Kelly Kolar is president and founder of Kolar + Kolar Experience Institute™, an award-winning design strategy firm that specializes in insights, interiors, and experiential graphic design.
Kolar excels in building brand experiences derived from data that delivers measurable business results using purposeful, creative and deeply collaborative design. Kolar’s best-in-class team works closely with organizations using unique design thinking methodologies to build the strategy and vision that align with business goals and desired brand experiences.
She is passionate about finding new and better ways to connect people, places, and brands—from healing environments focused on the patient and family experience to global workplaces that blend corporate and cultural identity. You can find the firms work in mixed-use development, where place-making is breathing life into urban areas; in healthcare institutions that have become the heart of communities; and in corporate settings, where shifting hybrid users and new technologies are redefining the workplace. Our team is driven by the belief that great design is transformative, and that environments can be an agent of change for people, brands, and businesses. We design to remind people why they do what they do every day, to change culture, and, sometimes, even to change lives.