About DesignHub

Karen Ragland and Ted Chesky founded DesignHub in 1999 after having worked together at an Ann Arbor design firm. Chris Kochmanski joined Karen and Ted as a DesignHub partner in 2002. We’ve since added Jason West and Ryan Sexton to our team of professionals. And we continue to work with some of the area’s best freelance talent.

Looking ahead, we’re confident of steady growth for our firm, and of helping more organizations build their own successful futures. In short: We’re in this for the long haul, and we’d be pleased to now explore the possibilities for how we can serve you.

Learn more about our staff, associates and community involvement below.

Ted Chesky

Creative Director and Graphic Designer

Ted has excelled in graphic design and project management in the Ann Arbor area for over 25 years. His many exceptional creative talents encompass promotional concepts, design, illustration, photography, and web design and development.

Chris Kochmanski

Marketing Strategist and Copywriter

Chris has over 35 years of strategic marketing experience. Before joining DesignHub, he excelled in marketing communications, marketing management, and business development for ADP Network Services, Interface Systems, Cleo Communications, and Mechanical Dynamics.

Karen Ragland

Business Manager and Account Executive

Karen has over 35 years of experience working with advertising agencies and design studios in all aspects of sales, account management, financial management, production, and project supervision. She will keep your project on time and within budget.

Ryan Sexton

Web Programmer

Ryan has been developing websites for 15 years. He is skilled with practically every major programming language and database. PHP and MySQL web development, and Javascript are where Ryan really shines.


When your project calls for it, DesignHub will round up the outside professional help needed to get the job done. We’ve worked with many of the area’s leading freelance graphic designers, production artists, web programmers, database specialists, copywriters, photographers, videographers, and more.

Community Involvement

Pardon the cliché, but it’s simply the truth: DesignHub is committed to giving back to the communities that have supported our business.