Graphic Design

​​​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 that reach ALL learners
  • Quickly reach the learners in your face-to-face and online classes who prefer visuals for understanding
  • Design custom graphics to enhance or add to what your book publisher supplies
  • And more…

Each year, we serve faculty by designing original charts and graphs, large format posters, blog 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 for Course Materials & Research 

Bright Ideas: Graphic Design Consultations

We love to help faculty (and GA’s/TA’s) by designing impactful visuals that benefit  teaching and learning. If you have an idea, we’d love to help!  Meeting with our designer can provide you with a fresh perspective on your course materials, a time to brainstorm new ideas, or a polished presentation for your research. Email our Learning Media Designer to set up a consultation.

Our Graphic Designer can provide training with the latest presentation and design software

Presentation Design

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?

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 design services are… FREE!  There are some guidelines for the services that we can provide free of charge. If your project has received grant funding, is promotional in nature, or does not align with our core mission then we may need to charge for time and materials in order to recoup some of our costs. Contact our Learning Media Designer to determine whether we can help and whether there will be any costs associated with your project. 

​Research Poster Templates

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides a number of research poster templates in various formats for faculty and students to use as starting points for their posters. Click here to check out our collection and download a template to get started!