Located on the entry level of the Undergraduate Library, the Design Lab offers design software, on-site design help, instruction, workshops, and one-on-one consultations.
We support the following Adobe Creative Cloud software in the Design Lab:
Use UNC’s subscription to Lynda.com to find online tutorials for students to learn at their own pace (courses are divided into short video segments) and on their own time. Shorter (~30 minutes), moderate (~4 hours), and longer (6-12 hours) courses are available for Adobe software, general design principles, infographics, GIS, media production, and more -- you can search/browse thousands of tutorials--completely free for students, faculty, and staff.
|Format||Project Ideas||Possible Tools|
|Print/digital publication||academic poster, magazine, brochure, infographic, business plan, logo||
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
MS Word, PowerPoint, Publisher
|Presentation design||TEDTalk, business pitch, PechaKucha||MS PowerPoint, Prezi, Canva|
|Websites||Informational website, online exhibit, e-Portfolio||WordPress, Adobe Spark, Wix, Weebly|
Have an idea for a different project? We're happy to work with you to develop new assignments!
Class session 1: design principles for effective poster design, brainstorming for how to visualize their content, sketch
Class session 2: workshop in which students build their own posters in InDesign or PowerPoint, peer critique
SkillfUL Tech Workshops are offered throughout the semester during day and evening hours. Past topics have included Creating a Flyer in Photoshop, Building a Resume in InDesign, Creating an e-Portfolio on WordPress, and Building a UNC-branded Website in Heelium. For a current list of offerings, check the SkillfUL website.