What is DesignLab?

DesignLab is a digital media design consultancy service for students at UW-Madison, located in College Library.  Through one-on-one or small group consultations, we help students work effectively in digital media. We focus on the conceptual, aesthetic, and overall design of media projects for class assignments, student organizations, independent projects, and personal professional development.

DesignLab was originally funded by the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates and is administered by University Libraries.

Our six TA consultants are drawn from academic programs across the UW-Madison campus and have skills in communication, data visualization, design and graphic design, video, audio, and writing.

Campus Partners


Location / Hours

We are in College Library’s Computer & Media Center (CMC), room 2250.


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Fall & Spring Hours:
Monday         1 - 5 pm
Tues-Wed     1 - 7 pm
Thur-Fri         1 - 5 pm
Sunday          3 - 7 pm

We also have a new satellite
location at BioCommons in
Steenbock Library, which
runs Thursdays 3-7pm!