About

The Design Help Desk is located in the Collaboration Space of the UW Library Research Commons
Marco Rolandi and Karen Cheng

The Design Help Desk offers free advice to all students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington who want to improve their visuals for presentation and publication.

Read about the Design Help Desk in this article in UW Today!

Clients can bring any visual work related to their research or teaching—including figures, diagrams, data plots, presentations and posters—and receive help from a designer on staff. Design consultants are graduate students or senior undergraduates in the UW Division of Design from the UW School of Art, Art History and Design.

The Design Help Desk started as a collaboration between Professor Karen Cheng (Visual Communication Design) and Associate Professor Marco Rolandi (Materials Science and Engineering) funded by the National Science Foundation. The Design Help Desk is now supported by the UW College ofEngineering and the UW Design Division.