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. What does architecture have to do with graphics? Invite Brian out for coffee and he’ll wear off your ear explaining how “design is one.”
A Cleveland native, Brian is married to fellow designer and illustrator Karen Frolo. She taught him everything he knows about bezier curves (bezier what?!?!), which he promptly forgot. They home school their five children, spend way too much time building Spotify playlists, and look for any excuse to eat at El Carnicero – and now, Forage – in the foodie mecca that had emerged in Lakewood, Ohio.
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 is back in the saddle and absolutely thrilled to join Brian part-time since the start of 2017. After all, bezier curves are a complete mystery to Brian!
WordPress Developer Consultant
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.