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. We design brochures, books, annual reports, posters, complex publication systems, and websites, either as stand-alone products or as part of larger brand projects. We love working with our clients to communicate and visualize their goals, and we care deeply about their presentation in any medium.

Some of our favorite clients

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Universities, Colleges, Schools

Arts, Culture, Photography, Travel

What sets us apart? We are easy to work with and strive to make the experience as creatively charged as possible.1 The work with most of our clients is based on many years of collaboration and teamwork. Throughout the duration we focus on the big picture, infuse strategic directions 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. This is especially important for keeping schedules and staying on budget.

Projects We Love to Design

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

Print

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

Who We Are

Michael

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. He is a member of the AIGA (the professional association for design) and the Type Directors Club New York.

And he rides his bike everywhere: to work, to the design school, when the sun shines, and when it rains.

Kathryn

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.”

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