Rich Hollant started CO:LAB in 1988 and immediately began developing brand and product launches for Fortune 500 corporations. Two decades later, he evolved his business to put all of that knowledge to Good work.
He and his team have received numerous awards from AIGA, CADC, Print, How, Graphis, Cause/Affect, CXD, and Best of New England. His design work has appeared in trade publications and design books. He has been featured in Business Weekly and Communications Arts, was named one of GDUSA’s 20 People to Watch and one of Fast Company’s top 11 designers creating social value. His work on diversity is in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.
An interdisciplinary major from Boston University and a media major from the Museum School of Fine Arts, Rich’s approach blends comprehensive strategic thinking with tightly orchestrated execution. He has lectured and conducted workshops on ethics, design for good, and branding for socially conscious organizations. He has juried competitions including the Strathmore Paper Show, American Graphic Design Awards, Say Something Posters, Start-Up CT, Flux, and Sappi Ideas that Matter.
Rich is a co-founder of the teen volunteer workforce Giv2, past president of AIGA Connecticut, AIGA national board member, and board chair of COMPASS Youth Collaborative. His latest venture is Parkville Studio, an emerging artists residency space and 360° mentoring program in Hartford.