We give students space and support to grow as creators, to develop their skills, and to prepare and explore career possibilities. We offer a friendly, comfortable, and collaborative environment with peer guides and a professional creative director and lmc-specific career advisor who bridges the transition from student to professional.

We also offer internship and job opportunities to driven students who want hands-on experience in a creative field. Social media interns get marketing experience and learn vital communication skills. Design interns not only hone their artistic and creative skills completing design projects; they get real-world experience negotiating projects with clients and communicating with team members.


Our Gallery

is a space for exhibitions featuring student work.

As featured artists in group exhibitions, students learn how to create gallery-quality works. As exhibition hands, students gain experience displaying work for an audience. As web and graphic designers, students build their portfolios by using their classroom experience to advertise CoLab shows. As marketers and promoters, students learn to communicate exhibition information with social media.

Our Studio

is a space for LMC and CM students to work and create.

LMC and CM Students may drop in during business hours to work on their creative endeavors: graphic design, web development, film and photography editing, and writing. They can also de-stress with the studio’s origami and watercolor supplies!

CoLab staff (both student workers and interns for-credit) are offered a variety of opportunities to be in-house studio designers, writers, and content creators.

CoLab offers access to a wide variety of technologies for all of your design needs: Adobe Creative Suite, Android Studio, IntelliJ, Processing, PyCharm, Unity, and more!

Career Support

Colab director and career advisor Jillann Hertel offers one-on-one career guidance and support for imagining your future career.

If you are interested in career counseling, you can book a one-on-one counseling session with CoLab director Jillann Hertel to explore how to approach your job search and your future. Schedule a meeting here.*

Jillann also offers portfolio review sessions. Get feedback on your portfolio, resume, or other materials for career and networking purposes by scheduling a meeting here.*

*If you can’t find Jillann in AdvisorLink, please email her directly at jillann.hertel@lmc.gatech.edu.