Approved Graphic Design Vendors

Our recommended vendors can provide graphic design services to campus units. They represent a wide range of services* to provide you with options that best meet your needs.

*Vendors on this list may not provide services that conflict with university policies (i.e., logo design, stationery design, etc.), nor web design. If you need web design services, please consult the Web Vendor list.

 Interested in becoming an approved graphic design vendor? Contact identity@missouri.edu

Getting Started

  1. Before contacting a vendor, make sure you have a scope-of-work document with:
  • Relevant background information
  • Project description
  • Goals & objectives
  • Expected timeline
  • Specifications (number and types of pieces, size, printing limitations, etc.)
  • Primary contacts
  • Estimated budget
  1. Contact vendors you would consider working with. Each vendor has their own unique process, but they all will review your scope of work and schedule time to discuss and provide appropriate estimates.
  2. Review and evaluate options with stakeholders in your unit. Select your vendor accordingly.
  3. Once you’ve agreed on project terms with your vendor, contact Procurementfor help executing a Purchased Service Agreement (PSA). Both you and your vendor will need to sign the PSA before work begins on your project.
  4. Once a signed PSA is on file, proceed with your project. Your vendor is responsible for making sure that the materials they produce comply with university policies and standards, and they will communicate these requirements to you as necessary.

Note: Vendors on this list are subject to a review process based on how many projects they’ve completed for university clients, among other factors. At the beginning of a project, your vendor might communicate that they will need to submit project proofs for a compliance check after they’ve received final approval from you, but before sending projects into production/launch. If this situation applies to your project, please budget time for the review process into your project schedule.

 

Requirements

While campus units are not required to select a listed vendor, they are highly encouraged to do so. By choosing one of the vendors on this list, you ensure projects will adhere to all university standards and requirements — including graphic identity standards — and eliminate the need to go through a formal RFP process with Procurement, significantly expediting your project’s timeline.

If you opt-out of using the vendors, you will need to contact procurement to begin the normal RFP process. More information can be found on the Supply Chain website.

Questions or feedback?

We are committed to helping you through this process. If you have questions or feedback at any stage of your project, please reach out to:

Jessi Church
Brand Manager
identity@missouri.edu
573-882-7359

Heather Reed, CPPB
Lead Strategic Sourcing Specialist-IT
University of Missouri System Supply Chain
reedhr@umsystem.edu
573-882-9778

Graphic Design Vendors

The vendors below are recommended to provide graphic design services to campus units. They represent a wide range of services* to provide you with options that best meet your needs. *Vendors on this list may not provide services that conflict with university policies (i.e. logo design, stationery design, etc.), nor web design. If you need web design services, please consult the Web Vendor list.


 

Bucket Media, Inc.

Contact: Meagan Schaffner | 573-817-2825 
mschaffner@bucketmediaco.com
1123 Wilkes Blvd., Suite 400 Columbia, MO 65201
Services: creative strategy & concepting, graphic design, photography, graphic & video animation, brochures, print ads, flyers, posters, billboards, viewbooks, infographs, presentations, social/digital media & web graphics, banner ads, Snapchat filters, 360 images & videos, audio & video production, and more

 

Character Graphic Design

Contact: Shelly Hittner | 573-761-5450
charactergrdesign@embarqmail.com
225 Galena Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109
Services: design of brochures, mailers, event invitations and programs, magazines, viewbooks, presentation folders and inserts, print ads, posters, signage, environmental graphics, handouts, imprints for ad specialty products

 

Creative Arcade

Contact: Jeff Ruprecht | 218-393-3151 
jeff@creativearcade.design
371 Canal Park Drive, Suite 212 Duluth, MN 55802
Services: brochures, folders, mailers, viewbooks, direct mail, outdoor boards, presentations, infographics, social media graphics, posters, animation/motion graphics, video editing, email marketing, content development, copywriting, strategy/consulting, photo art direction, photography, videography, digital advertising, print advertising, vehicle wraps, bus boards

 

HJ Design

Contact: Mary Helber-Jamboretz |816-415-3777 ext. 111 
mary@hjdesign.net
6603 H Royal Street, Suite 100 Pleasant Valley, MO 64068
Services: brochures, ad design, flyers, presentations, signage, newsletters, postcards, billboard design, photo shoots, email marketing, graphics for social media, promotional item design, magazine design, PowerPoint presentations, posters, displays, vehicle wraps, tradeshow material and design, banners, wall graphics

 

Kevin Shults Art & Design

Contact: Kevin Shults | 573-823-2381
kevin@kevinshults.com
6860 Nelson Drive Columbia, MO 65202
Services: ad layout, brochures, viewbooks, event materials (posters, flyers, banners, apparel, invitations), presentation folders, illustration, web & social media graphics, infographics, powerpoints, annual reports, recruitment materials, advancement materials, alumni communications, ad campaigns, historical/departmental displays, creative consultation

 

Lundmark Advertising

Contact: Brandon Myers | 816-842-5236 
brandon@lundmarkadvertising.com
2345 Grand Blvd, Suite 200 Kansas City, MO 64018
Services: cost-efficient brochures, flyers, posters, postcards, print ads, social media strategy & graphics, presentations, viewbooks, newsletters, event marketing, direct mail, strategic marketing plans, online advertising, photography, video production, and trade show materials

 

McCullough Creative

Contact: Rachel McIntyre | 563-556-2392 
rachel@shootforthemoon.com
10446 Ironwood Drive Tamarack Business Park Dubuque, IA 52003
Services: flyers, rack-cards, brochures, postcards, presentations, viewbooks, posters, signage, presentations, PowerPoint files, event materials, direct mail campaigns, newsletters, magazines, catalogs, infographics, illustrations, online surveys, email campaigns, social media graphics, capital campaign marketing materials, videos, point-of-sale pieces, and strategy

 

MU Print & Mail Services

Contact: Jeff McNeeley | 573-882-7801
muprinting@missouri.edu  
2800 Maguire Columbia, MO 65211
Services: specializing in print design jobs, including postcards, cards & envelopes, flyers, trifold brochures, multi-page brochures, booklets, pocket folders, posters, promotional items, variable data merging and mailings, and more

 

SAWYER Agency

Contact: Vanessa Everett vanessa@sawyeragency.com 626-460-3216 177 E. Colorado Blvd., 2nd floor Pasadena, CA 91105
Services: annual reports, banners, brochures, book layouts, calendars, catalog design, custom invitations, direct mail pieces, digital ads, event programs, exhibition design, flyers, infographics, labels & packing, out-of-home advertising, postcards, posters, presentations, signs, social media graphics and viewbooks

 

SME Branding

Contact: Vinson Lee | 212-924-5700
vlee@smebranding.com  
298 5th Ave., 5th Floor New York, NY 10001
Services: research & insights, strategy and positioning, messaging, naming, collateral material, tool kit development, media planning & buying, digital strategy, e-brochures, communications planning, advertising development, print, digital, radio, tv & outdoor production, social media engagement

 

Willoughby Design

Contact: Nicole Satterwhite | 816-979-3009 
nsatter@willoughbydesign.com
602 Westport Road Kansas City, MO 64111
Services: signage/wayfinding design, branded interiors, packaging, brochures, books and catalogs, posters, presentations, campaigns, apparel design, taglines/copywriting, photo shoot art direction and illustration

 

Woodruff

Contact: Shannan Baker Kenny | 573-875-7917
skenny@wearewoodruff.com
501 Fay St Columbia, MO 65201
Services: design and development of brochures, posters, social media graphics, presentations, viewbooks, videos, development materials, conference materials, banner ads, print ads, billboards, direct mail, promotional materials, annual reports, newsletters and other projects to help you strategically communicate your message and brand

Freelancers

Dory Colbert Design LLC
dcolbert@midamerica.net
573-874-7161

Communicate your Mizzou message using MU branded colors, graphic styles and typography. Capture your audience’s attention with original, award-winning imagery created within MU’s branded structure. I provide graphic design for digital and hard copy flyers, brochures, posters, signage, student recruitment materials, indoor and outdoor banners, alumni communications, social media graphics and info graphics. Photo illustration is a specialty. Working with MU clients since 2001.