Historically, many departments and colleges within the University have designed materials in-house or asked printers to produce artwork. This has resulted in a wide variety of styles and, in many cases, meant that documents have not been of an appropriate quality for University communications.
The University has made a significant commitment to bringing greater consistency to all of its marketing materials through the development of the brand guidelines. In the Communications Framework we have chosen a range of designers who are fully in tune with the University's brand guidelines and will help departments and colleges to adapt their own materials to produce documents which reflect the University's key messages, and which have a consistent and professional appearance.
The choice of agency for your requirements will vary depending on what your needs are, as well as on the department or college budget.
The design element of the Communications Framework is split into two areas:
Please contact the Strategic Marketing Team when selecting a design agency, and a member of the team will be able to provide advice to you on which of the agencies will best suit your requirements.
You can get in touch with the team via email. Please send your messages to marketing.team@
durham.ac.uk and a member of the team will be more than happy to help.