The Design Lab is a student-run organization where NYU students can get help, find resources, build skills and gain confidence. The Design Lab is a space for creative collaboration and idea sharing.


Office hours where you can meet Design lab leaders and ask about anything related to your design process or needs including

  • Concept development
  • Design ideation
  • Software skills
  • Visual inspiration and references
  • Typography and Layout
  • UX frameworks
  • Design outputs

Skill Building Workshops

  • A library of design 101 software tutorials including: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Figma and more.
  • Weekly workshops to support class and project needs and empower students with design skills.
  • Cheat sheets including shortcuts, tips and work flow methods that will expand your tool belt

Resources and news

  • A list of platforms and software offered to students for free or at a discount.
  • An inspiring and dynamic portfolio of projects, blogs and news. We will be posting on a weekly basis and encourage our community to share their work and inspiration.


We are a student-run organization.

We love everything about design and we are eager to share our knowledge and learn from our community.  We strive to create open dialogue and discussion in order to empower students to better integrate design into any project and build confidence in their style and skills.

The Design Lab will be a space to talk about design, share ideas and inspiration and support student creativity in a constructive and helpful way. 

Faculty 
Katherine Dillion

Mentors
Dana Elkis
Lizzy Chiappini
Simone Salvo  Christina Dacanay
James Baffour
Shira Seri Levi

Please write us at designlab@itp.nyu.edu if you have any questions, suggestions or if you might want to join our team






Design Brief
For this year’s Spring Show poster design, we are inspired by topics like physicality, connectedness, shared space, and celebration. We’re looking for a strong conceptual design that communicates the ITP/IMA ethos. We would like to see the more humanistic side of our community and less wires, breadboards, and LEDs. A successful poster will offer a compelling visual in harmony with all the requisite textual information.

Inspiration
Poster design has been around for a very long time, but was made available to the mass market in the 1880s with the birth of the lithographic poster and continues to change today with new technologies. We encourage you to pay a visit to iconic posters and use them as a source of inspiration for your design.
💡 A brief history of poster design
💡 NYC Poster Museum
💡 Cooper Hewitt Poster Archive

Key Dates
2/21 Open submission form for poster designs
3/2 Last day to submit poster designs
3/7 Winner will be contacted
3/7–3/13 Poster refinements by winning designer
3/21 Save-the-date and poster goes out to the world!

Award
The winning designer will receive $500!
$250 is awarded as the prize, and an additional $250 as the stipend for making modifications to the design after it has been chosen.




Making Boxes & Enclosures with the Cameo
Friday - Feb - 18
11:00AM - 4:00PM

In this workshop, we’ll introduce the Cameo, a small but mighty table-top cutting machine. Usually used for craft projects like sticker- and stencil-making, we’re going to show you how this machine can also be used to make quick, accurate, and elegant boxes and enclosures for your projects––either as a first-step in prototyping or as your final build––and with a lower footprint so you don't have to jump straight into using more expensive and high-waste materials!

see you there
Simone & Lizzy
What to bring:

→ We suggest downloading the Silhouette Studio software ahead of time: https://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software

→ Laptop if you’d like to stay and play with the Cameo – we’ll stick around until 1:00PM ︎

→ Thin cardboard from your recycling bin, like cereal boxes (optional)



Introduction to SketchUp

Nov 10, 2021


What is SketchUp
When to/not to us it
How to download
Basic shapes
Simple layouts 





Join us this Friday for the Winter Show Poster DESIGN-A-THON!

Refining a design from Visual Language? Starting from scratch? Work alone or in a group. Stop by or stay the whole time. All are welcome to join us for a fun afternoon creative sprint!

We’ll be offering feedback and support as needed to help you wrap up and submit your poster design for consideration.

When: Friday, 10/22, 12–3pm

Where: The Design Lab (Between the North side faculty offices & the Coding Lab)

Design Brief
For this year’s Winter Show poster design, we are inspired by topics like physicality, connectedness, shared space, and celebration. We’re looking for a strong conceptual design that communicates the ITP/IMA ethos. We would like to see the more humanistic side of our community and less wires, breadboards, and LEDs. A successful poster will offer a compelling visual in harmony with all the requisite textual information.

Inspiration
Poster design has been around for a very long time, but was made available to the mass market in the 1880s with the birth of the lithographic poster and continues to change today with new technologies. We encourage you to pay a visit to iconic posters and use them as a source of inspiration for your design.
💡 A brief history of poster design
💡 Cooper Hewitt Poster Archive

Key Dates
10/22 Design-a-thon (attendance is not mandatory for submitting a design)
11/5 Submissions due
11/12 Winning design announced!











ITP / IMA
New York University 
4th Floor
370 Jay street, 11201
Brooklyn, NY
write us - we would love to hear your feedback
designlab@itp.nyu.edu