College Brochures & Catalogs

  • Direct Axis’ graphic designers create college brochure designs with rich and vibrant colors; strong and relevant visuals; and compelling and response-driven copy.

  • The college brochure designs shown range from search books and view books, through sports media guides and marketing catalogs for the education industry.

  • Also shown are examples of self-mailers, event programs and campus guide books.


Our professional graphic designers will work with you to accentuate your unique attributes and add life to your activities, majors, student living, and sports. We’ll design pages that layout your information in easy-to-read segments that keep readers interested.

More than just graphic design, we offer planning, budgeting, copy writing, print production, and distribution via online or direct mail channels.

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Pitt Athletics Strategic Plan

A 5-Year Plan for Growth
The University of Pittsburgh’s Athletic Department needed a way to communicate their 5-year Strategic Plan. The oversized book (11” x 11”) contains glorious images of Pitt’s athletes juxtaposed with strategies, objectives and plans for the next 5 years. A digital version complimented the print media, which has a laminated soft touch cover. It’s silky and beautiful.

West Virginia University Business School Brochures

A Series of 4 Brochures
WVU hired us to create a 4-part series of brochures to highlight their Master of Science programs in Finance, Accountancy, Business (MBA) and Industrial Relations. Each brochure is a full-color 8-panel gatefold on silk stock.

Pittsburgh Technical College

Student Interview Book
PTCollege, Formerly Pittsburgh Technical Insitute, asked us to design their new student interview book. The college book includes 56 pages plus tabs and a pocket on the inside back cover. In addition, we created 11 other 4, 8 or 12-page inserts that describe each of the College’s major programs.

Davis & Elkins College View Book

View Books that Capture the Attention of Prospective Students
When we designed Davis & Elkins’ over-sized view book we added a soft-touch coating. The feeling of the book immediately signals the holder that something is different about the college. Compelling images and fun statistics are used to move readers through the spreads.

Pitt’s Community Involvement Playbook

A Catalog of Off-The-Field Activities
Meals on Wheels hired us to create a donor campaign soliciting new donors. The mail package shown includes an A-7 outer envelope, a greeting-card-styled insert with facts about the number of individuals who benefit from meals, a reply card and reply envelope.

Sports Media Guides

University of Pittsburgh Athletics Brochures
Attract prospective college students with sports media guides that show off the exciting experiences available to student athletes. We can capture new photography or use your existing sports images to create brochures that beg for your student audience’s attention. We created 10 program brochures for Pitt, 3 samples are shown.

College Event Mailers

Homecoming Invitation and Registration Package
Looking to create a buzz about your event, but on a tight budget? Use a self-mailer brochure to communicate to your alumni and supporters. The lower-cost format immediately displays your message on the outer panel and includes a registration form and built-in reply envelope in one handy mailer.

High School Brochures

Brochures for Parents
Parents need to feel comfortable that their children are getting the best education possible. We engage creative solutions to craft messages that speak of innovation, inspiration, responsibility and support.

College Campus Maps

Illustrated Bird’s-Eye View
Set your college campus apart by saying goodbye to the over-used online maps. Our one-of-a-kind illustrated maps give your campus unique character. They focus on buildings and green space while they eliminate useless details that distract the viewer.