Consultation & Planning
The success of a publication hinges on proper planning and development. The CDS team can often help clients save time, money and better manage publication efforts by planning an adequate time line, researching choices, budgeting and reviewing publication options. CDS requires a client meeting about all new jobs and strongly encourages campus clients to make an appointment to discuss ways to improve and update old printed materials.
How a publication reads and looks are equally important. While clients are ultimately responsible for making sure the information in their publications is accurate and well written, the CDS team works closely with the Office of Communications to make sure the material is consistent with other VSU publications and suited for the target audience.
Graphic Design, Layout & Production
The CDS team handles simple production requests like stationery to more complex layout and design solutions like magazines, brochures, posters and newsletters. Promotional printed publications, web graphics, and specialty items such as cups, pins, compact disc packaging are just a few of the design projects developed by CDS.