Kelly Kolar

MIAMI — During the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami, winners of the 2017 SEGD Achievement Awards were announced and celebrated among the largest annual gathering of members of the experiential graphic design community. Since 1987, has honored the individuals, companies, and institutions whose work has significantly advanced the environmental and experiential graphic design fields. The 2017 honorees and awards are as follows.

 

2017 SEGD Fellow

2017 SEGD Distinguished Member, Kelly Kolar, receives her award.

During the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami, winners of the 2017 SEGD Achievement Awards were announced and celebrated among the largest annual gathering of members of the experiential graphic design community. Since 1987, has honored the individuals, companies, and institutions whose work has significantly advanced the environmental and experiential graphic design fields.

2017 SEGD Distinguished Member Award Recipient Kelly Kolar, Kolar Design

2017 SEGD Distinguished Member Award: Kelly Kolar, President + Founder, Kolar Design

SEGD Business of Design Summit 2015

Today’s design landscape poses vastly different challenges than ever before, but also new and exciting possibilities for practitioners willing to be agile, adaptive, and opportunistic. SEGD’s first-ever Business of Design Summit—February 19 in Denver—focused on the hottest issues in design business and how innovative thinkers are shaping their practices for the future.

Kelly Kolar

Kelly Kolar: Evolving the Value Proposition in Design Practice

Kelly Kolar has grown her company from a solopreneur design studio to an international, multi-million dollar company providing strategy as well as design service offerings. Always looking to the future and evolving her firm, Kelly will be a featured speaker at the SEGD Business of Design Summit February 19 in Denver. Join her and learn about raising your design offering to a strategic level!

Kolar Design (Cincinnati) swept the EGD category during the 18th annual Cincinnati Design Awards celebration November 14, winning four awards for its work for the Contemporary Arts Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

How can design, and specifically EGD, support and enhance the healing mission in today’s complex healthcare environments?

SEGD Well: Healthcare Innovations Workshop, held last week in Cincinnati, set out to find the answers to that question.

So what are the answers? Well, you kind of had to be there. But we’re willing to share a peek at what you missed.

Clue: It’s much bigger than wayfinding or mobile apps.

HEadshot of Kelly Kolar, Principle and Founder of Kolar Design

2017 SEGD Distinguished Member, Past Board member of SEGD (2004-2011), President of Kolar Design

Kelly Kolar is president, founder and chief creative officer at Kolar Design. Founding Kolar Design in 1990, Kelly Kolar set herself apart as a creative talent, using her love of design and understanding of the human element to transform built environments. The firm creates impactful, branded experience at the intersection of people and place. 

Kolar Design was started almost 25 years ago by Kelly Kolar in downtown Cincinnati.

Highlight: SEGD Well Healthcare Innovation Workshop

Giving Thanks at Mercy Health

At this Cincinnati health network, the message of compassionate care permeates the healing environment, from architecture to signage and donor recognition. Learn more about Mercy Health and how they're innovating the patient experience at SEGD Well: Healthcare Innovation Workshop March 20-21 in Cincinnati! 

Building P&G’s In-House Brand

At the world’s largest consumer products company, EGD is helping drive the evolution of a corporate brand.

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