Creative Services

Who Are We?

We’re Villanova’s strategic partner for visual communication.
Last year we managed over 800 projects—from Annual Reports to digital ad campaigns to University stock photography.

 

How Can We Help?

Great! Our design job request form will lead you through the information we need in order to get your project underway. To make the process run smoothly, here's a preview of what we ask for:

  • What do you hope to achieve with your project? Who is your audience, and is it regional or national? Do you have examples of designs that you like? Dislike? 
  • Nuts & Bolts: due date, quantity, budget index number
  • You! Communication is key, so even after the job is opened, we'll be asking a lot of questions so that we can provide the best product for your needs.

Great! Creative Services maintains a public, view-only stock gallery of approved imagery that you will find at villanova.photoshelter.com. In order to download your selection of images, you must be a University employee and registered user of Villanova’s stock site.

For additional information regarding accessing these galleries, please contact photography@villanova.edu.

Stock Photography

Villanova University’s stock photography and publication photoshoots are managed concept through completion by Creative Services. This includes initial meetings, photoshoot planning, on-site production, contracts and legal releases required to ensure the viability of imagery for the University stock photography archive. We also facilitate image delivery and billing for stock and publications.  

In order to maintain high-quality stock for the Villanova University story, we photograph the following annual events for the University:

  • New Student Orientation 
  • St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service
  • May Commencement 
  • Reunion 
  • University Publications 
  • College Publications 
  • Marketing
  • Admissions
  • Special Projects for the President and Provost 
  • and seasonal campus imagery

To schedule a commercial shoot for your publication, please use the photography request form.

 

We need you to tell our story

Creative Services maintains a casting book of students, faculty and staff that act as extras for various photo shoots on campus. If you would like to participate, please fill out the our model release form, along with your headshot (jpg) to: photography@villanova.edu.

 

Standard Release Forms

Standard release forms are required for any individuals that may appear in a Villanova University photo shoot. These forms protect the University and ensure that we have the proper permissions in place to use an individual’s likeness in various materials. Links to these documents can be found in our resources section. You should file these signed documents with the assets captured during your event.

Great! Head over to our Brand Guidelines section and use our downloadable catalog to find the appropriate logo file number.  Our logo request form will prompt you for the information we need to fulfill your request. We do not charge for provision of existing logos.

Creative Services is happy to provide design and print estimates to help you plan your project. Because every project is unique in nature, we ask that you complete the appropriate project request form, and one of our team members will assess your needs to provide an estimate.

When pursuing design project estimates, please consider the following:

  • Scope of project: Is your audience regional or national? Are there both print and digital components?
  • Format (postcard, multi-page brochure, trifold brochure, eHeader, invite with envelope, etc.)
  • Due Date
  • Print Quantities (approximation is fine at the estimate stage)
  • Reference Examples/Samples, if applicable

Note: We partner directly with Graphic Services to acquire the appropriate print estimates for your project, but please contact bulkmail@villanova.edu for the respective mail costs. 

Please contact creatives@villanova.edu with any questions you may have. We will be happy to walk through the estimate process with you.

If you don't see an answer to your question in our FAQ section, email creatives@villanova.edu or photography@villanova.edu and the appropriate staff member will be in touch! 

 

Please view the gallery below for a sampling of our work.

Expertise

Our Areas of Expertise:

  • Graphic Design for digital and print
  • University stock photography concept and management
  • Strategic design concept development

Additional University Resources: