Creativeservices

Creative Services

Need help with your next creative project? Grant Wood AEA offers the convenience of online ordering. We listen by addressing our clients’ needs and ideas. We respond by producing high quality materials. We care about the success of all learners.

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Have questions? Contact Creative Services at:
creativeservices@gwaea.org.


Graphic Design

Our professional designers possess creative minds with artistic inclination. Keen observation skills and analytical thinking are essential tools for our graphic designers to use as they dig into their physical tool kit and touch pen to paper, stylus to tablet, or fingers to keyboard. Our designers employ a variety of methods to combine art and technology to communicate a particular message and create an impressive visual.

Collaborating with Our Graphic Designers

1) Email, phone or setup a face-to-face meeting to discuss your project.
2) We’ll email you some sample ideas.
3) If needed, we’ll make changes and send you the updated version.
4) When your project is approved, we’ll send it to the print shop or email a finalized electronic file.
*Turnaround time – Our goal is to send a proof to you within a week, but we’ll do our best to meet your deadlines.

Use our services to design:
– Branding identity package for districts or programs
– Infographics
– Sensory pathways
– Brochures/Flyers/Forms
– Posters/Signage/Other large format products
– And other creative needs


DIGITAL PRINTING

We specialize in creating educational support materials.
 Our printing technicians use high-quality, high-speed printers to produce your projects.
For best results, submit PDF files with graphics and fonts embedded.
 Digital photos should be 300 dpi.
You can submit an order by using one of the following:

Paper Choices
To request a paper swatch book, email: creativeservices@gwaea.org

Large Format Printing

TYPES OF PROJECTS
Our large format equipment prints photo quality in full color. We have a wide variety of media suited for large format projects, such as:

  • Posters
  • Banners (indoor & outdoor
  • Wall graphics
  • Window graphics
  • Floor graphics
  • Stretched canvas

FILES FOR PRINT
For best results, submit PDF files with graphics and fonts embedded.
 Digital photos should be 300 dpi.

MATERIAL SIZE
Our printers use media on rolls up to 60″ wide.

COMMON POSTER SIZES
18×24   |   24×36   |   32×40   |   34×48   |   40×60


BINDERY

Our bindery options include…

  • Collating – arrangement of sheets in proper sequence
  • Stapling – single, booklet or other
  • Comb binding and coil binding
  • Folding – single, bi-fold, tri-fold or custom folding
  • Lamination – 3 mil and 6 mil lamination up to 60 inches wide
  • Drilling – 3-hole, 1-hole or custom.
  • Cutting – we can cut whole reams of paper to virtually any size
  • Shrink Wrap – plastic wrap your projects for safe keeping

The Creative Studio

Mary Kray
Creative Studio   |   319-399-6717   |   creativestudio@gwaea.org

USING THE CREATIVE STUDIO

Our studio provides many creative options for our LEA partners, GWAEA staff and other non-profit organizations to work on projects.

In The Creative Studio you will find:

  • Button makers (Button design template)
  • Poster enlarger
  • Color poster printer
  • Design Center (create: award plaques, bumper stickers, posters, stickers)
  • Die cut shapes and devices for in-studio use only (view die cut catalog pdf)
  • Laminators
  • Equipment available for checkout
  • Die cut sets 1-7
  • Button Machines 1.75″, 2.5″, 3.5″
  • 12″ laminator
  • Learning Activity Posters

TRAVELING LAB

Teachers, students and volunteers will be able to produce thousands of items during the time the Creative Traveling Lab visits your school. The lab contains alphabets and over 100 small and large decorative dies along with a die cut press. The lab consists of 20 large cases and needs an area large enough to accommodate all the cases.

Scheduling the Creative Traveling Lab is as easy as emailing Mary Kray at:
mkray@gwaea.org or calling 319-399-6717.

The Creative Traveling Lab is delivered via the van on a Wednesday to your designated area and is picked up at your school on Wednesday following three weeks at your school.

View contents of the Traveling Lab cases

Important contacts

Staff Directory
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Sarah Long

Graphic Designer

319-399-6739 Email Sarah Long
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Eric Cleveland

Graphic Designer

319-399-6585 Email Eric Cleveland