Employee Spotlight - Hannah Anderson / by Ryan Newman


"Our best design

comes from a place of empathy, strategy, expertise, and life-long learning."

HANNAH ANDERSON | Construction Administration Lead
University of Cincinnati - DAAP

Kolar Design is proud to announce the appointment of Hannah Anderson to the Board of the Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD).  We are thrilled that our next generation leadership is continuing building the legacy of experiential graphic design in the region and the nation.

Hannah is also currently a Co-Chair for the Cincinnati Chapter of SEGD. 

“SEGD has been such a positive influence on my career in EGD. As the programming and educational opportunities have grown over the years, so have I benefited from them. This is a group of professionals who are excited about what they do, and the more I give, the more I get out of it. As a local chapter co-chair for the last four years, I have strived to pay forward the benefits of this organization to my colleagues and peers in the community. I am very honored and fortunate to now serve on the Board of an organization that inspires and gives so much back to the design field that I love.”
- Hannah Anderson

Congratulations to Hannah and another incoming new board member, Lucy Holmes, as well as the new president, Bryan Meszaros, for their appointments!



About SEGD - https://segd.org/ The Society for Experiential Graphic Design, a nonprofit professional association founded in 1973, is a global, multidisciplinary community of professionals who plan, design, and build experiences that connect people to place. They are graphic and information designers, fabricators, architects, exhibition designers, technology integrators, interaction designers, brand strategists, students, wayfinding specialists, teachers, and others who have a hand in shaping content-rich, experiential spaces. A community of over 2,100 members in 30 countries who gather in 32 local chapters around the world, Experiential Graphic Design involves the orchestration of typography, color, imagery, form, technology and, especially, content to create environments that communicate.

Hannah Anderson is a construction administration lead with Kolar Design. Her primary focus is to oversee detailing and production of artwork, and the coordination of fabrication and installation activities. Her balance of detail-oriented and creative thought processes allows her to provide coaching and identify opportunities within each project team to achieve desired outcomes for quality, performance, and effectiveness throughout design development. Hannah’s areas of expertise include experiential graphics, signage and wayfinding systems, construction administration, brand integration, and detailing. Over the past nine years, she has worked in a wide array of design market sectors from K-12 and higher educational spaces, corporate environments, and civic buildings and parks projects, to transportation hubs and sport and athletic training facilities on both the local and national level.

Hannah is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). In the fall of 2015, she presented an introductory look into the Experiential Graphic Design industry during AIGA Cincinnati’s Design Week, and in 2017, she spoke about personal and professional development at the SEGD annual conference in Miami. Since 2014, Hannah has served as SEGD Cincinnati Chapter Co-Chair.

Relevant Projects:

Graydon, Corporate Headquarters
Cincinnati, OH
Brand Experience

Cincinnati, OH
Brand Experience

Carnegie Mellon University, David A. Tepper School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA

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

City of Evendale, 75 Corridor Bridge
Evendale, OH
Guidelines & Toolkits

Cincinnati Children’s, Brand Rollout
Cincinnati, OH
Guidelines & Toolkits, Wayfinding & Brand Experience

Washington University, Jubel Hall
St. Louis, MO
Wayfinding & Brand Experience