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.

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


Kate Conley, Communications Director

Alex Notman Cipolle, Writer and Media Relations Specialist
541-346-6094 |

Emma Oravecz, Digital Marketing and Social Media Specialist
541-346-8265 |

Kara Rowan, Digital Communications and Web Content Specialist
541-346-1442 |

College of Design News and Story Ideas

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


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.


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.