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Hi! We’re Daake (dĕy-kēy). Since 2001, we’ve delivered breakthrough brand thinking executed with precision.

Our work spans from Tucson to Dallas to Omaha to Chicago to Boston.
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With Daake what you see isn’t what you get. We go deep to make your brand come true.
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We are a tight-knit group of thinkers, do-ers, creators, narrators and organizers.
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Greg Daake

Principal & Creative Director

Greg Daake

Principal & Creative Director

Daake was founded on Greg’s passion for striking a balance between art and science. For more than 20 years, he’s effectively merged thoughtful design and the human experience through branding. His ability to align leadership’s intentions with authentic brand expression transforms companies. He simplifies the complex. Sees into the core of an organization when others can’t. And translates vision into a brand expression that inspires an audience. Greg’s extensive knowledge and tireless spirit have led to numerous industry publications and speaking engagements on branding, culture and leadership.

Lisa Daake

Vice President

Lisa Daake

Vice President

Warm smile and a meticulous mind. Lisa adds to Daake’s success in countless ways: She makes every client and guest feel welcome from the moment they step inside our offices. She keeps key information and vital office supplies at the team’s fingertips. And she embodies Daake’s family-oriented environment, offering support and encouragement on all levels. Lisa’s caring attitude and attention to detail help keep everyone engaged and equipped to provide the highest level of service to our clients.

Susan Linde

Director of Project Management

Susan Linde

Director of Project Management

When it comes to sorting through the details, organizing and then clarifying them, no one does it better than Susan. She absorbs information quickly, identifying key messages and facilitating communication between creatives and clients to deliver work that often exceeds expectations. At Daake, Susan moves projects and monitors all aspects of each from project kickoff to final execution for clients in the healthcare, higher education and financial industries.

Sean Guilfoyle

Senior Account Executive

Sean Guilfoyle

Senior Account Executive

There are account executives, and then there’s Sean. He has a knack for putting himself in his client’s shoes. He fully understands how their business is run. Their goals become his goals. He genuinely cares. And you can see it in his ability to translate goals into marketing strategies, working with clients and the Daake team to create brands and campaigns that make a measurable difference. He has more than 17 years of experience working in a variety of industries such as financial services, education and technology.

Steven Valish

Senior Design Director

Steven Valish

Senior Design Director

Steve’s motivation is simple: to be better than you were yesterday. He thrives on learning from the best, working with the best and creating the best possible results for Daake clients. Steve’s skills extend well beyond print design. He has a wealth of experience developing brand identity, spaces and digital media. Steve has been recognized for his work by several organizations, including: Print, Communication Arts, Neenah, and AIGA and ADDY Awards.

Tina Stokes

Senior Brand Strategist

Jesse Smith

Brand Strategist

Jesse Smith

Brand Strategist

People helping people. This philosophy supports Jesse’s ability to create on-point communication strategies for Daake. He’s driven by the complexities of the human spirit, using book smarts and real world experience to, not only get attention, but to create a meaningful, enduring connection. His giving nature and genuine desire to help businesses build authentic relationships with their audiences has elevated the success of organizations, from a non-profit coffee company in Seattle to his own portrait studio.

Madie Robison

Designer

Madie Robison

Designer

With extensive experience in the food and beverage industry, Madie knows how to, not only attract an audience, but inspire them to take action. Her tool of choice: smart, thoughtful design. Her eagerness to learn, experiment, and push creative can be seen throughout her work. This natural curiosity and drive empowered Madie to lead marketing efforts for more than a dozen restaurant brands across New Orleans, San Antonio, and Baltimore.

Marissa Pfeifer

Designer

Marissa Pfeifer

Designer

Curious and driven by adventure. Marissa is inspired by traveling the world but thrives on being part of a community. Every experience enhances her ability to design. From typography and graphics for Daake clients to sketches and painted murals for family and friends. Her artistry and collaborative spirit further add to Daake’s talent, as she delivers memorable work for clients at the local and national level.

Nick Schinker

Senior Writer

Jase Hueser

Design Intern

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Jase Hueser

Design Intern

Curious, creative and contemplative – the qualities that we look for in a designer. These attributes describe our design intern, Jase, but that is not all he has to offer. He is also articulate, which is particularly impressive because he is still in school. Jase is drawn to design because he enjoys how art can be beautiful, yet practical. His desire to synthesize input from a variety of sources makes him a valuable asset to our team.

We’re on a mission to help brands transform what is — to what could be.

Innovation and experience are our tools. Imagination is our guide. Nothing gets our hearts racing more than finding ways to bring your vision into focus, uniting factions in one culture and creating substantive opportunities for your brand.