at the University. Whatever your communications goal, we’ve most likely helped other departments navigate a similar challenge with outstanding results. Because we work with departments throughout the University, we’re able to eliminate redundancy as we draw from our experience to expertly design materials that are both fresh and creative while maintaining a strong U of M brand.
Branding expertise. All of our creative work is produced under the greater context of leveraging the power of the University of Minnesota. Does this mean everything we design is cold, institutional, maroon and gold? Absolutely not. Every project is unique, and our designers are knowledgeable brand managers which allows them to carefully analyze the best approach for incorporating University branding. Sometimes, this means Goldy plays a large role—but most often he stays hidden away in his underground burrow!
Within the University context, we also develop college and departmental branding that communicates the unique work that takes place throughout the University. Our designers are also skilled at managing an existing departmental brand. Even if we don’t develop the initial creative concept, we’re happy to design ongoing materials that capture the unique flavor of your brand and adhere to all departmental brand standards.
Coordinated print and electronic design. With a diverse staff of print and electronic designers, our team assists departments in communicating through a wide range of traditional and new media channels. See our list of services for more information.
Exceptional value. Quality, experience, and expertise in the field of communications typically comes at a high price. But at Printing Services, our rates are set to provide the highest possible value for University departments fighting to make the most of declining communications budgets. Our hourly rate structure allows departments with limited funds to have professionally designed materials produced at a surprisingly low cost. We bill by the minute, have no minimum requirements, and do not bill for planning meetings. And our extensive experience and understanding of the University of Minnesota allow our designers to work efficiently and productively to provide unmatched value in the field of creative services.