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Welcome to Creative Design Services

Creative Design Services (CDS) exists to develop and maintain Valdosta State University’s visual image. The in-house design studio features a six-person team with more than 25 years of collaborative experience and knowledge. CDS provides campus clients with publications development from concept to completion, including consultation and planning, editorial assistance and graphic design. The team is charged with providing visual communications guidance including usage of the university logo, seal and other visual standards by producing high quality, cost-effective printed materials that enhance the university’s marketing efforts.

Design services are free but departments are responsible for any costs associated with printing, photography and illustration. CDS makes every effort to find the most competitive pricing. Contact CDS to guarantee university, college, departmental and program publications present a consistent, uniform and professional image.

All design work requested by any campus office must be submitted to the Office of CDS for approval, and the right of first refusal. All campus printing must be submitted to Printing & Copying Services for the right of first refusal. These conditions must be met regardless of funding source.

The Office of CDS maintains all visual identity standards for Valdosta State University. Please refer to the Visual Identity Program Guide for more information regarding this.

Producing a good publication is both an art and a science. The art is getting across your marketing message to a target group. The science is a series of closely related, sequential steps, each playing a crucial role in the creation of your publication. Please refer to the online publication guide Better Communications by Design for more information about this process.

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