The Digital Design Studio at Venture Lab will be a comprehensive, print and digital production hub that features educational support for students, staff, and faculty across the Penn community.

The studio is currently undergoing renovations and will reopen Spring 2024. In the meantime, sign up for office hours!

Design Resources

At the Digital Design Studio, students access a plethora of design resources aimed at enhancing their visual branding and marketing endeavors. From customizable templates to intricate design tools, the studio offers a range of solutions to cater to various branding needs, assisting students in creating visually compelling and cohesive materials. These resources are complemented by expert advice and insights during studio office hours, enabling students to optimize their use and apply them effectively to their projects.
October 03, 2023 03:26 PM
Get individualized consultation and receive expert advice, actionable insights, and practical solutions tailored to enhance your venture's visual identity and online presence.
Our comprehensive branding and marketing templates designed to streamline your creative process and ensure a cohesive and impactful brand presence. These templates are customizable.
Access The Design Studio
Open Spring 2024. Stay tuned for updates.

Our Programming

The Digital Design Studio at Venture Lab offer its services to the students, faculty, and staff engaged in entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Pennsylvania and alumni who are part of the global Penn entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Graphic Design
Learn how to create and design various print and digital assets for your startup using Canva, Illustrator, Photoshop, and more.
Web Design
Every venture needs a website. Learn the basics of site design and performance using Squarespace, Wix, and Wordpress
Video Production
Video is the fastest growing content vehicle. Add it to your arsenal of marketing assets using Premiere Pro.
Audio Production
Enjoy podcasts? We do too. Learn how to create your own using Audacity and Adobe Audition.
Branding & Strategy
Building your brand doesn't have to be hard, our team can help craft your startup's mission and vision.
Digital Marketing
Develop your strategy for email marketing, SEO, social media, and more.

Past Projects

July 18, 2022 11:04 AM
The Startup Challenge is a competition for Penn student-founded new ventures. The very best Penn student entrepreneurs pitch to a live audience and alumni judges to show their startups are ready to become the next big thing!
News
By  Christine Cheng
, August 28, 2023 08:00 AM
A first-generation Nigerian-American, Jonathan Muruako CAS'17 SPP'24 grew up in a low-income household in Mississippi, where access to educational resources was limited. After Muruako began attending the University of Pennsylvania, he found himself constantly needing to play catch-up in an educational environment different from his upbringing. He recognized that many other first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) students faced similar challenges as he did. According to his research, only 10% of first-generation students graduate within six years, while close to 45% end up dropping out.
3 Min Read
News
By  Christine Cheng
, September 12, 2023 03:22 PM
Meet The Community Grocer, a scalable non-profit community market, resource, and education center advancing food justice and health equity through EBT accessible meal solutions.
5 Min Read
moderated by Professor Richard Perlman (W’68), Co-founder and Executive Chairman of ExamWorks Group, Inc, and Professor of MGMT 2130 – Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition.

FAQ

What is the Digital Design Studio at Venture Lab?
The Digital Design Studio at Venture Lab is a comprehensive print and digital production hub. It provides access to resources and educational support related to graphics, video, and web-based projects.
Who can use the Digital Design Studio?
The studio resources are open to students, staff, and faculty members across the Penn community. At this time, we are prioritizing access to Venture Lab members involved in VIP-X, Retail Lab, and Food Lab.
What resources are offered at the Digital Design Studio?
The studio offers access to cutting-edge software for graphic design, video editing, media production, and web development. It also offers equipment such as computers, printers, and scanners to facilitate your creative projects.
Is there a fee for using the Digital Design Studio?
The services provided by the Digital Design Studio are free of charge for Penn students, staff, and faculty members.
Do I need prior experience in videography/podcasting/photography to use the studio?
No prior experience is required, but some familiarity with the equipment and processes will be helpful. Our staff can provide basic training if needed
Are there any workshops or training sessions available?
Yes, the Digital Design Studio offers workshops and training sessions in graphic design, video editing, web development, and other skills. Please check the website and stay updated with our social media and newsletter for upcoming events.
Can I get assistance with my projects at the studio?
Absolutely, knowledgeable staff members will be available to provide guidance and help troubleshoot any issues you may encounter during studio use.
Are there any restrictions on the types of projects I can work on in the studio?
The Digital Design Studio is designed to accommodate a wide range of creative projects, including graphics, video, and web-based endeavors. However, projects should adhere to the policies and guidelines set by the studio to maintain a productive and respectful environment.
Can I access the Digital Design Studio remotely?
No, the studio's resources are only available on-site at Venture Lab in Tangen Hall.
How can I stay updated on the availability of studio resources?
To stay informed about the availability of studio resources, please check the Venture Lab website or stay updated with our social media and newsletter for notices about resource availability or scheduling changes.
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