University of Wisconsin–Madison

Media Development

MERIT excels in the design and development of instructional and promotional materials to meet teaching, learning and promotional needs. Media development usually starts with a discovery meeting to learn about your project goals. If requested, we can provide you with a written estimate for a grant proposal or funding request.

  • Graphics

    The conception and creation of distinctive graphics for instructional graphics, newsletters, posters, annual reports, departmental and project promotional materials, large or small posters, signs, brochures, book jackets, custom illustrations, and presentation graphics.

    Poster & Presentation Graphics
    MERIT consults and can create your conference posters, PowerPoint slide templates and decks, info-graphics and other presentation graphics using sound graphic design principles.

    Web Graphics
    MERIT creates custom graphics to enhance your web presence. MERIT is also available to consult and give guidance in design principles that help your content display in a visually pleasing and easy to read manner.

    Video Graphics
    MERIT creates custom graphics for use with video green screens and video titling.

    Digital Signage Bulletin Graphics
    MERIT designs eye-catching visuals for display on the School of Education’s digital signs.

    Publication Design
    MERIT provides print and electronic publishing services. from conception to development of distinctive graphics for newsletters, posters, annual reports, departmental and project promotional materials, large or small posters, signs, brochures, book jackets, custom illustrations, and CD/DVD packaging.

    Marketing & Identity Design
    Working in partnership with your communication professionals, MERIT combines sound graphic design principles with an artistic eye in the creation of your marketing materials.

    External Print Facilitation
    MERIT professionally packages files for external print facilities and performs press checks on large-run print jobs.

    MERIT creates 2D graphic animation for instructional concepts or administrative presentations.

    MERIT’s creative staff has a wide range of artistic skill to draw upon; computer illustration, pencil drawing, watercolor, pen and ink, photography and more – a style solution for every concept.


  • Video

    MERIT provides a wide variety of video and audio production services ranging from the simple documentation of a speaker to elaborate, scripted and edited instructional and promotional programs. MERIT records on-location or in our studio.

    Audio Studio Recording
    MERIT offers digital audio recording in a professional acoustic sound booth.

    Video Consultation & Design
    MERIT’s professional video producer writes engaging scripts that make your videos come alive. This process may include the use of storyboards to visually map out the flow of your program.


    Digital Video Editing
    MERIT Video Production offers a wide array of post-production services like non-linear digital editing, special effects, animation, music and sound effects.

    Video Captioning
    MERIT offers captioning and subtitling for all of our video projects. Using a combination of in-house expertise and an on-line service Automatic Sync, we are able to create captions for most web and multimedia-based video formats and DVD subtitles.

  • Photography

    MERIT offers portrait photography and stock photography consultation.

    Portrait Photography
    MERIT offers portrait photography in our studio once each semester. Portraits will be saved in full-resolution and web-ready formats.

    Stock Photography Consultation
    MERIT has access to campus image libraries and for-fee, private-sector stock images. We can consult with you on your image needs and direct you to the right source.