Michaelann Zimmerman / Associate
Michaelann manages and leads design on interpretive graphics, wayfinding, and signage for cultural, academic, and civic clients. She is particularly skilled at developing cohesive systems for organizations with large or dispersed sites, such as Yale University; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; the Greenway Conservancy in Boston; the Waverly Trail in Belmont and Waltham, Massachusetts; and Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.
In contemplating the user experience and client goals, Michaelann draws upon her natural listening abilities, intuitive aptitude for storytelling and information prioritization, and her exceptionally multi-faceted background. She has degrees in both studio art and industrial design, and her work experience prior to joining Roll, Barresi & Associates includes print design and art direction (for St. Martin’s Press and the Village Voice) and exhibit and environmental graphics (for Spagnola & Associates).
Michaelann enjoys working with clients who recognize the value of clearly articulated content—the power of the written word, especially when paired with the right image. She embraces the challenge of bringing together all of the details—words, maps, images, icons, and more—to orient and inform the user.
Michaelann received a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art, magna cum laude from New York University and a Master of Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design.