Blake Kishler

Blake Kishler



Member Since

July 2022

Blake is a Senior Designer at Kolar Design. He is a former co-chair of the Cincinnati Chapter (2018-2023).

Blake is constantly working toward innovative new ways to translate brands and ideas into tactile, immersive experiences, with an emphasis on thoughtful technology integration. He is fluent in multiple 2D and 3D media to communicate in project-appropriate and impactful methods. Over the past decade Blake has worked extensively in wayfinding strategy and implementation, primarily in healthcare and civic environments.

Prior to Kolar, Blake worked as a designer and art director for Exhibitpro in Columbus. He earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Design with distinction in Industrial Design from the Ohio State University.

Kolar Design’s methodology is marked by collaboration, understanding, and a holistic approach. Kolar works with their clients to design places and processes that create a total experience for the people their customers care about – their customers, staff, visitors, associates, clients, and community. Kolar’s design process starts by listening to their clients and to the people who use their spaces. Kolar believes that listening leads to understanding; from understanding Kolar Design creates an environment that attracts, informs, communicates, and inspires.

Practice Area

Branded Environments, Placemaking, Strategy/Research/Planning, Wayfinding

Focus Area

Destination Experiences, Graphic, Interpretive, Signage


Cincinnati, Northeast


Education, Healthcare, Recreation, Transportation, Urban + Civic, Workplace