mono brings Blake Bäkken aboard.


By Egotist / / mono has announced that Blake Bäkken will join the creative team in the agency’s San Francisco office. Blake spent 13 years at Venables Bell where he founded the design department and co-founded VBP Orange, the agency’s design arm. “I’ve always admired Blake’s work and am thrilled to have him join our team,” says Paula Maki, Managing Creative Director, mono San Francisco. “His passion for craft and experience both at agencies and design shops will be incredibly helpful as we continue to grow our team. He brings an intensity to visual storytelling that’s a perfect complement to mono’s strategic, design-driven ethos.” “Optimism, honesty and chemistry drew me back westward,” says Blake Bäkken. “This move is the culmination of my experiences in branding firms, design studios and ad agencies and I’m both humbled and honored to join the mono team.” Congrats on the big hire.