Inprint and Purple Door commence amalgamation renovations into new Creative Services Centre
The University Students’ Council is pleased to announce the commencement of the Creative Services Centre renovations. The USC first announced its plans to open the Creative Services Centre in January.
This new business unit will serve as a one stop shop for printing and promotional merchandise serving students, clubs, and faculties. Consequently, PurpleDoor and Inprint will be amalgamating into this new business unit, which will be located on the second floor of the University Community Centre in the former Purple Door and Gazette Composing space. The Gazette Composing department will be moving in with the Gazette Editorial staff.
The USC initially looked at housing this new service in the current Inprint space in the UCC lower level, but decided that the second floor of the UCC would be a more suitable space. This new business unit is investing in new equipment to perform many of the functions that InPrint and PurpleDoor currently perform using much more efficient processes. One such investment is in a new software called DrawSplash, which will allow students to more easily design their promotional materials online themselves, expediting the ordering process. The USC will additionally be looking to this centre to grow new support functions for students in the area of sponsorship development.
The USC has consistently heard from students that better service from its businesses is a priority. Therefore the USC has been eager to change this business model to one that is more of a “student helping students.” Eight new student intern opportunities have been created, ranging from front line representatives to creative design interns. Furthermore, students require certain services offered that are easy for them to access. This includes printing and ordering custom merchandise that is both affordable and convenient.
“We are looking forward to having renovations underway with the new Centre and having it ready and open for business before the school year starts again,” stated USC Vice President Finance, Tony Ayala.
Construction has begun and is expected to be completed in August 2013. The USC is working to ensure minimal service disruptions from its current business units during this time with the new Creative Services Centre set to be up and fully running in September.