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The Creative Engine Gears Up for Sixth Successful Year

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO  (March 3, 2009) – Area not-for-profit organizations can benefit from the expertise of UCM art and graphic design students as the UCM Department of Art and Design launches The Creative Engine Monday and Tuesday, April 14-15.

A Marathon of Creativity for Community Service

In its sixth year, The Creative Engine is an annual 24-hour marathon of free graphic design assistance provided by the best and brightest of the university’s aspiring graphic designers. Proposals are being solicited for design projects such as logos, newsletters, event posters, brochures, web pages and print ads.

Not-for-profit organizations from the off-campus community should submit their proposals to the UCM Department of Art and Design for consideration by 5 p.m. Monday, March 23. Applicants will be notified of acceptance during the week of March 23 and asked to provide all relevant materials, including photos, camera ready logos and text, by 5 p.m. Monday, April 6.

Under the direction of the commercial art faculty, projects will be assigned to student creative teams for completion during the 24-hour marathon, which begins at 10 a.m. April 13 and ends at 10 a.m. April 14.

Proposals Being Solicited Now

Organizations interested in submitting proposals should provide the name of the organization with a description of what service the organization provides to the community, along with a design brief detailing what the organization would like The Creative Engine to provide. Contact information, including a contact name, address, telephone number and email address also should be provided.

Completed designs will be presented to the organizations by the teams as camera-ready digital files or other suitable placement formats at a time and place of the organization’s choosing. Organizations receiving the designs are responsible for placement and use of the designs. The Creative Engine cannot be responsible for on-going maintenance of completed projects such as newsletters and web pages. All work is pro-bono and final.

Gaining Valuable Experience

“This project provides our students with the opportunity to contribute to the community,” said John Lynch, project director and associate professor of art. “It also allows them to gain valuable experience in developing a project with a client and seeing it through to completion.”

Proposals may be submitted to The Creative Engine, Department of Art and Design, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093. For further information, contact Lynch at 660-543-4499.