The Creative Team provides creative strategies for the University of Adelaide Marketing and Communications initiatives – from campaign materials to publications, event and environmental signage, digital graphics and merchandise.
Our talented in-house creative/design team delivers communication materials that are on-brand, effective and engaging. We also utilise a skilled panel of external designers who are well-versed in producing materials that meet the requirements of the University of Adelaide brand standards.
How we can assist you
To initiate a graphic design job through M&C, simply request help and one of the Marketing team will be in touch to help develop your brief.
Please note: If you work within a faculty, school or research centre, your request should be sent to your Faculty Marketing team.
For branded office templates, please see the link below.
Design approaches and design approval
To submit a design for approval, email brand approvals.
There are three approved approaches you can take to develop your design materials:
- Work with Marketing and Communications to create a new brief, and our creative team completes work.
- Work with Marketing and Communications to create a new brief and we'll facilitate the work on your behalf with one of our preferred external designers, or provide you with contact details to work with a supplier.
- Complete your own design in-house, using approved Microsoft Office templates supplied by Marketing and Communications.
Under scenarios one, approval can be assumed in the delivery of your completed creative request.
Under scenario two, final designed materials must be approved by MC. If MC are facilitating work on your behalf, this will be taken care of internally, however if MC have provided you a contact to work with directly, you must submit the externally designed artwork to the Brand Approval team firstname.lastname@example.org for final sign off before print and/or distribution. The Brand Approval team require two business days for turnaround on approvals. You will need to factor into your timeline that changes may be required if the externally designed material does not comply with Brand Standards.
Under scenario three, provided you’re using the template in the way it is intended and you comply with the brand standards there is no need for MC approval. It is advisable however, to run the final output past your local marketing representative before moving into printing/production.
Developing your own design materials or using external designers who have not been briefed on the University of Adelaide Brand Standards are not approved approaches.
Frequently asked questions
Where can I find templates for posters, Powerpoint presentations, invitations and letterheads?
What is the policy for using an external supplier for design and creative work?
You may engage an external supplier for design and creative work, however the person or company engaged must be approved by the Marketing and Communications Creative Team prior to any work being carried out.
In order to gain approval, suppliers must first meet with the Creative Team for an induction, after which branded InDesign templates and a copy of the Brand Standards guide will be supplied, and creative work may begin.
All work designed outside of the Marketing and Communications branch must be sent to Brand Approvals for final approval before print or distribution, including work designed by external creative suppliers.
When and where am I allowed to use the University of Adelaide logo?
The logo is a registered trademark and is legally protected. Management of the logo is undertaken by the University Marketing and Communications Branch on behalf of the University, and is supported by the University Brand Standards, the Brand Policy and the University of Adelaide Act 1971.
Staff are permitted to download the logo for corporate use, as per these guidelines.
Students (including PhD students) are not permitted use of the logo, unless approved by Brand Approvals or the head of their faculty marketing area.
What if I want to design my own marketing materials?
Office stationary templates (posters, ppt, flyers etc.) can be downloaded for use from the brand standards templates and downloads.
If you choose to design your own materials, your artwork must comply with the University Brand Standards. Any materials designed outside of central marketing must be submitted to the Brand Approvals team for final approval before print or distribution.
This also applies to design undertaken by external suppliers/contractors.
I need a print quote, who do I contact?
Are you from a school, faculty of research area?
Whether you’re a staff member or student, your first point of contact should be your faculty marketing team.