Creative Services

Columbia Creative is the central office for Columbia University’s visual communication, designing work for schools and colleges across the University.


Columbia Creative provides design services at Columbia University and stewards the visual identity guidelines and University brand. As part of the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, we forge new standards for what can be achieved in visual communication through synergistic partnerships with our colleagues across the University.

Our Purpose

We recognize the breadth of incredible work being done around the University with world-changing research, scholarship, and instruction. Columbia Creative exists to share that work with the outside world in a compelling way by leveraging communication tools like design, photography, text, illustration, video, and animation. We’re passionate about telling Columbia’s story and helping fulfill its mission “to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.”

Our Work

Our projects range from websites, magazines, and annual reports to media strategy, buying, publicity, marketing, advertising, editorial services, and account and brand management. Our work is produced at the highest level through dynamic partnerships that span a diverse university community.