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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. Shari has over twenty-five years of experience as an exhibit graphic designer and art director skilled in designing and executing complex interpretive graphics and integrated media programs that span science, technology and history. Shari’s role as director of two-dimensional design includes interpretive strategies and the seamless integration of exhibition graphics and digital media to achieve the holistic design approach for which Evidence Design is known.
Exhibition graphics developed under Shari’s guidance demonstrate a timeless aesthetic born of the subject at hand, while communicating content with clarity accessible to a broad audience. Award-winning projects include Science Storms at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, which received multiple industry honors, including SEGD’s list of The 20 Most Influential Exhibit Designs this Century. Other projects include Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code at the National Museum of Natural History, a rich and flexible graphic program for the Burke Museum and a joyful approach to exploring human reproduction for Life! Beginnings at the California Science Center. A robust, bi-lingual interpretive graphic program for the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center is currently under development at the California Science Center.
Shari received a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Syracuse University, with additional studies in architecture history in Florence, Italy. She discovered her passion for experiential storytelling as an exhibit designer on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at RAA. Shari served as senior art director at RAA for the Hall of Biodiversity, the Hall of Planet Earth, and the Hall of the Universe at the American Museum of Natural History. Shari’s final project for RAA found her teamed with Jack Pascarosa to design the Holocaust Museum Houston, which earned numerous awards and solidified their shared vision for spatial storytelling.
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