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Consider us your one-stop shop for all things design and branding. We specialize in creative strategy, branding and a full range of design. We understand the industry — and Carolina — and we are here to help you with your design and creative strategy needs. We craft beautiful, unique designs that engage your audience while still working within the University’s branding and visual identity system. Let us work with you to tell your story through the power of design and visual communications.

Our Rates

$80 / Hour – Strategy, branding and visual design
$90 / Hour – Web and digital design

 

Please note: UNC Creative will be consolidating our rates on July 1, 2024, to $90/hour for all projects.

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Creative Strategy
We will work with you to understand your goals and to help you reach them. Through initial conversations, brainstorming and creative implementation, we will help get your message on the right track. Our creative strategist is able to work with you one-on-one to figure out the best approach for your visual communications based on goals, timeline and budget.
Branding
Units within the University's branding and visual identity system don't all have to look the same. A sub-brand will help your unit have a unique identity within the University, while leveraging the reputation of Carolina’s brand to stand out against similar units across the country.

A brand helps tell your story, builds a connection and deepens recognition with your audience. Our brand guides define elements such as color, patterns, typography and overall aesthetic tone. They also provide suggestions on use and application of the brand across materials – providing you with the framework to create consistency across your materials. 
Visual Design
Our print design capabilities are extensive, and range from such materials as postcards, flyers, brochures and posters, to annual reports and magazines. We give each piece a unique voice and a strong message, while maintaining the Carolina brand. For projects we design, we will also write the printing and mailing specifications, gather bids from our trusted printers, review proofs from the printers and ensure timely delivery and top-quality work. For jobs that require a formal bid through UNC Purchasing, we know the proper procedures involved and will handle that process for you as well.
Digital Design
We design custom websites and we will help to brand your online presence. We will strategize, plan and mock up a site that will work for your target audience and goals. We partner with ITS Digital Services on campus to develop websites that will then be hosted and supported on their infrastructure.

We also design digital presentations, announcements, animated gifs and social media assets.
Digital Publications
A digital publication is a piece that is specifically designed to be distributed and viewed online. It is responsive to different screen sizes and devices; it includes rich media and interactive elements; and meets University accessibility guidelines. These pieces can be designed to mimic the experience of flipping through printed materials or structured like a microsite. The resulting digital publication can be a single page or a complex site with many pages. They look and feel modern, can be quickly updated as information changes and are a more cost-effective and sustainable long-term solution for sharing information. Learn More
Creative Essentials
Need something at a reasonable price and have a quick deadline? The UNC Creative Essentials service is designed to meet these daily design challenges. Choose from a variety of high-quality curated layouts for common materials, make selections from a menu of design options, provide your content and receive your files. It’s simple, quick, professional and all at a transparent, flat cost. Check out our offerings at the Creative Essentials page at creativeessentials.unc.edu.
How We Can Help

Common projects include:

  • Advertising
  • Animated gifs
  • Annual reports
  • Brand guides
  • Brochures/flyers
  • Custom illustrations
  • Custom logos
  • Custom stationery
  • Event invitations
  • Exhibit installations
  • Exterior signs and banners
  • Gallery signage
  • Infographics
  • Magazine layout
  • Marketing strategy
  • Newsletters
  • Presentation slide decks
  • Programs
  • Promotional items
  • Social media assets and toolkits
  • Strategic planning
  • Websites
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