For Design Students
Once you have been assigned a project, it is your responsibility to set up a client meeting. You will receive a copy of the form that the client filled out with project information. The client is your main point of contact from this point.
Create a schedule following the suggested time line.
Discuss final outcomes.
Does the client have a vision for the finished piece?
Do they have examples of how they want it to look?
Do they want it to be fun? classic? academic?
Who is the primary audience?
If the headline is “Celebration of the Humanities” for example, do they want it to be more about the celebration or more about the humanities?
The client should have provided account numbers for printing and for your payment on the client form. Confirm that this information is accurate.
Park Design House staff receive compensation for each project ($75 for your first original design and $25 for each resize). Designers need to fill out student employment paperwork in the Financial Aid office and then meet with Melissa Gattine so she can officially add them to the Park Design House payment system.
The client will provide approved copy. He/she is responsible for making sure there are no grammatical or factual errors. PDH student should still run spell-check as a courtesy and use common sense. Has the client included the date, time and location? If you wanted to attend this event, do you have enough information to go?
The Ithaca College and Park Design House logos must be used on all finished pieces, following the logo guidelines.
The Proofing Process
Establish with the client what will work best: PDF proofs via e-mail or in-person.
Be clear with the client in each proofing stage about when you need to hear back from them in order to stay on track. If the proofing process is going longer than anticipated, it is important to let the client know that the delivery date is in jeopardy. If needed, call Laurie Ward for help with speeding the client up on proofing or to establish a new delivery date.
Once the project has been approved (save final approval from client as a back-up), package disk according to specifications. Deliver a copy of the completed client form, with the disk, to Peter Kilcoyne.
Melissa will receive copies of the printed piece for your portfolio.