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

Internal Resources

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 (
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 (
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

Hilary Robinson (

External Resources

Christopher Burke

Provides specialized visual communications services that combine a strong science background with extensive graphics experience:

  • Accurate and compelling visuals for a clear and concise message delivery.
  • Creating visual solutions for communicating complex subject matter.
  • Services include illustration, animation, diagrams, and data visualization.
  • Work has been used for grant proposals, journals, poster sessions, exhibits, academic & fund-raising presentations, and marketing.

Contact: Chris Burke (

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 (

Didn’t find what you’re looking for?

Are you looking for editors and writers? Click here.

Meet the Research Development Team

Rick Vanden Heuvel

Director, Research Development

Elaine Meinzer

Assistant Director, Research Development

Beth Jakubowski

Research Proposal Manager

Joanne Navarre

Development Specialist