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MIAD Lubar Innovation Center

The MIAD Lubar Innovation Center connects real-world clients with our best and brightest students.

Through our creative development program, we foster innovative and entrepreneurial thinking to challenge our students’ individual interests, support academic programming and collaborate with corporate and nonprofit partners.

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Are you a business or non-profit that needs creative solutions? Hire MIAD students for paid professional projects!

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The Innovation Center is here for you year-round. Stop by anytime to see how we can help! 

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News from the Innovation Center
An illustration of a ballerina in a teal costume dancing.

Milwaukee Ballet sponsor features work by Illustration senior

Whimsical, colorful, pastel-like illustration for Daybreak, a video game.

Wizards of the Coast hires MIAD senior

The word "Kohler" colorfully incorporating elements of sustainability.

Lubar Innovation Center students design for Kohler

An interactive digitally designed mural of a hot dog bun with a speech bubble that says "On my wurst behavior."

Illustration major designs poster for Milwaukee Art Museum

You now have access to over 900 creatives.

Past Client Work


MIAD Board of Trustees welcomes June 2024 new members

At their June 2024 meeting, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Board of Trustees welcomed Sarah Smith Pancheri and Keven Ringgold as new members serving on behalf of MIAD under the leadership of Board Chair Deanna Tillisch and college president Jeff Morin.

Guardian Fine Art Services donates printing press

Students returning to classes in the Printmaking Lab at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) this fall will notice a new addition—an additional printing press donated to the college by Guardian Fine Art Services.

MIAD showcases Layton School of Art alum Lois Ehlert

This summer, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is pleased to host an exhibition of work by renowned Wisconsin illustrator and artist Lois Ehlert in “Lois Ehlert: A Creative Life.” Ehelrt’s work is joined by an exhibition of work by MIAD students in their transformative junior years.