Creative Services

The Office of Creative Services meets the graphic design, publication, photography, and videography needs of the University, preserving and promoting the Gardner-Webb brand by adhering to established guidelines.

Our Services

Photography/Videography

Creative Services manages and provides official photography and videography services for the University. Projects may be submitted via an online request form for consideration and prioritization by Creative Services.

Digital Billboard/TV Displays

Creative Services designs and schedules digital displays for the Webb Hall and Bridges Gate billboards and campus TVs. Please make a project request via the online request form for consideration and prioritization by Creative Services.

Forms and Project Requests

Before submitting any request for design or content consideration and/or creation, please be aware of the general production timelines and the design/proofing process overview below. Once you are ready to request project assistance, please fill out the Project Request Form.

Graphic Design/Publications

Creative Services designs and approves all official University graphic design and publication projects that include but are not limited to the following.

  • Advertisements (Print and Digital)
  • Banners
  • Billboards
  • Brochures
  • Business Cards
  • Digital Signage
  • Email Templates
  • Embroidery
  • Envelopes
  • Flyers
  • Folders
  • Forms
  • Handbooks
  • Invitations
  • Letterhead
  • Mailings
  • Name Tags
  • Postcards
  • Posters
  • Programs for Events
  • Promotional Items
  • Social Media and Website Graphics
  • T-shirts
  • Viewbooks

Design/Proofing Process Overview

Production timelines are largely dependent upon client preparedness during the design process and timeliness during the proofing process. Should a client delay in providing information or in responding to proofs, the desired deadline may be missed. Please review the following pertinent information relative to the below processes.

  • Please provide as much detail as possible up front.
  • If content needs to be developed or photos need to be taken, project timelines will need to be extended to account for completion of those processes.
  • Proofs will be limited to three rounds. Clients will be required to provide feedback on proofs within 48 hours, or two business days. 
    • The first round will be for design review. This round is purely focused on graphics, not content. Please note that while the Office of Creative Services tries to incorporate client feedback as best possible, final design decisions rest with the Office of Creative Services.
    • The second round will be for content review. At this point in the process, graphic changes should be finalized and the focus should be on content accuracy.
    • The third round is a final proof. At this point in the process, the client should ensure that the piece is ready for print.

Please note that excess lapsed time or additional rounds of proofs will extend the project timeline and could result in missing the production deadline.

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