Employee Spotlight - Blake Kishler / by Ryan Newman


“Design is most valuable when it strives to be integrative and inclusive.”

The Ohio State University - Industrial Design

Following up last week’s announcement of Hannah’s appointment to the Board of SEGD - Kolar Design is proud to announce the appointment of Blake Kishler as Co-Chair of SEGD’s Cincinnati Chapter along with Grania Frueh of BHDP. We are thrilled that our next generation leadership is continuing building the legacy of experiential graphic design in the region and the nation.

Blake is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design. Additionally, he is a former Industrial Designers Society of America chapter officer.

 Blake Kishler representing Kolar Design at the Digital Signage Expo - 2015

Blake Kishler representing Kolar Design at the Digital Signage Expo - 2015

“SEGD is proof that fun work is done by fun people. I've been continually inspired by the welcoming and vibrant atmosphere of this chapter and its membership. So excited to be a co-chair and continue the awesome trajectory that Margaret Lange and Hannah Anderson have set us on."
- Blake Kishler



Congratulations to Blake and all of the recent SEGD appointments both locally and nationally.


SEGD Blog - New Year New Faces

Blake Kishler is a designer at Kolar Design. His combined 2D and 3D application experience allows him to quickly communicate designs in a variety of media. From murals to LED lettering to master sign plans, Blake enjoys helping clients develop a holistic approach to their environments, drawing meaningful connections between physical and digital. Past project experience spans healthcare, civic, and mixed use development work in placemaking and wayfinding. He came to Kolar after several years in trade show exhibit design, where he learned to weave concise, impactful messaging into walkable brand translations.

Relevant Projects:


Cincinnati Children’s, Brand Rollout
Cincinnati, OH
Wayfinding, Brand Experience

Cincinnati Children’s, Proton Therapy Center
Cincinnati, OH
Brand Experience

Crawford Hoying, Bridge Park
Dublin, OH
Wayfinding, Guidelines + Toolkits

City of Dublin
Dublin, OH

Village of Evendale
Evendale, OH
Wayfinding, Architecture

Steiner + Associates, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
Wayfinding, Brand Experience

Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA

The Christ Hospital, Liberty Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Wayfinding–Exterior Signage