Creative Services

Publication Services

Producing an effective publication to market your department or program is an important component in recruiting students and creating awareness of and support for the impact that faculty, staff, students and alumni are making at Radford University. The Office of University Relations will help you create an attractive, effective communication tool.

Once we have received the form, we will contact you with any questions and to provide you with a timeline for production. If your project is complex and you have requested a meeting, we will follow up with a meeting request.

Please allow approximately six weeks (depending on the nature and complexity of the project) from the time you provide us with the resources we need for your project to be completed. Projects will be accepted as time allows.

Design, copywriting and photography services are provided to campus clients at no cost. Individual departments must pay for the cost of the production of printed materials and for mailing and postage costs.

Photography Services

University Relations provides photography to be used in marketing or publications production, as well as photography for departmental use. To request photography services for use in these type of products, please fill out the photography request form. To request photography for your internal use or for staff, group or head shots, please use the same form. Photo requests will be accepted as time allows.

Multimedia and Production Services

Multimedia and Production Services is dedicated to providing high-quality video incorporating audio for student recruitment, promotion, and other outreach purposes for Radford University and will follow university guidelines to insure consistency with Radford University’s brand. We encourage you to submit requests with as much notice as possible.

Please note that we are unable to meet every request submitted due to the volume of requests made. Priority is given to videos that support the recruitment needs of Radford University. Multimedia and Production Services does not film guest speakers, classes, or other long-format productions.  

Web, Social and Digital Sign Graphics

Web, social media or digital sign graphic requests are available to help you provide consistency when marketing your program or department on your www.radford.edu website, your departmental social media presence, or on the digital signs/TVs throughout main campus.  Note: the digital signs are managed by the Scheduling Office and they request that digital signs run for no more than two weeks at a time. Please keep that in mind when making requests and be sure to indicate in the form your desired start and end date for the digital sign graphics.

Once we have received your request form, we will contact you to confirm it has been received, ask any questions we may have and provide you with a timeline for production.

Additional Services and Support

Copy Writing and Revew

After you've submitted your form, the process to create your project begins. First, any copy you have submitted will be reviewed and approved or a writer will be assigned to assist you. This process takes approximately two weeks, depending on the complexity of your project.

Design

After the copy is finished, a graphic designer will be assigned to give your project visual impact. This process timeframe depends on the scope of the project and our project load.

You will receive electronic proofs of your project to approve or revise. When you have given final approval on your project (via email), it will be sent to the appropriate vendor for completion pending final review and approval by the University Relations team. Any changes made after the project is in production may incur additional charges from print vendors.

Printing

If requested, we will work with a print vendor to get your project completed. We will request pricing and ask you to approve it. Most printing can be done here on campus by Radford University printing services. Some projects, due to quantity, size or special effects, will need to be outsourced. The printing process on campus takes between one and two weeks and likely longer for projects sent elsewhere.

Mailing

If requested, we will work with a mail house to get your project assembled, addressed and mailed. We will request pricing and ask you to approve it. Most mailings can be done here on campus by Radford University mailing services. Some projects, due to quantity, size, turnaround or other requirements, must be outsourced. Mail house services generally take one or two weeks from receipt of printed materials and mailing list.