Strategic Communications

Visual Media

The Visual Media team, part of the IU School of Medicine Dean’s Office of Communications, offers creative services in project planning, graphic design, medical illustration, photography, presentations, poster layout and printing.

Serving IU School of Medicine faculty, staff and trainees since 1934, the visual media team has a rich history of creating excellent-quality products that communicate the education, health and research missions of the school by utilizing current applications and technology. The designers, photographers and illustrators on this team strive to exceed clients expectations by meeting specifications, timelines and budget parameters.

Poster Printing

With two large-format HP printers, the Visual Media team at IU School of Medicine creates and prints large-scale posters and presentation materials or provides consultation and printing services to those who create their own posters, in both PC and Mac platforms, using PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator applications. Media specialists work with clients to ensure a professional poster production experience—on paper or on folding poly fabric.

  • Color inks are archival in quality.
  • General turnaround time: 1-2 days.
  • Posters can be printed as large as 48″ wide by 120″ tall.
  • Protective cardboard tubes are available.
  • Review proofs are available.
  • Call Visual Media at 317-274-7478 to learn about available branded poster templates.


The Visual Media team provides fair use in education digital scanning of slides, X-rays, manuscript figures and books for presentations and can provide PowerPoint and poster templates branded with the IU School of Medicine mark or cobranded with IU Health or other partners.


The Visual Media team provides photography for professional headshots as well as images for marketing and promotional activities, including special events, education and training programs, and everyday situations to show the working and learning environment at IU School of Medicine.

The team specializes in photographic documentation in research laboratories, operating rooms, and other scientific and clinical settings. Visual Media has expertise in digital file management, including conversion, formatting, retouching and sizing.

Digital and Print Graphic Design

For competitive design fees, professional graphic designers on the Visual Media team create design for collateral (such as brochures, reports, invitations and save-the-date cards, ads, banners) as well as digital assets for website pages, blogs and social outreach (including infographics, charts, graphs and diagrams). The team also offers cartoons and caricatures for presentations and manuscripts.

Medical Illustration

Medical illustrations created by the Visual Media team can be used in textbooks, presentations, brochures, exhibits, educational programs, civil/criminal legal procedures, video/multimedia productions and websites. All illustrations created in the Visual Media office are intellectual property of the Indiana University Trustees; the copyright is maintained by IU School of Medicine and administered by the IU Copyright Office.

Brand Consultation

The Visual Media team reviews marketing and communications collateral for brand compliance and provides digital letterhead and official department or unit signatures (logos).

Exhibition Panels

IU School of Medicine Office of Visual Media has Exhibition Panels available for rent to display scientific posters. A total of 40 panels (80 surfaces) are available. The panels are two-sided with carpeted gray surface. Each side offers a 4-foot by 8-foot area of usable space. Legs are six feet high. Panels can be configured in a variety of ways.

Panels can be used in the VanNuys Atrium in the Medical Science Building. These panels cannot be used in IU School of Medicine research buildings, the Riley Outpatient Center or IUPUI buildings (such as Hine Hall and the Campus Center), or other buildings off campus.

Schedule your exhibition panel rental today.