CCS: Communication Design (Graphic Design) Programs


Douglas Kohnen

Team Detroit

Senior Art Director

Doug Kohnen works as an art director at Wunderman in Detroit. His passion for creating an experience rather than “just an ad,” stems from his work as a senior designer at o2 Creative Solutions, an experience design based communications firm in Royal Oak.

The agency offers services ranging from the design of full-identity systems and collateral for companies to motion graphics for Scion, Lexus and Toyota. Kohnen has worked on assignments for major auto shows in Detroit, New York and Chicago, as well as create interactive design, display, and print work for the entertainment industry.

He has also taken on other projects, including a window installation in the Himelhoch Building in downtown Detroit and CHIME, a 50-foot-long installation of interactive digital wind chimes outside the Nash Hotel in Miami. Along with his colleague, Stephanie Mead, Kohnen conceptualized the video used in the interactive garden.