Blake Bakken


Blake Bakken is currently Design Director at Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco, CA, where he started working in 2004.

There he is responsible to establish and drive the overall strategy and design execution of all marketing projects. Work with the Creative Directors to ensure a high standard of quality deliverables. 

He is also responsible for building, maintaining and delivering consistency across all marketing vehicles, as well as ensuring the design team meets client objectives and exceeds client expectations on any given project or campaign. Includes hands-on and collaboration with Art Directors, Photographers, Illustrators, Re-touchers, Graphic, Industrial & Interior Designers, Architects, Animators and Flash Programmers.  

Clinets include:  Intel, HBO, Audi, Gap, iShares, Barclays, 76, Conoco, Mervyn’s, Meth,, The Loop (24Hour Fitness),, Revlon, Real Networks, BMW, TCM, Old Navy, Heller-Ehrman, Sansa, A&E.

Blake will judge the WIA2016 Advertising category


Photo by Eric Tucker. Styling by Rae Scarton. 

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