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Graphics Design

Our Graphic Design staff provides comprehensive professional design services, handling all aspects of a project, from concept development to the finished product.  We have extensive experience in the graphic design field, including identity/logo, page layout, photo manipulation, pre-press to help you get the photos, fonts, and the elements that you need for a successful project.

With the latest computer software, the design center can create graphics and help you plan, analyze, and create visual solutions in print, and electronic, using a variety of methods such as color, type, illustration, and various print and layout techniques.   We develop the overall layout and production design of magazines, newspapers, journals, corporate reports, full color brochures, pocket folders distinctive logos and more.   The possibilities are limitless!

Not sure what you need but think we can help?  Contact us for more information at the Design Center, 303-724-6413.

Short list of what we create

  • Business cards
  • Advertisements (print & web)
  • Event invitations
  • Tradeshow collateral
  • Conference materials
  • Stationary
  • Forms
  • Logo design
  • Posters
  • Promotional materials
  • Report/Book design
  • Pocket Folders
  • Directories
  • Certificates
  • and more!

Your Design or Ours

Poster Services
Basics of Poster Design

Portraits and more

Portraits are available in our studio for Students, Faculty, Staff, or other individuals affiliated with the university. All portraits are made by calling or e-mailing for an appointment time. Portraits for Faculty, Staff, or other individuals affiliated with the university include the following:

    • A PDF proof sheet of your portraits will be e-mailed to you. Please select the one pose you like best. A “light retouching” will be done on the one pose you selected.
    • The selected pose will be saved both as a TIF and JPG file. These will be uncropped and cropped to a 2x3, 5x7 and 8x10, in color and as a grayscale).
    • A wallet layout sheet in color and grayscale is also provided.
    • All the other poses you did not select will be put in a folder called "Other Poses" and they will be as is, no retouching.
    • Once completed, A CD with all the files on it will be burned and a copyright release will provide. The CD will be sent to your department.

TIPS for Portraits:

    • Professional dress is recommended.
    • For some ideas, view some of the past composites, or portraits hanging in your school or department, to help you decide what looks best (the background used is a dark reddish brown).
    • Try to avoid sleeveless shirts, deep plunging necklines and all white or very light colored shirts without a jacket.
    • Solid colors are a good choice.
    • We can coordinate your portrait framing requirements; Size, Type of Frame (Metal, wood, etc), Matting color, Glass type (UV protected) or standard glass.

Other Services Available:

    • Passport Photos are available by appointment.
    • Scanning of slides and negatives, color or black and white, for publication, posters, or on-screen shows is available. These may be either low resolution (72 – 125 dpi) or high Resolution (125 -300 dpi).
    • Try to avoid sleeveless shirts, deep plunging necklines and all white or very light colored shirts without a jacket.
    • Solid colors are a good choice.

Define Your Needs

We meet with you to get a thorough understanding of your needs, which allows us to create a clearly defined creative project.   We transform your needs and our ideas into concept sketches that will best communicate your message.   Draft options are composed and presented for your consideration.

Based on your specific feedback, we fine-tune the project, using both your perception and that of your target audience to guide our direction.   We refine the final product, poring over details to ensure a successfully completed project.

We have various programs we work in, In-Design, PhotoShop, Illustrator, as well as PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Quark.   We will request original jpg photos for optimum resolution output.


Setting original copy in a specified typeface and point size in accordance with a layout.   The appearance of your type is important to the way your product will look.   Clean sharp crisp type with the most professional look.

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