Marketing and Design

Mission Statement

A student-powered agency providing design, digital, and communication solutions for the Division of Student Life and campus partners.

Real-World Experience

Division of Student Life Marketing and Design (M+D) student workers gain real-world experience, have an opportunity to showcase their talents, and earn a paycheck along the way. Students learn from professional staff and mentors how to develop project management skills, creatively promote a brand, and increase their writing capabilities.

The student learning lab creates tangible experience that students can use to build their resume. The departmental professional staff conducts career workshops and networking opportunities to help students land a position after graduation, and provides a supportive environment based on helping students succeed.


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286 IMU
Iowa City, IA 52242


Our Work

While the primary focus of Marketing + Design is within the Division of Student Life, but we develop campaigns, materials, provide photo services, and websites to dozens of UI departments. From campus-wide or state-wide campaigns to individual pieces of the puzzle, M+D can help your program succeed and grow.

Key Statistics


Student designers, marketers, and digital media specialists per year receive real-world work experience.


Client projects per year are conducted via student experiential learning initiatives.


of external clients are strongly satisfied with their Marketing and Design working relationship.

Recent News

2019 Finkbine Award Recipients

2019 Finkbine Award Recipients

University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution’s highest honors on April 23 at the 102nd Finkbine Dinner. UI...