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Office of Communications
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
The Office of Communications prepares the College’s primary marketing materials, as well as a variety of other needs from t-shirts to posters to pens. Our goal is to provide comprehensive publications services, from concept development to final print production.
We mean it when we say it is never too early to contact us about a project! Please set up an intake meeting as early in the planning process as possible. We will work with your idea to identify the audience you want to reach, establish communication objectives, and prepare an appropriate project plan. Don't forget those five questions to ask yourself before you contact us.
The publications staff is made up of award-winning designers and photographers with experience at Knox and beyond. Get to know us:
Our experience allows us—or other talented folks we know—to assist you with all aspects of the production process, from planning to copywriting, photography, layout and design, to work with vendors.
Since not all publications are alike, the time needed to produce them also varies. Please allow adequate time for all phases of production: research, copy writing, layout and design, photography or image creation, proofing, and printing. A simple, one-color flyer may be completed in two weeks; a full-color brochure may take several months from concept through delivery. Keep these timelines in mind as you think about your project:
Working closely with the publications staff—we love to brainstorm—to establish objectives, responsibilities, and timelines will ensure that everyone involved in the project has a shared understanding of its intended purpose and use and it . We do ask you to keep a few things in mind before you begin your project:
Being sustainable means carefully planning projects to minimize the environmental impact of print and production. It also means determining whether a printed product is indeed the best method for delivering the intended message. Materials printed on behalf of Knox College will be printed using sustainable practices and papers.*Sustainable practices include:
For on-campus printing, sustainable practices also include:
*The Office of Communications maintains relationships with FSC certified commercial printers, and printers who are familiar with sustainable practices.