Designlounge is a Brooklyn-based design firm. We create visual identities, printed materials, complex communication systems, and website designs for non-profit organizations, universities and schools, arts and media institutions, and tiny islands. At Designlounge, we keep an open mind to uncover design solutions in unlikely places, sometimes while purposefully lounging in a quiet place.
Featured Projects
Entitled “Ahead Of The Curve”, the 2016-2017 annual report (and poster) for Riverdale Country School focuses on the growth mindset that puts Riverdale, and its students and faculty, ahead of the curve.
For the past two years, Designlounge has worked with the National Academy Museum and School in New York to create the branding and invitation materials for the institution’s 2016 and 2017 Gala and Auction, the museum’s annual fundraiser events.
For the third time Designlounge worked with Women Deliver, the leading global advocate for girl’s and women’s health, rights and wellbeing, to design the program publications for the 2016 Global Conference that was held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
For over a decade Designlounge has worked with the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) to design the organization’s logo identity, a comprehensive publication template system, six annual reports, a series of special reports and many other smaller but no less important communication materials. View a selection of these projects, all relating to the expanding field of transitional justice.
Named “R+ The Riverdale Campaign: Inspiring Education” we created the brand identity and supporting communication materials in print and on the web for Riverdale Country School’s comprehensive seven-year capital campaign.
We implemented subtle but effective changes to refresh and strengthen the brand across all online and print media for Petit St. Vincent Resort, a luxurious private island resort in the island chain of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
By choosing to become a falcon at the Riverdale Country School, a student will become part of a long-standing tradition of success and pride both in the classroom and on the playing fields and courts. Designlounge worked with the school to refresh the athletics icon and overall brand identity. Go Falcons.
For Turnaround for Children, an organization that provides strategies for schools with high concentrations of students impacted by adversity, Designlounge created an Intervention Resource Manual as well as a suite of anchor visuals describing the science behind brain development and child behavior.
More Projects
Designlounge created the logo and brand identity for Blue Chalk Media, a Brooklyn-based production and media strategy company that believes in the power of nonfiction visual storytelling.
Based on a thorough research process Designlounge created  a logo identity and an outdoor signage system for Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, an organization that is dedicated to investigating complex ecological interactions that govern the natural world.
To provide a marketing platform for outgoing BFA and MFA students of the Parsons photography department to advertise their capabilities and portfolios to prospective clients and creative agencies, Designlounge developed an identity, printed materials and a website.
The design process for every project is roughly the same, but the details can vary from task to task. Sometimes the research needs more time or, depending on the type of the project, the design phase might require extra steps to make sure all variables have been considered. But there is always a bit of “D” and “L” in every project: “Design” and “Lounge”. A good dose of purposeful lounging will focus the mind and spark creative ideas.
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