The student operated Grafx Club provides an outlet for students to touch processes within the UNI Graphic Technologies lab where they can actually produce “live” projects.
The club is populated by students in both the Graphic Technologies and graphic design programs and they handle many types of services for campus organizations needing low cost graphic products such as screen printed garments, full color posters and signage and such specialty items as imprinted coffee mugs or promotional items.
Primary considerations for students
Club is run similar to a business
Projects are reviewed to determine needs
Estimating (costs of materials, labor, mark-up)
Timing required (is there a deadline?)
Once project has been approved within the department
Work schedule is developed
Number of people needed
Who will lead the project?
Responsibilities are distributed
Upon completion of project
“Customer” is contacted
Project is reviewed
Invoice is produced for payment to the club treasury
Students get the opportunity to plan projects, handle customer service issues (estimates provided, timing discussed, and any special issues resolved), order materials needed, understand all processes involved (from concept to final finished product) and deal with problems that may arise both during and after a project is completed.