Full-Service Creative Studio


Impact Media Lab is a 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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Grant consulting

In this tough fiscal climate, selling your story is critical to securing funding for your work. We can help you narrow in on the compelling aspects of your research and better highlight those aspects in your proposals.


  • Figure making
  • Video & graphic supplements


Our funding takes two forms:


I have money!

I have funding and would like to hire Impact Media Lab to develop an outreach campaign:

You already have funding, wonderful! In this model, we brainstorm a media campaign together, based on your budget, your outreach goals, and the type of work that you do. We could create a documentary, a web application, a new website for the project or your lab group. There is no limitation to what we can build together.

I will have money!

I am applying for a grant and would like Impact Media Lab to develop my Broader Impacts section:

You're applying for a grant, great! Partnering with Impact Media Lab makes your grant proposals more competitive (we have a strong record of securing National Science Foundation funding). In this model, we collaborate to craft an exciting outreach campaign. We write the Broader Impacts section for you and add our fees to the project budget.


What we offer


Regardless of whether you have money or you're working on getting money, 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!