New York / Honolulu
Known for creating logical and perfectly executed wayfinding strategies, Ann Harakawa has guided millions of people throughout New York City and the United States. Ann has directed Two Twelve’s most prestigious public information, data visualization, and environmental graphic projects. Her leadership and ability to bring all exacting, multi-stakeholder clients’ needs to the forefront have earned her the respect of leading architects, developers, civic leaders, and visionaries that she counts among her regular clients.
Ann has served on the Board of the Art Directors Club (ADC) since 2005. She was a member of the 2005 Japanese-American Delegation sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and was the recipient of the 2012 Asian Women in Business Award. Currently, she is on the Board of Directors at the Design Trust for Public Space and appointed to the Japanese American National Museum Board of Governors in 2011, while also a fellow of Robert Sterling Clark Foundation’s Sterling Network NYC focused on the equitable economic mobility of all New Yorkers. As a Columbia University Adjunct, she offered a Columbia University GSAPP summer workshop called Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Futures. She is also a longtime member of AIGA and SEGD.