Laura Peppin is our most recent addition to a stellar crew of project leaders. She immediately jumped right into the thick of things and showed us what she’s made of. FYI, she’s made of superb communication expertise, humor, and warmhearted thoughtfulness. Brilliant! Laura came to mono armed with invaluable experience with clients Cadillac, H&R Block, and Travelers, working both in traffic and as a project leader. She’s proven to be a cheerful, engaging addition to mono that we’re happy to welcome.
At mono, we believe in the power of simplicity, collaboration, and doing what has never been done before. The mono internship program is designed to cultivate borderless thinkers. It will be hard. It will be fun. It will require you to be fearless and learn something completely new every week.
If you’re a writer, designer, art director, digital whiz, or strategist with a genuine appetite to rethink how creativity can solve problems, then join mono in Minneapolis for a paid, full-time summer internship. The program begins June 2 and runs through August 29. Hopefully, at the end of it all, we will have taught you something and you will have opened up our world in some way. We are excited to get to know you.
Applications are due Friday, April 18. We will make our decision by May 1.
Andy Bissonnette recently joined mono as our newest production designer. He spent the last few years growing his design and production chops working with the Basilica Block Party, P.F. Chang’s, Finnegan’s, and Handsome Cycles, but his artistry reaches far beyond his stylus. Andy’s expertise extends to the kiln and his crafting of gorgeous pottery, then keeps extending to the mountains and his mondo snowboarding skills. We can’t wait to see what he’ll master next.
Our work for Target Groceries + Essentials debuted just over a year ago, and what a year it’s been. Last Friday, while having a good old time at AdFed MN’s annual spectacular, The Show, we were awarded Best of Show for the “Everyday Collection” campaign for Target. We recognize what a strong and talented community this is and feel very honored by this award. Our work for Blu Dot, Angie’s Artisan Treats, Lucy Activewear, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN was also highly awarded. What a wonderful way to dive into this new year.
This week Communication Arts issued its 20th Interactive Annual, recognizing the world’s best interactive work, including websites, mobile, social, and environmental experiences. mono is honored to have not one, but two selections among the 38 total honorees. We share the recognition with our amazing clients at Target and production partners at Tool who worked tirelessly with us to produce Tweet-to-Runway, the first-ever live runway show inspired by real tweets, and with the visionaries at Blu Dot who continue to challenge us to redefine marketing with fresh new ideas like Musical Chairs. A special thank you to the talented folks at Honest who helped us transform a childhood game into an interactive experience unlike any other. Okay, now back to work.