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Keep it simple, keep it on campus, and let us help you communicate your message - without breaking the budget.
From concept to completion, we offer professional graphic design services for anyone needing help with
the creation of professional publications, presentations and Web sites. Let's get started!

Our Work

Samples

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About

Our Process

It's easy. First, submit a job request. Give us the basics so we can determine the scope of your project – design preferences, timelines, budget, requirements, etc. (We do a lot by email. If you prefer a meeting or a call, that's ok. We're flexible!)

Then, we do our homework. We'll present you with options and specs to complete the job. Once an agreement is reached on how best to proceed, we take it from there — managing the project from concept to completion (and meeting your deadline cost-effectively)!

Our Promise

It's simple – customer care, quality, value, convenience, and our experience.

We listen. Good customer service begins with listening – and embracing each client's unique needs. We'll help you through the creative process until you're happy with the end result. If you are successful, it makes us look good, too! We vow to handle every aspect of your project, big or small, with care.

While we're dedicated to quality design, we are budget minded, too. Though we handle many large-budget projects, we are used to (and comfortable) working with even the most frugal clients. Our decades of combined experience has cemented our commitment to excellence while perfecting a client-centered approach.

Right in the heart of campus, our fellow UK employees will enjoy the convenient location and the added benefit of interdepartmental payment for services. Take confidence in knowing we work closely with UKPR to ensure that all UK projects comply with UK graphics standards and web policies. We want you to see blue, too!

Our Clients

For well over a decade, we have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of wonderful people and organizations throughout campus, and beyond. A few of them are as follows:

–– College of Agriculture
–– College of Arts and Sciences
–– College of Dentistry
–– College of Engineering
–– College of Fine Arts
–– College of Law
–– College of Medicine
–– College of Nursing
–– College of Public Health
–– College of Social Work
–– Housing and Residence Life
–– Facilities Management
–– Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy
–– Office of Finance and Administration
–– Office of the President
–– Martin School of Public Policy and Administration
–– Singletary Center for the Arts
–– Spindletop Hall and the Boone Center
–– UK Auxiliary Services
–– UK Healthcare
–– UK Postal Services
–– UK Public Relations
–– UK Staff Senate
–– UK Women's Forum
–– SACUBO

Our People

As fellow University of Kentucky employees, each of us has the university's best interests at heart. Our goal is your goal. We are here to do our part, whatever we can, to make you and your organization be the best it can be. Because at the end of the day, we are all working toward making UK even greater!

Jon M. McGee, Director: Starting out as a freelance artist in college, Jon finished his BFA (UK College of Fine Arts) in 1991 and landed his first full-time position a few years later at ACE Weekly as the lead graphic designer. He has over 25 years experience in the industry and has been working full time at UK since February 2000.

Kenn S. Minter: Kenn Minter graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the UK Fine Arts Department in 1996. Kenn has worked steadily as a a writer, artist, and graphic designer for many years. Since 1999, Kenn Minter has served as an art director and designer for UK Auxiliary Services and UK Creative Graphics and Web Design. He enjoys working with many UK clients from a myriad of schools and organizations. He takes great care in their design and marketing needs.

John C. Estes: John has over eighteen years of experience with designing and building websites. He also has expertise in designing user interfaces that are both visually appealing and compliant with industry and federal (508) standards for usability. Prior to coming to UK 12 years ago, he worked for private companies such as Athenic, Tempur-Pedic, and eCorporation.

Our Rates

$65/hr - consultation / special handling
$70/hr - design and development / production
$80/hr - project management / art direction

 

Our History

In 2003, the University of Kentucky made way for a new service center to serve the campus community's graphic design needs. UK Creative Graphics and Web Design provides quality services at competitive rates. This UK service center (a non-profit, tax expempt recharge unit) charges every customer the same rates and is capable of creating web sites, presentations, a variety of printed materials, and other marketing materials. While the unit's primary focus is UK Auxiliary Services, they work on a range of projects for many other UK colleges and departments across campus and throughout Kentucky. UK Creative Graphics and Web Design has a limited capacity to offer services to off-campus entities as well – please contact us to learn more.

Our Mission

To serve the University and surrounding community by providing quality graphic design and Web development services at competitive rates through the use of visual media to showcase and support the University's mission and all of its programs, services, and departments.