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The UCDA Member Marketplace is a area of the UCDA Website where UCDA members may link to their own sites (not fitting into any other Design Resource category). Examples would be faculty Websites, design firms or others of interest to UCDA members and related to UCDA's mission.

Available only to UCDA members. For consideration, please email a heading and short description to

2k Design | Website
Kristine Fitzgerald, member since 2001.
2k Design is a small design studio located in upstate New York. Although they specialize in print communications for non-profits and educational institutions, they coordinate all phases of any design project from strategy through production by assembling a creative team tailored to each individual job. Their network of talent allows us the flexibility to serve diverse needs, hiring only those most suited to a particular task, while keeping their costs competitive. They understand the need to do more with less and consistently help our clients maximize their investment and its impact-always striving to give them more than they expect. Their efforts have resulted in successful endeavors that have earned numerous local and national awards, but more importantly, the trust of several long standing clients.

Brian Schneider Photography | Website
Brian Schneider, member since 2015.
I'm an advertising and editorial photographer creating dynamic, engaging, and story-telling visuals for my clients on-location or in-studio. I'm based in Baltimore MD, New York City, and special availability in the upstate of South Carolina. I was born in Cincinnati, froze in the snow-covered Buffalo, lived on the lakes of South Carolina, before graduating from Clemson University with a degree in Computer Science and moving to the Land of Pleasant Living (Baltimore).

When not taking pictures for my clients across the country, I can be found spending time with my wife and our yellow lab Annie. We foster labrador retrievers, restore/renovate our 109 year-old row home overlooking Patterson Park, crossfit, and cheer for our Clemson Tigers.

Clients include: Under Armour, lululemon athletica, Enterprise Car Rental, Navy Federal, Wendy's HS Heisman, The Ohio State University, Loyola Maryland University, Old Dominion University, Messiah College, US Lacrosse and various other advertising, editorial and university clients.

Fifth Letter | Website
Elliot Strunk, member since 2017.
We help smart, motivated businesses and organizations design their future by discovering their unique opportunities. We do this by providing thought leadership, creating great work, and developing profitable stakeholder relationships.

Generation | Website
Tom Sternal, member since 2003.
Working collaboratively, Generation helps colleges and universities devise marketing strategies for student recruitment and development efforts. Projects often begin with qualitative and quantitative research and include institutional positioning, strategy, publications, Web development/enhancements, and other new media.

GCF | Website
Domenica Genovese, honorary member since 2001.
Brenda Foster, honorary member since 2001.
Established in 1989, GCF is a full-service marketing communications firm providing intelligent solutions and solid results in the areas of institutional branding, recruitment, and development.

Hixo, Inc. | Website
Mike Hicks, honorary member since 1987.
Hixo is a brand identity development firm, specializing in corporate branding and packaging. Previous clients include many major technology companies, airlines, financial entities and healthcare organizations. Hixo has created innovative packaging for food as well as technology products and remains actively involved with environmental organizations. Their award-winning work has been featured in all major national shows and design publications and is included in the Smithsonian's permanent collection.

James Schnepf Photography | Website | Palm Springs Project | Video
James Schnepf, member since 2015.
James Schnepf has photographed for a long list of magazines such as TIME, ROLLING STONE, FORTUNE and FORBES for years. Many of America's best corporations are on his client list as well, including GM, Harley Davidson, Northwestern Mutual, PepsiCo and many, many more. His experiences of photographing all over the world and encountering most everyone situation that a location photographer comes face to face with, has given his clients in higher ed an appreciation for his ability to photograph students in an authentic fashion, while making everyone look their absolute best. He works quickly and as naturally as possible lighting-wise, to allow his subjects be at ease with themselves - and the camera. He oftentimes shoots video along with the stills to give his client a seamless look between the two mediums. In the past few years his roster of schools has included Nazereth University, University School of Milwaukee, Vanderbilt, TCU Neeley School of Business, Lubar School of Business, Denison, University of Miami and many more.

JonesFoto, Inc. | Website
Jason Jones, honorary member since 1998.
JonesFoto is Jason Jones, a photographer now based in Toronto who specializes in higher education photography for schools across North America and in Europe.

Ludlow6 Design Studio | Website
James Wawrzewski, member since 2004
Ludlow6 is a design studio that helps educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and businesses grow by providing insight and strategic design solutions in the areas of brand identity, marketing communications, art publications, event promotion, and interactive print and web. Our studio has won several UCDA awards for an on-going series of art exhibit catalogs for Rutgers University - Newark including the Silver Award in 2009. We have been working with colleges and universities to produce recruitment materials, alumni magazines, event and campaign materials, annual reports, and brand identities.

Educational clients include: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Brooklyn School of Law, Hunter College, Iona College, New York University/Tisch School of the Arts, Rutgers University/Mason-Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University - Newark/Paul Robeson Galleries, SUNY Potsdam College, SUNY Purchase College, and University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

km design | Website
Karen McElmoyle, member since 2016.
Ever wish you had an ongoing creative partner or virtual marketing team with higher ed experience you could call at a moment's notice to tackle overflow work and special assignments or to give a fresh eye or strategic perspective to a project? If so, I can help. I'm Karen McElmoyle with km design.

With over 20 years of corporate marketing, design and branding experience, I partner with higher education marketers and creative professionals (with clients like Queens University of Charlotte) to help get things done and make their jobs easier on a daily basis. I believe strong relationships founded in open communication and mutual respect are the key to success. Collaboration is another one of my guiding values. We'll be a good match if you want to be actively involved in sharing ideas and providing feedback to create the best outcomes.

Whether you need a proven freelance designer or creative director, marketing strategist, knock-your-socks-off copywriter, branding consultant or Wordpress development guru, I have the skills and the resources to pull together the perfect team to meet your needs.

If you'd like a reliable partner who will deeply understand your institution, help you reach your goals and communicate at every step, let's talk. Get in touch today at 704-941-1444.

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Derek Tonn, member since 2003.
mapformation is a design cartography firm which specializes in the creation of city/area maps, floor diagrams and campus maps for use in print, signage and the World Wide Web. They also offer 'one-stop-shopping' services for clients interested in developing larger wayfinding, signage and/or virtual tour campaigns, through our affiliation with several partnering firms. Founded in the Year 2000, mapformation has developed literally hundreds of images for colleges and universities from across the United States, Canada and portions of Europe.

Matthew Lester Photography | Website
Matthew Lester, member since 2011
Matthew Lester specializes in admissions, enrollment, and advancement photography for higher education marketing. He's based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and works on-location nationwide. He brings a natural storytelling to campus photography.

Clients have included Oberlin College, University of Florida, Kent State University, University of Texas, San Francisco State University, and Loyola-Marymount Los Angeles, among others.

Michele Fairley Graphic Design | Website
Michele Fairley, member since 1996
Creative, effective visual design and intelligent concepts. A background as senior designer and art director at Widener University gives Michele Fairley insight into the complex world of university communications. From the beginning of a new university branding campaign to the creation of integrated visual materials, she participated in the consolidation and expansion of a brand identity.

Project topics range from recruitment, alumni, and advancement, to art galleries, museums, and events. Expertise extends to design of display materials, banners, and signage.

Clients include Swarthmore College, Drew University, San Jose State University, and Jefferson College of Health Professions. Michele Fairley Graphic Design is located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Paras Photography | Website
Michael Paras, member since 2013
Freelance photographer/videographer specializing in shooting people on location. Michael Paras' extensive expertise is in the educational world shooting portraits, videos and campus reportage.

His clients include prestigious universities and colleges such as Wharton, William & Mary, Seton Hall, Princeton, Columbia, NJIT, Rutgers, Univ. of Albany, Indiana University, Holy Cross, Curry College, Darden School of Business, McGill, Colby, Loyola University, Haverford, Dickinson, Longwood, Northwestern University Law, University of Miami and Bradley University to name a few.

Michael is available for assignments that are in the NYC, NY, NJ, CT and PA area.

Michael's assignments range from the portrait of the University President, reportage style student portraits on campus, off campus environmental portraits of VIP alumni, video interviews to a public relations event.

'My rates are quite competitive, my strong work ethic, along with my ability to creatively problem solve is an asset to any creative team,' says Michael. 'My image turnaround time also is a plus for any editor's hectic deadline. Delivery of images are usually same day or next day at the latest.'

RHB | Website
Richard Bailey, member since 1991.
At RHB, they help colleges and universities find clear, consistent ways to reach important audiences with meaningful messages that stick. From relevant market research to strategic planning to advanced design and writing for print, broadcast and new media, RHB offers tools that engage the audience and go well beyond coherence. Call them toll-free: 866-404-8333.

Ruth Sadinsky Design & Art Direction | Website
Ruth Sadinsky, member since 2012.
A design-driven creative consultancy offering expertise in print and new media for clients in a wide range of industries. Drawing from a network of writers, photographers, web developers, printers, and programmers, adapting to each client's individual needs with elegance and efficiency, they focus on maximizing your marketing investment.

Clients include: Albany Institute of History & Art; The Agricultural Stewardship Association; Avon Old Farms School; Betterbee; Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, University at Albany; Early Care & Learning Council; Lake George Land Conservancy; New York State Council on Children and Families; Paul Smith's College; Power Up Now/Northeastern Illinois Labor Management Cooperative Committee; Saratoga Plan; Kathy Sheehan for Albany; and Siena College.

Steve Woit Photography | Website
Steve Woit, member since 2007.
You have a tight budget, an even tighter deadline plus a peevish prof or two thrown in the mix--and you still need a bunch of great campus photos? Call Steve. He gets it.

Taylor Design | Website
Dan Taylor, member since 2013.
Taylor Design partners with universities, independent schools and non-profit organizations, translating institutional goals into distinctive, strategic, targeted creative. We help our clients reposition, communicate, promote, train and entertain or, put quite simply, to differentiate their brands. Having worked with a long list of institutions, we have a deep understanding of both the competitive landscape and the needs of our clients. And we know the right solution —from brand strategy and admissions marketing programs to website development and e-marketing— wastes neither time nor money. We can be reached at or 203-969-7200.

Our clients include Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, St. Joseph's College New York, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Williams-Mystic, Westminster School, Sacred Heart University, The College of New Rochelle, and Greenwich Academy.

Tennison Photography | Website
Matthew Tennison, member since 2015.
Originally fro Los Angeles, California, Matthew Tennison has over 20 years of photographic experience. His work captures a sense of depth and an authenticity that brings real connection. He delivers dynamic work with a calm approach making both clients and subjects feel at ease while delivering genuine, relatable imagery. With cast experience in various facets of photography from portraiture, architecture and event work, Matthew brines flexibility, confidence and competence to all of his projects. He applies his experience in diversified problem solving into the collaborative process of working with art directors to deliver true, sophisticated visual storytelling. He has has an outstanding relationship with PCAD and Messiah College over the past 8 years and is looking to expand his scope of higher education work with schools throughtout the North East.

Terry Clark Photography | Website
Terry Clark, member since 2013.
For more than three decades Terry Ckark traveled the world creating images that tell stories and deepen our sense of humanity. His work has been published on four continents and in most of the major newspapers and magazines in the United States, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. 'But through it all,' states Terry, 'some of the greatest places to pursue work of this nature lies on the campuses of schools, colleges and universities, where it's possible to watch the dreams of a young generation take shape.' He welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with art directors, designers and communication professionals who seek honest, emotional images to strengthen their, or their client's message.

Warren Group | Studio Deluxe | Website
Linda Warren, member since 2004.
Warren Group | Studio Deluxe is a leading Southern California graphic design firm with 23 years of experience in strategic brand positioning and print communications. With their extensive background in the education, corporate and health care sectors, they aim to distinguish their clients' message in a crowded marketplace. To learn more about them and view their partial online portfolio, please visit their website or call them at 310-204-4012.

Your Campus Image | Website
Peter Finger, member since 2014.
Peter Finger is a freelance photographer specializing in photographing college, university and independent school campuses. A former teacher and current workshop leader he understands the unique needs of the higher education market. He has photographed over 200 institutions in his 20 year career. His clients include universities, colleges and independent schools all across the country and even includes study abroad assignments. St. Pauls School, Tampa University, Hamilton College, Florida Institute of Technology, College of New Rochelle, Manhattan College, Plymouth State University, Marietta College, Malone University, Duquesne University, Franklin and Marshall College, Saint Vincent College, Mars Hill University, Syracuse University and Muhlenberg College are just a few of his clients. Peter is available for assignments nationwide and world wide since he travels abroad just about every other year for study abroad assignments. .

Zehno Cross Media Communications | Website
Kathy Cain, member since 2009.
Zehno is a full-service marketing communications firm with decades of experience in developing strategies and tools for organizations with an educational mission. As strategic partners, they've helped their clients successfully integrate print and Web plans, messages and tools seamlessly, attractively and effectively. Zehno's strength lies not just in the excellence of their creative approach, but also in their ability work with in-house communications departments to develop real-world, workable strategies.