Ari joined Evidence Design in October 2007 and has served as senior graphic designer on all of Evidence Design’s major projects. Ari brings a high level of design and typographic sensitivity to her work as seen in projects including the award-winning Science Storms, Policing a Changed City at the NYC Police Museum, Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, and Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code at the National Museum of Natural History.
She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design with honors from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, and holds one Associate degree in Art and Advertising Design from the New York City College of Technology and another in Commercial Science from Kanagawa University in Yokohama, Japan. Ari has been a member of AIGA, the professional association for design, since 2004.
While at FIT, Ari received First Prize in the FIT Annual Tolerance Week Poster Competition, and her work was nominated as a finalist for the National Portfolio Day Association Annual Poster contest. During her senior year, FIT faculty members selected Ari for the National Student Portfolio Review at the Art Directors Club. After graduating, Ari completed intensive internship programs at Pentagram Design and W magazine, and worked at Print magazine as a Freelance Production Assistant for its Regional Design Annual issue.
Before moving to New York City, Ari worked as an Associate Managing Director at DMS Inc., an adverting agency in Tokyo, Japan, where she collaborated with senior directors to lead a creative team on all marketing initiatives. Ari’s clients included Japan Airline and the largest adverting agency in Japan, Dentsu Inc.