Building the next generation of creative problem solvers.

The BrandLab’s mission is to change the face and voice of the marketing and advertising industry. We empower young talent from Indigenous, Black, Brown, AAPI and Hispanic/Latinx backgrounds to launch sustainable careers in thriving workplaces of creativity, inclusivity and belonging.

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Students Thrive in Marketing and Advertising

We connect young talent from Indigenous, Black, Brown, AAPI and Hispanic/Latinx backgrounds to opportunities in marketing and advertising through job programs, professional development, mentorships and more.

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Partners Help to Launch Sustainable Careers

Corporations, agencies, educational partners, and industry volunteers help us to break down barriers for the next generation of marketing and advertising talent. We want to see young BIPOC talent thrive in workplaces of inclusivity, have a voice in the work they produce, and cultivate a sense of belonging in the industry.

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Fearless Programming Cultivates DEI&B Conversations

Fearless programming is designed to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to create a more inclusive marketing and advertising industry. We do this work through monthly Fearless Conversations, workplace Fearless Workshops, and an annual Fearless Conference.

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Support Our Mission

Since 2009, our non-profit organization has envisioned an industry that thrives with the creativity and insights of all. We can’t make this vision come to life with out the talents and treasures of our supporters.

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Our alumni are the next generation of industry leaders.

Travon Sellers

Senior Designer at KNOCK

Travon Sellers found his passion for visual design and UX through a one-on-one summer internship. Today, he works as a Senior Designer at KNOCK. Travon proudly serves on The BrandLab Board of Directors while continuing to sharpen his design chops as owner and operator of Travon Sellers Design Studio, a digital strategy, and design consultancy.

Joslin Wyatt

Account Leader at Hallmark Cards

Joslin connected with The BrandLab while she was in High School, and was one of our very first interns in Kansas City. She went on to attend Northwest Missouri State University, graduating in 3 years and staying involved in TBL throughout her college career. She now serves on our Kansas City Board of Directors and works full-time at the same place she had her initial TBL internship; Hallmark Cards.

Olivia House

Designer at Matter Unlimited

Olivia House met The BrandLab when she was a sophomore in high school and completed five internships with us since 2014. She graduated from Augsburg University with a degree in graphic design and economics, and her work has been shown in galleries across the Twin Cities and featured in AdWeek. House is currently working as a Designer at Matter Unlimited.