Approved Design Vendors

Our recommended vendors can provide graphic design services* to campus units and offer a wide-range of services to help 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 a Preferred 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 look over your scope of work and schedule a 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 Procurement for 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 for you 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 to you 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 one of the vendors on the list, 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 any 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

Vendor List

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.

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Bucket Media, Inc.

Contact:
Meagan Schaffner
mschaffner@bucketmediaco.com
573-817-2825
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
charactergrdesign@embarqmail.com
573-761-5450
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
jeff@creativearcade.design
218-393-3151
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
mary@hjdesign.net
816-415-3777 ext. 111
6603H 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
kevin@kevinshults.com
573-823-2381
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
brandon@lundmarkadvertising.com
816-842-5236
2345 Grand Blvd, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64018
Services:
cost-efficient brochures, flyers, posters, post cards, 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
rachel@shootforthemoon.com
563-556-2392
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

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
vlee@smebranding.com
212-924-5700
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
nsatter@willoughbydesign.com
816-979-3009
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
skenny@wearewoodruff.com
573-875-7917
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