Every creative project goes through a workflow involving the Design Center, College Communications, and you, the client. To help facilitate a successful project, here is a breakdown of the process for creative projects, as well as timelines for completed projects at the available output options.
Once you submit your creative project request:
The Design Center will base its timeline off of your provided due date and will notify you about the feasibility if we have concerns. Here are some potential milestone dates for your project.
Text/Content due: Latest date for the Design Center to receive content you are providing.
1st Proof: Approximate date we will have a sample ready to be proofed by you.
Print/Approval date: Date the project needs to go into production to be able to be finished on time.
Delivery Date: When the finished products will be ready for you to pick up.
Mail drop date: Date a mailed project will be delivered to the Post Office.
* Indicates action needed on Client's part.
1. Client Request*
Creative project request submitted by client.
2. Kickoff meeting* (if needed)
Some projects need a meeting with relevant parties to work out details of the job.
3. Text and Images Submitted by Client*
Having your text proofread by College Communications before submitting to the Design Center will make the job go faster. Email content to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Design Center Creation
5. Proof Presented to Client
6. Client Review and Changes*
7. Client Revisions
Steps 5-7 will cycle through as many rounds as needed.
8. Client Signoff*
The client agrees that all aspects of the project are satisfactory and correct (free from errors).
9. College Communications Review and Changes
10. Proofreader revisions
Steps 9–10 will cycle through as many rounds as needed. If you prefer to see your piece after College Communications has made edits, let us know and we will show you a final proof before production.
Production time varies based on the project.