The BrandLab in partnership with AIGA Minnesota is looking for classroom instructors to introduce students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to careers in advertising, marketing, and design. BrandLab instructors pair with a licensed classroom teacher and The BrandLab staff to tutor and mentor students in the classroom using BrandLab curriculum.

John Olson, chief executive of Olson, founded The BrandLab to increase diversity in marketing-related professions by showing high school students the potential of a creative career. Major marketers including General Mills, Land O’ Lakes, Target, and 3M are participants.

If you’re interested in learning more about being part of The BrandLab classroom mentor team, act soon.¬†The deadline for application is February 8th, 5pm.

To learn more, please e-mail Nathan Magel at The BrandLab.


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Brent Larson
Brent Larson
Vice President
Brent is an award winning Motion, 3D, and Graphic designer with 18 years of experience working in the architectural, manufacturing, legal, corporate, and film industries as a solopreneur, agency, and in-house designer. He has experience in illustration, graphic design, product design, 3D modeling & animation, motion graphics, video production, live & virtual event production, presentation design, art direction, and project management. He currently works as a corporate in-house Principal Motion and Graphic Designer in the MedTech industry.

Before becoming AIGA Minnesota Vice President, Brent served as Chair of the In-House Designers Committee from 2019 - 2023.

Brent volunteers as a mentor for emerging designers and is a member of the AIGA Minnesota Mind to Mind Mentorship Program Committee.

His interests include history, film, design, animation, illustration, 3D printing, model making, woodworking, golf, bowling, fishing, and restoring things.