Sensical Design & Communication is a small graphic design firm in Washington, DC, specializing in publication design for non-profits and financial-services companies.

Graphic Design, Washington DC, Publication Design, Print Design, Web Design, Book Design, Creative Strategy, Sustainability, Consulting

Sensical Design & Communication is a premier provider of graphic design, publication design, and web design to Washington, DC. We have provided professional, affordable services to the following clients:

Among Washington DC graphic design firms, Sensical Design leads the way as a print design, web design and creative strategy firm located in the Capitol Hill area of Washington DC. We provide a full range of creative strategy and graphic design services for corporate branding projects, print collateral, advertising, marketing, book design, magazine design, and web site development. Top Shelf Design is led by owner and founder Daniel Kohan. We can deliver an exceptional level of customer service and outstanding results. Call today at (202) 546-8049 or email to learn more about how Sensical Design can bolster your look and your bottom line.

The following terms are commonly used to describe our services:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphic Design Company
  • Web Design
  • Web Site Design
  • Web Development
  • Logo
  • Corporate Identity
  • Brochure Design
  • Non-Profit Design
  • Nonprofit Design
  • Financial-Services Design
  • Annual Report Design
  • Business Card Design
  • E-newsletters
  • Marketing
  • Publication Design
  • Book Design
  • Book Covers
  • Magazine Design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Green Design
  • Annual Report Design
  • Print Collateral
  • Drupal and Wordpress Design
  • Information Graphics
  • Copywriting

Sensical Design provides Graphic Design and Web Design to the following local areas:

  • Graphic Design Alexandria, VA
  • Graphic Design Arlington, VA
  • Graphic Design Fairfax, VA
  • Graphic Design Reston, VA
  • Graphic Design Herndon, VA
  • Graphic Design Springfield, VA
  • Graphic Design Bethesda, MD
  • Graphic Design Columbia, MD
  • Graphic Design Silver Spring, MD
  • Graphic Design Annapolis, MD
  • Graphic Design Baltimore, MD
  • Graphic Design Loudoun, VA
  • Graphic Design Capitol Hill
  • Graphic Design Penn Quarter
  • Graphic Design Georgetown
  • Web Design Arlington, VA
  • Web Design Fairfax, VA
  • Web Design Reston, VA
  • Web Design Herndon, VA
  • Web Design Springfield, VA
  • Web Design Bethesda, MD
  • Web Design Columbia, MD
  • Web Design Silver Spring, MD
  • Web Design Annapolis, MD
  • Web Design Baltimore, MD
  • Web Design Loudoun, VA
  • Web Design Capitol Hill
  • Web Design Penn Quarter
  • Web Design Georgetown

About Us

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Sensical Design & Communication is a small graphic design studio in Washington, DC, specializing in publication design for non-profit and financial services organizations. Founded by experienced book and magazine designer Daniel Kohan in 2003, Sensical Design has been providing high-quality design services to clients big and small for more than a decade. We have an excellent reputation in the community for tackling complex, challenging projects and delivering on time, on budget, and without drama. Over the years, we have

  • Laid out complicated book interiors involving hundreds of tables, obscure foreign alphabets, multiple custom illustrations, or all of the above
  • Designed books, reports, and brochures with contents in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Hindi, and more (hablamos español)
  • Created interactive online documents with motion graphics
  • Supported other designers in developing WordPress websites or e-books that they did not have the capacity or inclination to handle themselves
  • Developed logo and branding standards documents for non-profits and corporations
  • Designed and produced complex issue-advocacy toolkits consisting of multiple, coordinated documents packaged together
  • Developed corporate identities from scratch and seamlessly supported existing identities
  • Won awards, judged awards, and mentored younger designers
  • And much more.


Sensical Design offers a broad range of design and communication services:

  • Books and book covers (see Publishing Services)
  • Brochures, booklets, reports, and other publication design
  • Annual reports and white papers
  • Magazine editorial design
  • Corporate identity and logos
  • Advertising art direction
  • Web design in HTML and CSS
  • Drupal and WordPress CMS-based sites
  • HTML email design and management
  • Information graphics
  • Copywriting
  • Consulting on sustainable design, self-publishing, brand management, and more

We are strongly committed to environmentally sustainable practices, both in our design and in the way we run our office (and we publish books on environmental themes).

Sensical Design is a qualified Federal contractor for graphic design and Web design, and a small, disadvantaged (Hispanic-owned) company. We can be found on with the DUNS number 614828692 and the CAGE Code 63WX9. Credit cards accepted.

How can we help you? Contact us to learn more.