Designlounge, Inc.
649 Morgan Avenue, Suite 1E
Brooklyn, NY 11222
P 929-314-3770
What is Designlounge?
We are a visual communications and design firm dedicated to creating meaningful and purpose-driven design solutions for non-profit and cause-related organizations. We develop brand identities and integrated communication materials in print and online for organizations that work in the areas of arts and culture, universities and schools, human rights, health advocacy, as well as travel destinations that pride themselves on the implementation of effective sustainability efforts. We started Designlounge with the belief that good design improves people’s lives, tells stories that surprise and inform, as well as engages audiences to join movements and serve communities. We love working with smart clients to visualize their ideas and we care deeply about their presentation in any medium.
Say hello
We are always looking for new and inspiring projects. We are a good fit for you if you want to increase visibility through well-thought-out communications that can be applied consistently across your marketing channels; are looking for an update of specific marketing materials that could benefit from industry-appropriate creativity; value a partner that is curious how your organization works and listens to your goals for the near and long-term future. Get in touch with us to say hello.
Universities and Schools
Arts, Culture, Photography, Travel
Brand and Identity
  • Branding and Brand Updates
  • Logo Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Identity Guides
  • Annual Reports
  • Capabilities Brochures
  • Newsletters
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Direct Mail
  • Invitations
  • Posters
  • Infographics
  • Signage Systems
Digital Media / Interactive
  • Website Planning and Architecture
  • Website Design (UI/UX)
  • Website Maintenance
  • HTML Email Campaigns/eBlasts

Michael, a native of Germany, received his BFA in Graphic Design and Visual Communications from the University of Design in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since founding Designlounge in 2002 he has used his creative energy to develop and launch integrated design systems and branding solutions in print and on the web for the firm’s clients.
Michael has received numerous design awards from Print Magazine, Graphic Design USA, HOW and others. Michael has been teaching brand design and typography at Parsons The New School for Design as Assistant Professor since 2004. He is a member of the AIGA—the professional association for design, and the New York Type Directors Club, as well as a past member of the Center for Book Arts, NY, and the Arts Students League of New York.
Before founding Designlounge with her partner Michael, Kathryn worked in advertising agencies such as Bloom FCA!, Publicis and the Mingo Group, where she helped to develop campaigns for small and large companies. At Designlounge she uses her artistic talent and attention to detail to create communications in print and on the web, including illustrations when needed.
Kathryn is also a figurative sculptor. Her artistic talent won her two scholarships through the Art Students League of New York. She maintains her own sculpture studio in Brooklyn. Her work can be seen on her website at www.kathrynporter.com. Kathryn is a member of the “Art Students League of New York.”