mono Adds Creative, 3D Designer

Jun 16, 2010, 10:43 ET from mono

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- mono continues to grow, adding two more creative positions.

mono, the award-winning Minneapolis-based branding and advertising agency, today announced that Dustin Black and Shawn Hoglund have joined their agency.

Both new hires are joining mono due to current client growth and a series of new business wins. Hoglund, a 3D designer, was most recently a designer for Target Corp. in Minneapolis. Prior to that, he was the owner of PopLife, an application development agency, where he worked on major brands including HP and Dreamworks. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Business.

Black comes to mono as an art director with more than 10 years experience. Prior to joining mono, Black most recently served as the Associate Creative Director at Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis. Prior to that, Black was the Associate Creative Director at Colle+McVoy for four years. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The addition of Black and Hoglund mark a year of substantial growth for mono. In addition to its work for brands like Apple and Herman Miller, the company recently formed a new relationship with the marquee brand, Rolaids. Due to this growth, the company is looking to add a number of new positions in the near future.

"The year continues to be a great one for mono and we continue to be on a roll," said Chris Lange, founder and creative co-chair. "From the time we formed this company six years ago, our goal has been to create innovative work for great, national brands. With talent like Shawn and Dustin, we're only going to find more success."

About mono

Michael Hart, Chris Lange and Jim Scott opened mono in 2004 with the belief that simpler is better. mono is a Minneapolis-based company that believes in the power of simplicity, putting it to work to create innovative communications for clients that include Apple, Rolaids, Herman Miller, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, Blu Dot, General Mills, Sesame Street, and the Harvard Business School. For more information, go to

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