Graphic Design

What we can do for you

The University of Michigan College of Engineering Associate Dean of Research office can assist with finding a graphic artist for proposals, journals, papers, etc. We have internal and external freelancers, companies, and other professionals we can connect with faculty. If you would like the ADR office to assist with coordination and scheduling of these consultants, please fill out the support request form here or contact [email protected].

Internal Resources

University of Michigan Research Development

A full-time graphics designer is available to support research grant proposals in any field. Please submit your request at least 6 weeks in advance of the sponsor deadline.

Fill out the request form at this site: 

CoE Communications & Marketing

The Office of Communications & Marketing (C&M) works on strategic marketing communications for the University of Michigan College of Engineering. Our design team creates award-winning communications. We produce:

  • graphics for proposals
  • videos and photography
  • write press releases
  • create website content
  • blogs
  • digital multimedia experiences
  • website development


Jennifer Judge Hensel ([email protected])
Associate Director

U-M 3D Lab – Creative Applications

UM3D Lab provides the entire University of Michigan community access to the tools, expertise, and collaborative opportunities needed to support cutting edge research, academic initiatives, and innovative uses of technology in the general areas of:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Visualization and Simulation
  • 3D Printing and Scanning
  • Motion Capture
  • Modeling, Animation, and Design
  • Custom Tool and Application Development


Stephanie O’Malley ([email protected])
3D Artist

Michigan Creative (MCreative)

Michigan Creative’s writers, designers, account managers and web professionals provide a full range of services, including:

  • Consultation, marketing/branding strategy and planning
  • Project planning, estimating and coordination
  • Concept development and graphic design
  • Website and mobile architecture, design and development
  • Content strategy, writing and editorial services
  • Social media strategy
  • Print production planning

Carly Sorscher ([email protected])

External Resources


Create compelling, accurate art with SayoStudio to pull your audience in and tell your scientific story. Whether it’s animating the inner workings of our cells or illustrating the grand mysteries of the universe, we help capture and share your curiosity. We are a full-service science communication agency, providing award winning animation, illustration, and infographic design, as well as graphic design and science writing to tell your full story.


Techniglyph Enterprises, LLC

Partnering with research professionals in crafting your technical content for a wider audience.  Tglyph provides a wide range of graphic communications options that include:

  • Conceptual and technical illustration for all media
  • Academic cartooning
  • Textbook/textmedia illustration
  • Patent drawing
  • Event promotions materials
  • Publication design
  • Text Editing

Rod Hill ([email protected])

ELC Designs

We specialize in graphics for grant proposals, research articles, books, and education.


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Meet the Research Development Team

Rick Vanden Heuvel

Director, Research Development

Elaine Meinzer

Assistant Director, Research Development

Beth Jakubowski Headshot

Beth Jakubowski

Research Proposal Manager

Joanne Navarre

Development Specialist