Design Team

We know and act on the knowledge that collaboration, cooperation, and communication ensure the delivery of relevant and compelling design solutions. Meet the team that gets it done.


Brian Frolo

Senior Designer, Boss

Brian leads and is the single point of contact for all design and project management activities.

With a degree in architecture from Kent State University and more than 14 years in architectural practice, Brian changed gears in 2007 and launched Codesign, a Cleveland, Ohio-based graphic and web design studio that creates and maintains brands for architects, law firms, non-profit, and faith-based groups.

What does architecture have to do with graphics? Invite Brian out for coffee, or Skype him at brian.frolo and he’ll talk your ear off about his belief that “design is one.”

A Cleveland native, Brian is married to fellow designer and illustrator Karen Frolo. He’s also addicted to exercise and spends way too much time building Spotify playlists.

Connect with Brian on LinkedIn


Karen Frolo

Senior Designer and Illustrator, Married to the Boss

With a degree in graphic design and illustration from Kent State University, Karen’s work spans logos and identity, websites, animation, 3D modeling, packaging, signage, illustration, photo retouching, and print design. She believes design starts with a pencil and paper, but can do the deep dive into Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Before joining Codesign, Karen was busy homeschooling their kids. But now she’s back in the corporate saddle and absolutely thrilled to join Brian part-time since early 2017.


Tom Hirst

WordPress Developer Consultant

Tom leads the front-end (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) and back-end development of our clients’ WordPress sites.

Tom specializes in building responsive WordPress themes and works with design agencies, businesses, and other freelancers world-wide. He was the technical brains behind Codesign’s work for gpidesign.com, k2mdesign.com, pa-architects.com, mellinolaw.com, and lowtempind.com.

Tom has a degree in multimedia and communication design and over a decade’s worth of experience. We have found him to be proactive, communicative and supremely easy to work with, and that given his residence in the UK and the five-hour time difference.

Check out his work and what his clients say.


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