Design & Creative Services

The design team manages Davidson's visual identity and maintains design standards for print; offering creative direction, visual design and print buying for both informational and marketing materials for recruiting, events, fundraising, programs and college initiatives. The design team is available for consultation and advice on just about every aspect of print and design. Contact Design and Creative Services for tips on how to initiate a project, how the process works, and for details about how we can collaborate on your design and marketing needs.

Contact: Angie Rice-Figueroa, director of marketing communications, at 704-894-2104 or Gayle Fishel, director of design, at 704-894-2616.

Complete a project request form to request design services.

Digital Communications

Digital communications encompasses the Web, blogging, social media, and videography. The digital team assists the college in developing and managing its online presence. The team manages the college website, ensures that institutional standards are adhered to in both words and images, and assists with digital communications strategy, including Web, social media, and news videography. Visit our digital standards and guidelines section for information on best practices for websites, social media, photography, and video.

Contact: Requests for website assistance, content updates, or new webpages should be submitted through our online request form, by email at, or by calling 704-894-2242.

Editing, Proofreading, & Copywriting Services

The college editor is primarily responsible for the research, writing and editing of college publications such as the Davidson Journal. The editor is available to consult with clients on concepts and strategies, and, on a limited basis, to write and edit a range of communications.

In general, Davidson College follows the style guidelines set forth in the Associated Press Stylebook and Merriam-Webster Dictionary. For style questions not specifically addressed in the Style Guide, consult one of the references above.

Contact: Lisa Patterson, director of editorial content, at 704-894-2130

News & Media Relations

College Communications is dedicated to sharing Davidson College news with the media and to helping journalists secure expert interviews, photographs, and rich media for stories. College Communications maintains a news beat system where a specific staff member is assigned an academic or administrative department. If you have a potential news story please contact your assigned news beat staff member or contact Lisa Patterson.

Contact: Lisa Patterson, director of editorial content, at 704-894-2130

Photography Services

The office provides photography services primarily to support its publications, media relations, and digital communication efforts, but also accepts photo assignment requests from other campus departments when possible. The office maintains a photo archive website of Davidson stock images.

Complete a project request form to request photography services.

Contact: Bill Giduz, director of photography and news writer, at 704-894-2244

Advancement Communications

Advancement Communications works closely with the offices with the College Relations division that focus on fundraising and stewardship to raise awareness of and encourage support for college priorities and programs among Davidson alumni, parents, and friends. The Advancement Communications team writes persuasive and inspiring stories about gifts, donors, and fundraising campaigns and produces print and digital publications that convey the effect that donors have on Davidson and its students. This office is also responsible for broad-reaching video projects that highlight the institution’s top marketing, branding, and fundraising initiatives.

Contact: Danielle Strickland, director of advancement communications at 704-894-3101