Designlounge was founded in 2002 by partners Michael Wiemeyer and Kathryn Porter. 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. With our work for schools and universities we help our clients in the educational sector to communicate their focus on active rather than passive learning.
Michael
Michael, a native of Germany, received his BFA in Graphic Design and Visual Communications from the University of Design in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since co-founding Designlounge, he has used his creative energy to develop design systems and branding solutions in print and on the web for the studio’s clients. Michael has taught design and typography at Parsons School of Design as Assistant Professor in the part-time faculty from 2004 to 2019. In 2018 he has received the honor of a nomination for the Distinguished Teacher Award. He also posts his photography on Instagram.
Michael

Before co-founding Designlounge, Kathryn worked in advertising agencies such as Bloom FCA!, Publicis and the Mingo Group In New York, 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. 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