Creative Services Department
Producing an effective publication for your department or program is an important component in recruiting students and creating awareness of and support for the impact faculty, staff, students and alumni are making at RU. Creative Services will help you create an attractive, effective communication tool.
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University Relations is made up of five distinct areas: the News Bureau, Marketing, Electronic Communications, Creative Services and Special Events. These offices have developed an identity plan for all university publications. Strength in our message and a corporate and professional look in our publications are extremely important. Because we strive to make all campus publications conform to this identity, departments should enter their publications through the Office of Creative Services. This will help ensure departments become familiar with and use the identity program and also will provide better flow of the production process.
If you have a question about whether your publication should be entered through our office or campus printing, please call Creative Services at ext. 6255.
For a complete guide to the publication process and to view the specifics of our identity program, please read our Publications Style Manual. You can also download various RU logos online.
University Relations provides photography services for specific needs related to university publications, news items, promotions, web sites, advertisements and marketing efforts. Digital photography is the office’s primary medium, but black and white and color prints and color slides can be provided when most appropriate. To request photography services, contact Karen Casteele at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-5182.
Student workers and interns employed in Creative Services play a vital role in the day-to-day production of publications. Most are art majors at the university but some interns are affiliated with other programs such as Communications. Students are assigned multiple projects requiring a wide range of skills. Their assignments require familiarity with the most up-to-date computer design programs and the latest technology available via the World Wide Web. Student workers and interns are able to enter their work into regional and national competitions and many have received prestigious recognition. While providing a valuable service to the university, these students are also developing impressive pieces for their own portfolios.