Ion Design Labs 

A student run ad agency at Nebraska Wesleyan University


Created to challenge the status quo, Ion Design Labs at Nebraska Wesleyan University is the first hybrid student run ad agency in the country. Working inside the university setting as a for-credit class, Ion Design Labs is a collaboration with an outside firm, Ion Design Co.


Ion Design Labs is a class offered by Nebraska Wesleyan’s Philosophy Department, as its focus is on information design. It is not “design thinking”, but the philosophic curation, designing and presentation of information.


For those looking for to challenge themselves, add to and build their skills, and understand the difference between theory and practice. Ion Design Labs is an experience for you if you want to explore and expand your understanding and the possibilities for a career regardless of major.

Fall 2017

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Ion Design Labs is now accepting submissions for fall 2017.