Redhead Design Studio

Redhead Design

About this contract

In the words of Redhead Design Studio:

Redhead Design Studio is a branding, strategic marketing and web development studio based in Old Town, Lansing. Our multidisciplinary approach means we look at websites holistically—supporting you start to finish.

Planning: The first step is to codify audiences and outline goals for your web presence. From there, we articulate components, modules, forms, and content areas your site will need, and explore what data models and functions will make for an efficient and powerful presence for both site administrators and end users. 

Development: We pride ourselves on our ability to develop fast, efficient websites that are accessible, compliant, SEO-friendly, and are built with a clean code base that can grow with you over time.

Content and strategy: This is where the non-developer mindset comes in. We work to  identify your most compelling messages, organize content logically and elegantly, and coach you in authoring effective content for digital environments.

Design: Redhead is exceptionally well-versed at using the MSU brand standards to their fullest potential to design both digital and print solutions that are attractive, unique and noteworthy.

Maintenance and support: Websites are living, breathing tools that rely on ever-evolving technology. We can help you maintain and grow your web presence over time to ensure it remains healthy and useful.

Contracted services

  • Cascade*
  • Wordpress*

 *hosting available

Site examples

How to use this contract

Redhead Design is one of six web design and development suppliers that may be used by all MSU departments. The suppliers were selected through a competitive bid process and it is not necessary to bid your project again. However, it may be appropriate to bid projects of significant value. If you would like to conduct a formal bid, please contact the contract manager.

To begin work:

  1. Initiate a requisition in the Kuali Finance System (KFS) for any dollar amount.
  2. Attach the quote(s) provided from the supplier in the notes and attachments section of the requisition.
  3. Once the requisition is approved by your fiscal officer, the purchase order will be issued to the supplier—typically within one to three business days.


For a rate sheet, please contact the contract manager or request an estimate/quote from the supplier.

Contract term

Contracts will be approximately three to five years in length, beginning summer 2016.

Commodities:Web Design and Development

Contact Information

Redhead Design Studio
Racha Kardahji
(517) 853-3681

Michigan State University
Contract Manager
Susan House
(517) 884-6165