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Mitch Monson


Mr. Monson has produced a broad range of award-winning design, branding and experiential work for commercial and television brands, successfully launching TV networks both in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to his current role at MOCEAN, Mitch has honed his creative, design and management skills at such companies as TROLLBÄCK + COMPANY in NYC, Kind and Citizen Pictures in Denver and 3 Ring Circus in Hollywood. In both Partner and Non-Partner roles he has been responsible for the design and direction of projects for some of the most recognizable brands in the world. His clients have included networks such as BBC, NIKE, IBM, FOX, CBS, ABC, Food Network, Discovery, BBC, Al Jazeera, Abu Dhabi Media, NBC Sports, National Geographic, HBO, Showtime, PBS, Disney, Comedy Central, Canal +, E!, AOL, Travel Channel and Sundance Channel.

Prior to his positions at Mrs. K, Citizen Pictures and 3 Ring Circus, Mr. Monson was a Partner/Creative Director of HDMG in Minneapolis for 10 years. HDMG is a design, post and effects company that specializes in Broadcast, Commercial and Music Video projects. While at HDMG, one of Mr. Monson’s most unusual credits was his design of the symbol that represents the artist formerly known as "Prince.”

His broadcast and commercial work has garnered numerous international design awards from the Broadcast Designers Association [BDA], PROMAX, PROMAX Arabia, New York Film Festival, Art Directors Club and other organizations including 2 Emmys from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences [NATAS].