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


Daniel Kohan (photo by Jim Darling)Daniel Kohan, the creative force behind Sensical Design, has worked for more than 20 years as a graphic designer, art director and editor. Before founding the company in 2003, he was Associate Art Director for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. During Dan’s tenure at Kiplinger, the magazine’s look evolved through three major redesigns and won many awards for graphic design, including an Ozzy Award for Best Redesign in 2000.

Before going to Kiplinger, Dan managed an award-winning redesign of Travel and Leisure under Design Director Lloyd Ziff and worked at several other magazines in New York, including Esquire Gentleman, American Photo, and Executive Female. Recent clients include AARP, ICMA-RC, the World Bank Group, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the National Association of Realtors.

Dan is a graduate of Yale University and studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He was Managing Editor of Television Broadcast magazine and contributed articles to several publications in the television trade. He is also former Vice President of the DC chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, and was a charter member of AIGA’s national task force on sustainable design. He has served as a judge for the Washington Book Publishers awards, the American Jewish Press Association awards, and the American Society of Business Publication Editors awards. Dan’s work has been featured in Graphic Design USA magazine.