Design & Web

The Creative Services team is proud to provide:

  • Expert print and electronic media services to the UW campus community,
  • Project consulting, and planning,
  • Information architecture development,
  • Print and web design, web programming,
  • Web content management system implementation,
  • Database design and programming

We invite you to visit our online portfolio for samples of our work.

When you are ready to begin, see our Getting Started page.

FAQs

How much do your services cost?

We provide a wide range of services. Based on your needs and timeline, we will develop an estimate for you to use as a guide for the projected cost. We also have sample projects with final costs that you may compare with the scope of your own project.

Where can I see samples of your designs?

We're glad you asked! We have an online portfolio you can browse through. If you want to see samples of a specific type of project, or one that your own department may have finished recently, contact one of our Account Managers today.

How long does it take to design a brochure or website?

The amount of time it takes to conceptualize, design, develop and distribute your publication is related to the scope of the project as a whole. When we provide an estimate for your project, it will include a model timeline for the scope of the work.

What do I need to do to start a new project?

Please see our starter documents page for more information about what is needed up front from a client to launch a successful project.

What is the process for building a new website?

Building a website is done in phases:

  • Planning - estimating, gathering documents, planning structure and navigation
  • Design - overall layout, colors, fonts, images, development of features and widgets
  • Infrastructure - building up the server/software environment for your site
  • Web development - theming, page production, content type development, programming
  • Application development - custom application design and development
  • Testing/deployment - user testing, revisions and site launch (go live)
  • Maintenance - develop optional maintenance schedule for your new site
Where can I see samples of your websites?

We're glad you asked! We have an online portfolio you can browse through. If you want to see samples of a specific type of project, or one that your own department may have finished recently, contact one of our Account Managers today.

What are the specific services you provide?

Please see our starter documents page. There you will find a comprehensive list of the many services we can provide.

What type of files are preferred to start a project?

It's best to send the native files, using the software in which the content was created. This may include: Word for text files, Excel for charts, Illustrator for logos and jpg or tif files for photos.

What is the best way to show the edits I'd like to make to my design project?

The preferred method is to add comments into the pdf proof. If you are not able to do that, sometimes explaining your edits in an email or a Word doc (with tracked changes) will work. Talk to your designer to see what will work best.