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Shari Berman is a founding partner of Evidence Design, an award-winning museum planning and design firm in Brooklyn with a reputation for innovative thinking and outstanding design. A seasoned exhibit planner, graphic designer, and art director, Shari is skilled in designing and executing complex exhibition graphic that span a broad range of subjects in science, technology, and history. As director of 2 dimensional design and media, Shari oversees all interpretive and environmental graphic design, as well as the integration of design programs throughout project media.
Award-winning projects under Shari Berman’s direction include Science Storms at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, which received almost every significant design award including the 23rd Annual Excellence in Exhibitions Award, a THEA Outstanding Achievement Award, a Gold Medal for Best Museum Environment from Event Design, a Bronze Award for Environmental Design from the Art Directors Club, and a HOW Merit Award for Environmental Graphics. Other projects under Shari’s direction include graphic design development for the Dinosaur Gallery at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, exhibit graphic design and media integration for Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code at the National Museum of Natural History and Future Energy at MSI Chicago. Currently, Shari is in the early phases of tackling her largest challenge to date; interpretive systems and environmental graphics for the new Oschin Air and Space Center at the California Science Center.
Shari Berman received a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Syracuse University, with additional studies in architecture history in Florence, Italy. Shari spent several years designing for Landor Associates, DeSola Group and other branding studios, but found her passion for exhibition design during her eight years at Ralph Appelbaum Associates where she joined the design team of the groundbreaking United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Upon completion of this life-changing experience, Shari continued at RAA to serve as senior art director for the Hall of Biodiversity, the Hall of Planet Earth, and the Hall of the Universe at the American Museum of Natural History; the latter two exhibitions received Gold Awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America. Later on, Shari’s work for the Holocaust Museum Houston earned an Award of Excellence from Communication Arts, a Bronze IDEA Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, and a Merit Award from the Art Directors Club of New York.