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After more than 20 years in the Baker Building, Creative Services settled into new quarters April 16, 2012. Originally 13 staff occupied a portion of the 850 Baker suite. Soon after the move to Baker, graphic artists relinquished their drawing boards and T-squares for computers, as graphic design software and digital photography changed the tools of the trade. The dark room was removed about the same time that the photography staff expanded, and ultimately merged with the medical center photography offices to become one robust team. Trademark licensing activities grew and expanded, especially after the launch of a new logo and graphic standards in 2003. With so many dramatic changes to our business, it was clear that the Baker offices were not ideally suited to a large staff of collaborative creatives who needed to have more open areas to share ideas. In April 2012 the staff of Creative Services started the next chapter of their lives in 3401 West End Avenue, a building that is also home to VUMC Web and Creative Services and VUMC strategic marketing. Under the umbrella of Public Affairs, all of these groups provide resource services for those trying to market and promote their programs. Though both university and medical creative groups work with a different institutional constituency, various specialties within each group complement the other. Inspired by Chancellor Zeppos' "One Vanderbilt" philosophy, the groups tap each other's strengths for greater synergy and effectiveness to better serve the institution.
Click here for written directions to the office or for a static map that you can print and take with you. In addition, our offices are accessible by the Vanderbilt shuttle purple route, which runs every 15 minutes and can be accessed from various stops including the turnaround at Eskind medical library and behind the 2525 West End garage, near Memorial Gym.
If visiting Creative Services from a starting place other than main campus and/or during rush hour, you might want to consider avoiding West End Avenue and take the back roads. You also may find it more convenient to stop by our offices on your way to or from home. Suggested alternate routes to the 3401 building, including from Green Hills, Hillsboro Village/21st Ave, and Brentwood are described here. Recommended routes from 21st Ave/Hillsboro Road are highlighted, which will bring you to the office through the Hillsboro/West End neighborhood. If you are coming from the Green Hills or 100 Oaks area, southwest of midtown Nashville, these are very convenient routes. Additionally if you are coming from Peabody, Medical, or the Hillsboro Village area, note the many side streets that will enable you to avoid the West End corridor. If you do want to use the interstate, I-440 West End exit is very close to our offices.
Ample parking is available in the 3401 parking garage. Please bring your ticket and we will validate your parking.
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