The Creative Production Lab


Jared Kennedy 
News Editor

The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s new Creative Production Lab is securely settled into its new location, and is ready to help you with your next project.

Jackie Skarda-Mitchell is the Creative Production Lab Supervisor. She says The Creative Production Lab offers the use of computers loaded with an array of useful creative software, access to Adobe Creative Cloud, large format printing, industry standard video editing software, a professional grade sound booth, green screen, laser cutting and even 3D printing. Not only are all of those services available to students, but students can even bring in creative technology such as cameras for instruction on proper use.

“Most people come in to use Adobe Creative Cloud,” Skarda-Mitchell said. “I would say video and audio are also top things people come in for, and 3D printing is also very popular.”

Not all of the services offered in the Lab are free. The things that require materials require a small fee. Skarda-Mitchell says 3D printing costs 15 cents per gram, to use the large format printer it costs $1 and 50 cents per square foot, and laser cutting runs 50 cents per minute.

“You don’t have to make an appointment for most of things, but for the sound booth we strongly recommend it,” Skarda-Mitchell said.

Students have access to the large format printer, but only if it is for school related use such as a visual aid for a class, school project, campus activities, conferences or advertisements around campus.

Gloria Bautista is a graphic design major at UNO. She says she plans to use the Creative Production Lab as a way to get her creativity flowing.

“Everything in this lab can be used to guide my creativity,” Bautista said.

Bautista sees the lab as being all-inclusive as far as the services it offers. As a graphic design major she wants to utilize Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere and Adobe InDesign.

“Photoshop and all the other software available is essential for any graphic designer,” Bautista said.

Skarta-Mitchell says appointments can be made on the lab website or in person for use of any of the equipment.

To view the 3D printer in action, check out this YouTube video:

For more information, visit the Creative Production Lab website at



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