USC Design Studio

We are the USC Design Studio

What We Do


The USC Design Studio is a full-service creative group specializing in brand identity, print collateral, retail signage, interactive media, and environmental design for the USC community.

Established in 2001 as a division of Auxiliary Services, the USC Design Studio started as an internal design department for the USC Bookstore. Since then, our department has grown to support the design needs of all Auxiliary departments and has partnered with several other University departments including Athletics, Protocol & Events, the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Annenberg School for Communication.

We maintain a close relationship with Trademarks & Licensing and University Public Relations to ensure that all work is in alignment with USC Identity standards.  The USC Design Studio has completed University-wide projects including the branding of the University’s 125th Anniversary, the design and production of the University’s annual Commencement materials, USC Civic Engagement , and the annual Good Neighbors Campaign.

" Design is thinking made visual. "
- Saul Bass


The USC Design Studio offers a full spectrum of creative services that include branding, print design, retail signage, interactive media, environmental design and more.

Print Design

USC Certificates
Presentation Boards
Brochures / Tri-Folds
Backdrops / Step and Repeat
Vehicle Wraps

Digital Design

Website Design
Website Graphics
Email Campaigns
Social Media Graphics
Digital Signage
Digital Menus
Digital Advertisements

Other Services

Brand Identity
Logo Design
Digital Photography
Environmental Design
Signage / Way-finding
Retail Packaging
Apparel Design
Specialty Products

" Copy, art, and typography should be seen as a living entity;
each element integrally related, in harmony with the whole,
and essential to the execution of an idea. "
- Paul Rand



Welcome to the new online ordering process for Official USC Certificates. Here you will find information about pricing, process, new order requests and turnaround times. All certificate order requests are now handled through the online order form below. For questions or more information, please email us at


Certificates are $2.35 each for orders up to 100. Then $2.15 each certificate after 100. Tax (9.25%) applies.


After you place your order using the online form below, we will send you a proof for approval. Once approved, an email will be sent to let you know your order is ready for a pickup. Requisition is required at the time of pick-up. No copies accepted.

New Orders

A standard set-up fee ($75) will be applied to all orders requiring a new template. Once an official template is created by our department, the fee will be waived on all subsequent orders and only the certificate fees listed above will apply.

Turnaround Time

Normal turnaround is 5 business days: 3 days to complete a proof and 2 days to print from the time of the approved proof. Orders requiring a 4 day turnaround are billed an additional 100% rush fee / 2-3 day turnaround: 150% rush fee / 1 day turnaround: 200% rush fee.

Order Form

Please fill out the form below in its entirety to place your order. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received. Please allow at least 5 business days in order to complete properly. Some orders may require more or less time depending on the specifications. A representative from our department will notify you when this order is received and contact you with any questions. Thank you.

Fields marked with a * are required.

Step 1 - Order Information (All fields are required)


(Normal turnaround is 5 business days)

Step 2 - Certificate Information (All fields are required)

Step 3 - Upload Files

Please upload the following files in order for us to complete your order:

  • A list of recipient names in Excel, Microsoft Word, or other text file
  • A sample of the certificate (if available)
  • Scanned signatures and signature information (if available)

Please Note: We are not responsible for names that have been mispelled on the customer's file, hard copy submission or approved proof.

    Step 4 - Submit Your Order

    Once you've filled out all of the required fields and have uploaded all required files, take a minute to review that all information is correct and submit your order by clicking the submit button below. After you submit your order, we will send you a proof for your approval before going to print.



    Fields marked with a * are required.

    Step 1 - Order Information

    Step 2 - Project Category

    Step 3 - Project Details

    Step 3 - Upload Files

    Upload any files needed to fulfill your request:
    - Samples, inspiration, word docs for large amounts of copy, etc.

      Step 5 - Submit Your Brief

      Once you've filled out all of the required fields and have uploaded all files, take a minute to review that all information is correct and submit your order by clicking the submit button below. Once this is complete, someone from the Design Studio will be in contact regarding your request. For further instructions please email or call 213-740-9296.

      Get in touch with us

      We're on-campus, in-house and available to meet your design needs.