What We Do


Impact Media Lab is a full-service creative studio run by scientists, for scientists. We work with scientists and science organizations to develop multi-media outreach campaigns that are dynamic, visually stunning, and educational.

Our team handles everything from grant writing to media production to distribution. Current media campaigns include Shiny applications, documentary films, new websites, and live science shows, but we are open to all forms of creative communication.





Telling your story often begins with a lab, project, or organization website. One that is optimized across platforms, rich with media, and reflective of your personality, your productivity, and your ideas.


  • Photography and videography
  • Graphic design
  • Data visualization
  • Custom app integration

Documentary films

Video offers a perfect medium to engage your audience on an emotional level. We specialize in films that tell the stories behind the data points--stories about people with passion, wildlife in jeopardy, adventure, fear, and hope.


  • Photography
  • Social media shareables
  • Animation

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The process of working with Impact Media Lab was energizing, fun, creative, and collaborative. Each time Kika and I met to discuss the project, she quickly understood the scientific details but also how the story could be told in a compelling visual narrative.
— Dr. Sharon Collinge, University of Colorado at Boulder

As a scientist, you already wear lots of hats: researcher, teacher, mentor, writer, committee member, and advisor.

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In addition, many grants now require you to develop and implement your own outreach campaigns, adding "film producer," "blogger," or "podcaster" to that already-long list.

Consequently, we have seen many outreach campaigns fail to launch or merely limp along, due to researchers’ lack of time, lack of training, and often lack of interest in science communication. Even the best outreach intentions often fail to meet their full potential because of time and skill constraints.

We propose a different model for outreach: hire us to develop, implement, and track your media campaigns.


Impact Media Lab was a key part of being able to convey my excitement as well as the value of the work to the National Science Foundation. Impact Media Lab pushes the bounds of your thinking while being supportive and professional.
— Dr. Kasey Fowler-Finn, Saint Louis University

What are you waiting for?


Impact Media Lab can offer you three things:

  1. More time to focus on your science by running your outreach for you
  2. Greater impact for your work through better science communication
  3. More competitive grant applications as you build a track record of successful public outreach

By all measures, this is a win-win situation. You get to be better at what you do by providing us opportunities to do what we do.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s do it!