The SMC Marketing and Communications Department provides award-winning strategy and design services to the Santa Monica college community. This site provides the tools, artwork, and guidelines to help us all create a powerful and consistent brand image that is readily recognizable by our audiences.

We’re here to help you! Our services may range from initial design concepts and communications strategy to layout; file preparation; photography and editorial/copywriting assistance; and printing coordination of all your promotional materials.

We take an institutional communications approach as a collaborative, service-oriented department. We consider accessibility, consistency, plain language, and user-friendly design.

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Services

  • Branding and Logos
  • Communication/Posting
  • Creatives/Graphic Design for Print and Digital
  • Photography
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Website Design and Accessibility
  • Writing and Editing
For more information, visit Style Guide, Social Media Guide, or Web Guide.

Awards

Here are some of the awards SMC has won from these organizations:

2019

Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO)

  • 1st Place, Folder
  • 1st Place, Direct Mailer/Postcard/Flyer
  • 1st Place, Commencement Program
  • 2nd Place, Class Schedule, Division B
  • 3rd Place, Social Media Marketing​

2018

Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO)

  • 1st Place, Photography
  • 2nd Place, Commencement Program 
  • 3rd Place, Website
  • 3rd Place, Class Schedule Division B 

National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR)​

  • 1st Place, Brochure-Booklet, "Care and Prevention Team Reference"
  • 2nd Place, Academic Catalog 2018-19
  • 3rd Place, Photography - Unmanipulated, "Global Motion Dance"
  • 3rd Place, Promotional Brand Video - Short Form, "2018 Graduation Highlights"
  • 3rd Place, Electronic Newsletter, “SMC in Focus”

2017

Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO)

  • 1st Place, Online Newsletter “SMC in Focus”
  • 1st Place, Social Media Management
  • 1st Place, Photography
  • 1st Place, Folder

National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR)

1st Place, Social Media, Instagram

2016

Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO)

  • 1st Place, Notecard/Invitation
  • 1st Place, Commencement Program
  • 2nd  Place, Social Media Management 
  • 2nd Place, News Release
  • 2nd Place, Online Newsletter
  • 3rd Place, Brochure 

National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR)

  • 2nd Place, Folder 
  • 3rd Place, “SMC in Focus” 

2015

Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO)​​

  • 1st Place, Brochure
  • 2nd Place, News Release
  • 2nd Place, Class Schedule
  • 3rd Place, Class Schedule

Past

  • 2000 – 1st Place, Class Schedule (CCPRO)
  • 1998 – 1st Place, Class Schedule (CCPRO)
  • 1997 – 1st Place, Class Schedule (CCPRO)
  • 1996 – 1st Place, Class Schedule (NCMPR Paragon)
  • 1995 – 1st Place, Class Schedule (NCMPR Paragon)
  • 1994 – 1st Place, Class Schedule (NCMPR Paragon)
  • 1993 – 1st Place, Class Schedule (NCMPR Paragon)
  • 1992 – 1st Place, Class Schedule (NCMPR Paragon)
  • 1990 – 1st Place, Class Schedule (NCMPR Paragon)