Approved Graphic Design Vendors

These pre-approved vendors are recommended when you need graphic design services that cannot be handled in-house. While these vendors may provide you a range of graphic design services, they may not provide services that conflict with university policies (i.e., logo design, stationery design, etc.) or website design. If you need web design services, please consult the web vendor list.

This list is currently closed. If you are interested in becoming an approved graphic design vendor, please 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 and 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 a vendor is selected the department will enter a requisition and attach the scope of work for processing by the Sourcing Specialist.
  4. 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 by Mizzou Licensing & Brand Management to ensure identity policy and brand compliance. 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. 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 vendors on this list, you ensure projects will adhere to all university identity policies and brand 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 UM Procurement/Supply Chain website.

Questions and 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
Licensing & Brand Management
identity@missouri.edu
573-882-7359

Carla Gilzow
Strategic Sourcing Specialist
UM Procurement
crgnn7@umsystem.edu
573-882-2225

Graphic Design Vendors

The vendors below are recommended to provide graphic design services to campus units. While these vendors may provide you a range of graphic design services, they may not provide services that conflict with university policies (i.e., logo design, stationery design, etc.) or website design. If you need web design services, please consult the web vendor list.

Bucket Media
Contact: Meagan Schaffner
1123 Wilkes Blvd., Suite 400, Columbia, MO 65201
573-817-2825
Meagan@BucketAgency.com
bucketagency.com

Kevin Schults
Contact: Kevin Schults
6860 N Nelson Dr., Columbia, MO 65202
573-823-2381
kevin@kevinshults.com
kevinshults.com

VisionWorks
Contact: Lili Vianello
204 Peach Way Suite H, Columbia, MO 65203
573-449-8567 x204
lili@visionworksgroup.com
visionworksgroup.com

Woodruff
Contact: Cynthia Kotovsky
501 Fay St., Suite 110, Columbia, MO 65201
573-875-7917
ckotovsky@wearewoodruff.com
wearewoodruff.com

Overture Brand Studio
Contact: Cherise Brock
466 Hammermill Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141
314-270-2757
hello@overturebrandstudio.com
overturebrandstudio.com

Johnny Lightning Strikes Again
Contact: Brynne Davis
1818 Wyandotte St., Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64108
877-664-5572
brynne@jlsa.com
jlsa.com

Trozzolo
Contact: Josh Brewster
811 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, MO 64105
816-842-8111
jbrewster@trozzolo.com
trozzolo.com

Angry Apples Marketing
Contact: Sonia Choi
1657 The Fairway Suite, 162 Jenkintown, PA 19046
844-462-6479
hello@goangry.com
goangry.com

Brand Poets
Contact: Kristine Bello
8220 SW 148 Dr., Miami, FL 33158
786-732-7466 x100
kristine@brandpoets.com
brandpoets.com