Communications

The College of Design Communications office provides services to schools, departments, and programs within the college to improve the effectiveness of communications, marketing, and outreach utilizing an integrated digital, print, and social media approach.

For news and information about our academic programs, please visit the College of Design website.

Communications 
121 Lawrence Hall
5249 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5249


Contacts

Brooke Freed, Assistant Dean of Operations and Administration
541-346-3703 | bfreed@uoregon.edu

Kate Conley, Communications Manager
541-346-1880| katec@uoregon.edu

Kara Rowan, Digital Communications Specialist
541-346-1442 | aaacnect@uoregon.edu

Alex Notman Cipolle, Writer and Media Relations Specialist
541-346-6094 | alexnc@uoregon.edu

Emma Oravecz, Digital Marketing and Social Media Specialist
ejo@uoregon.edu


College of Design News and Story Ideas

To submit a story idea for College of Design news, please use the submission form.

Media Relations and Faculty Expert Interviews 

Our staff proactively works with media partners and serve as a contact for media requests. If you are interested in connecting with faculty experts for interviews and commentary on issues relating to our disciplines, please contact our staff above for recommendations and assistance.

Faculty members may contact our office for assistance coordinating interviews with news media and are encouraged to work with our staff to maximize media exposure for news stories and pitch news stories.

Advertising

Our staff assists in the strategic placement and analysis of external advertisements on behalf of departments and programs. Examples may include web or print advertisements for:

  • Targeted program recruitment campaigns (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD)
  • Building reputation (announcing new faculty, award recognition)
  • Communicating new programs
  • Job postings
  • High-profile events

Recruitment Materials

Our staff meets with school/department leadership at the start of each academic year to discuss their recruitment goals, materials needs, and timelines for completion.

Examples of materials may include:

  • School-level viewbooks
  • Department or program brochures
  • Program information card (6” x 9”, 2-sided card)
  • Fact Sheet or Curriculum sheet (template)
  • Digital tools (e.g., digital display slide/plasma, PowerPoint template)
  • Web or print advertisements (see Advertising)

Requests for additional recruitment materials can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Resources for Department/Program Communicators 

We provide communications resources for the departments and programs in the College of Design. If you have questions or feedback about these resources, please contact the communications team.