Our professional staff is here to provide you with design assistance, from the first concept sketches to fully polished designs. We can help you to:
- Professionally present your research
- Create effective and engaging presentations
- Quickly reach the visual learners in your face to face and online classes
- Design custom graphics to go beyond what your book publisher supplies
- And more…
Each year, we serve faculty by designing original charts and graphs, large format posters, website designs, multimedia interfaces, PowerPoint presentations, Blackboard graphics, and custom illustrations. If you’d like to polish your course, or incorporate more visuals into your teaching we’d love to talk with you!
Design Help? Please!
Bright Ideas: Graphic Design Consultations
Have an idea, but don’t have the time or the skills to design it yourself? Come on over for a cup of coffee and a consultation! We love to help faculty (and GA’s/TA’s) with anything visual that’s going to benefit the teaching and learning in their classes. If you’ve got an idea, we’d love to help! And if you’re stuck in a visual rut, and just can’t seem to get out of it... Hey, that’s another reason to stop by! Everyone needs a bit of inspiration sometimes. Set up an appointment to meet with our designer to get a fresh perspective on your course, or to brainstorm ideas. While you’re here, browse our design book collection - its growing fast! Please fill out our Graphic Design Project Request Form
to set up a Graphic Design consultation.
Tools of the Trade: Program Training
We are well versed in a wide range of Adobe and Microsoft software, as well as some lesser known (but pretty cool) online software tools. We can help equip you to do your own design work by suggesting the right program for the job, teaching you the basics of using the program, or even troubleshooting a tricky problem. Whether you’ve been using the software for years and just want to learn a few of the newest tools, or if you’ve never even heard of Photoshop or are nervous in PowerPoint, we can help. If you’re nervous about learning a new program, don’t be. We’re actually pretty friendly! We remember what its like to be in an unfamiliar environment, and to just be starting out. With a one-on-one consultation we can teach you at your own pace, and once you’ve got the basics down, we can direct you to some helpful resources to build on those skills. Please fill out our Graphic Design Project Request Form
to set up an individual or group consultation, workshop, or training. We'd love to help!
Large Format Poster Design & Printing for Your Research & Course Materials
FaCIT has the capability of designing and printing a wide variety of large format posters for CMU faculty. Faculty can use these materials as teaching tools in credit producing courses or
for the presentation of their research at regional, national, and international conferences. Continue Reading...
The way that you present information (visually and verbally) is just as important as the content you are presenting. Our staff is here to assist you with creating high impact presentations designed to engage, inform, and inspire action. We'll work with you to create customized presentation materials specifically designed to compliment YOUR presentation delivery style. Continue Reading...
What’s this going to cost?
No worries! If your project is going to impact learning in a credit producing CMU course or help present your CMU research to an outside audience, chances are that our services (both training and design) are… FREE! There are some guidelines for the services that we can provide free of charge. If your project has received grant funding or promotional in nature, we may need to charge for time and materials in order to recoup some of our cost. Contact our Graphic Designer to determine whether there will be any costs associated with your project. More extensive info, best practices, testimonials, related content, start project.
Graphic Design Resources
Visit this section of our site for a bank of resources gathered to be helpful for faculty from all design experience levels. Whether you've been implementing visuals or Universal Design principles into your course for years, or are just starting out with the basics, there's something here to help you! Continue Reading...
Graphic Design Gallery
Visit our graphic design gallery
for a sampling of past and present Graphic Design projects!