Outline of Services

Most of our services are offered 100% free of charge to all faculty and staff within the academic departments of the College of Health and Behavioral Studies and the College of Integrated Science and Engineering.

Sponsored programs and grants affiliated with CHBS and CISE typically pay for services. We may not be able to take on all grant projects, depending on our workload. (Our rate is $35/hour for all types of projects)

Any questions about requesting a project should be directed to Christine Letsky-Anderson, Director - Creative Services.

We are now taking all project requests electronically. Request your project online.
Please note: The project request form is exclusively for CHBS/CISE Faculty and Staff.

Web Design and Maintenance

Web design and maintenance accounts for about half of our working time. We currently manage over sixty websites for a variety of programs and offices within CHBS and CISE.

Creative Services creates accessible sites and follows the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Guidelines.

Our web design services are offered free of charge to all departments and programs within CHBS and CISE.

We offer our services on a first come - first served basis, but always try to ensure that each department within CHBS and CISE has equal access to our time and resources.

Web design and maintenance is one of our most popular services. At times, waiting lists for these services are in effect.

Publications Design

From a sleek four-color brochure that is printed professionally to simple black and white set of conference proceedings reproduced at a JMU Copy Center, we have the software and expertise to help your program or department develop publications to fit within any budget.

We have worked with many local printing companies and can take your print needs from concept to completion.

Our publications work is done using Adobe's industry standard software package, InDesign.

We Work on All Kinds of Publications

  • Brochures
  • Newsletters
  • Self-mailers/Postcards
  • Application Booklets
  • Conference Programs/Proceedings
  • Advertisements
  • Tradeshow Displays

Research Poster Design

Do you want to present your research in the best possible way?

Let us design a poster for you using Adobe Indesign. Simply provide us with the data in an electronic format and we will come up with an eye pleasing design for your next conference presentation.

Do you want to design your own poster?

If you design your own poster, our staff is happy to review the finished product and help you with final graphic design decisions. Poster designs must be requested at least 10 days before the final product is needed.  

Graphic Design

Why stick with clip art or a logo you don't like? We are available to design logos and custom illustrations to meet your needs.

Our graphic design team is made up of professional staff and students from JMU's art department. Our team uses Adobe Illustrator to create original vector-based art.

ASP.NET Application Development

Our staff programmer is available to develop custom web applications to meet your program's unique needs. Using ASP.NET and databases, we can make your information easily accessible over the internet. Projects can range from a simple web form to a complex database system. These projects are accepted on a first come - first served basis.

Please keep in mind that these applications are often complex, and projects can anywhere from a few weeks to several months to complete.

We can not collect sensitive information with these applications (social security numbers, birthdates, credit card numbers, etc.)

If you are interested in having a custom web application created, please fill out out project request form.

Example Applications

  • Web form that emails the collected information and/or deposits it in a database
  • Collect non-sensitive conference registration information
  • Password-protected internal database with search capability
  • Online reservation system

Photography

We've made some changes to our photography policy regarding how events are covered. READ MORE

Photo shoots require a media consent form signed by ALL participants.
Adult Consent Form
Minor Consent Form

Creative Services has a pool of freelance, on-call photographers available to take photos for your department or program. If you are collaborating with Creative Services on a marketing effort, publication, or story project, photography services are free to departments within CHBS and CISE. If you would like commemorative photos taken (awards, receptions, presentations, guest speakers, pinning ceremonies, etc), we are happy to help you schedule one of our student photographers. We can bill your department for the time used. It also If you need clarification about whether your photography project is free or fee, please contact Creative Services.

We maintain an online bank of photographs for the College through Flickr. Most of these images are available to anyone within the college who wants to use them for any use that promotes JMU. Please inquire about images before you use them in your publications or websites. We can typically provide high resolution photos for use in print publications.

If you have an event you would like covered, please fill out out project request form.

* Photo shoots must be requested at least 10 days before the event. All event coverage is based on photographer availability. There may be some events we cannot cover due to student scheduling. Planning early enables us to provide better staff coverage. We rely on freelance student photographers for this service, and can not guarantee that we will be able to shoot all requested events.

Acrobat (PDF) Conversion

If you would like a Word document or PowerPoint file converted to Acrobat (PDF) format, simply email it to creative@jmu.edu and we will send it back to you in PDF format. Please note, this service is for faculty and staff only. Students may come in during our business hours to use Acrobat.

Video Transfer

VHS to DVD

Are your VHS tapes starting to show their age? We can archive non-copyprotected VHS video tapes to DVD to preserve them for future use. We have a VCR and DVD recorder that can be used to transfer directly to DVD-Rs – suitable for most television DVD players. Transferring to DVD won’t improve an already deteriorated video, but will prevent future quality loss.

Video Capture (Digitized Media)

We can also capture short clips of video for use in your PowerPoint presentations.

We can not capture, digitize or make duplicates of copy-protected/copyrighted materials.

Writing

We have a staff of student writers available to create feature stories, profile pieces and press releases to more effectively share news and events from our departments and programs. If you have a story lead, please fill out our project request form.