We started Designlounge with the belief that good design1 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. 
  1. We design brochures, books, annual reports, posters, complex publication systems, and websites, either as stand-alone products or as part of larger brand projects.
  1. Good design makes a product useful and understandable. Good design is user-oriented, appropriately situated in the fields where clients need to engage their audiences. We apply principles of good design in imaginative ways to create memorable design solutions across print and digital media.




Arts and Media, Hospitality

We are easy to work with and strive to make the experience as creatively charged as possible.1 Throughout a project’s duration we focus on the big picture, infuse strategic direction and good ideas—and never let the details2 get away.
  1. The word “lounge” in Designlounge might suggest a more relaxed attitude, but it never gets in the way of hard work, pursuing defined goals and to meet our client’s expectations.
  2. However one looks at a task or a project, in the end everything is always about the details. This is especially important for keeping schedules and staying on budget.
  1. The word “lounge” in Designlounge might suggest a more relaxed attitude, but it never gets in the way of hard work, pursuing defined goals, and to meet our client’s expectations.
  2. However one looks at a task or a project, in the end everything is always about the details. It is about caring and respect for the project and our clients.


Brand and Identity

  • Branding and Brand Updates
  • Logo Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Identity Guides

Digital Media / Interactive

  • Website Planning and Architecture
  • Website Design
  • Website Maintenance
  • HTML Email Campaigns/eBlasts


  • Annual Reports
  • Capabilities Brochures
  • Newsletters
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Promotions and Mailers
  • Invitations
  • Posters
  • Infographics
  • Signage Systems

Who We Are


Michael Wiemeyer, a native of Germany, received his BFA in Graphic Design and Visual Communications from the University of Design in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since 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 been teaching identity design and typography at Parsons School of Design as Assistant Professor in the part-time faculty since 2004. In 2018 he has received the honor of a nomination for the Distinguished Teacher Award. 

And he rides his bike everywhere: to work, to the design school, when the sun shines, and when it rains. He is a member of Transportation Alternatives, an organization in New York that advocates for safe and equitable streets, and public transit that benefits all New Yorkers.


Before co-founding Designlounge, Kathryn Porter 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.”

Mary Ann Zeman enjoys helping clients tell their stories with clarity and impact. As a strategist and writer, she has spent over 25 years positioning and building brands, creating powerful business-to-business communications, and demystifying complex technical and scientific information.

Mary Ann began her career with several major New York advertising agencies Scali, McCabe, Sloves, and Lord, Geller, Federico, Einstein. Her clients included Nikon, IBM, and, the Wall Street Journal.

She then moved to Ogilvy & Mather, where she became a Senior Partner, Executive Creative Director. While at Ogilvy, Mary Ann was responsible for the American Express advertising program with high-end retail, dining, and tourism partners, Maxwell House and all its line extensions, the I Love New York campaign, Fortune magazine, Sheraton, Merck, and many other accounts.

Mary Ann now works with clients from the earliest stages of product and brand development. She frequently partners with Designlounge on projects for leading nonprofit organizations and schools. Clients include Riverdale Country School, Yale University, Mount Sinai Medical Center, StoryCorps, Armenian Church Endowment Fund, Good Shepherd Services, and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

Mary Ann received her B.A from Pitzer College, Claremont CA and her M.A. in English and American Literature from the University of Washington.

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