Rethink 2024

Kelly Kolar

Kelly Kolar is President & Founder of Kolar Design is an award-winning strategic design firm that specializes in research + insights, and design. With over three decades of experience, our woman-owned enterprise is passionate about finding new and innovative ways
to connect people, places, and brands to create best-in-class environments. We believe in the power of design to inspire people and change lives.

Our multidisciplinary team uses data-driven methodology to re-envision and optimize space. Our work includes integrating employee engagement and change management inside the planning and design process. We transform the physical environment experience to meet your business needs while increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Through our proven approach, we connect your brand and mission to the space and create alignment within your business.

Kelly is a alumni of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning, where she has served as an adjunct professor as well as past President of the College Alumni Board. In addition she serves the City of Cincinnati, Smallsecond vice-chair of the global committee on the Forum for Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. In 2016, She was awarded SEGD distinguished member award. She believes art and design breathes life into our communities, making a positive impact through education, innovation, & entrepreneurship.

Register for this year’s Action for Impact Summit happening on September 25, 2024!