Looking for CKA Creative?

Don’t fret. We’ve got some good news for you.

CKA is now Doubleknot Creative.

We’ve joined forces with veteran Seattle creative agency Blankslate Creative which means a bigger team, broader capabilities, and even better results for you.

Come on in, the water’s fine.

Looking for Blankslate Creative?

Don’t fret. We’ve got some good news for you.

Blankslate is now Doubleknot Creative.

We’ve joined forces with veteran Seattle design group CKA Creative which means a bigger team, broader capabilities, and even better results for you.

Come on in, the water’s fine.

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About Us

Thanks for strolling into Doubleknot Creative, a place where experience, personality and unexpected thinking all come together under one roof . 

The only thing this team loves more than untangling a challenge and doing good, strategic work is having fun doing it with people we like. And no matter what playground we’re on or how hard we’re running, we never trip on our own laces.

Take a look at the players that make up the Doubleknot team, and then let’s talk about what we can do for your brand. We can’t wait to find out.

Our Services

  • Brand Identity
  • Advertising
  • Web Design
  • Video
  • Digital Marketing
  • Collateral
  • Direct Response

Our Team

  • Photo of Dave Blank courtesy of PLU Alumni News

    Dave Blank
    Principal, Managing Partner

    Runs the show and drives business development. Really into cycling, building stuff with his kids, and traveling with his family. Dabbling in triathlons, great wines, and noontime BBQs at the office.

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  • Jim Carey

    Jim Carey
    Principal, Creative

    Brings 35 years of design expertise to the team. Loves family first, golf, wine, cooking and the Cougs. Oh, animals too. Dabbles in making his wife extremely happy, while still watching SportsCenter.

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  • Mark Anderson

    Mark Anderson
    Principal, Creative

    Creative. Knows great design is a holy grail. Really into family and friends, and making fun a priority. Dabbling in golf, Instagram and Buffalo Trace. Not neccessarily at the same time.

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  • Melinda Torres

    Melinda Torres
    Principal, Strategy & Client Services

    Manages the account team, runs strategy, and works on business development. Really into House of Cards, Primal eating, art and photography. Dabbling in birthday parties, interior decorating, and learning to cook fish (better).

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  • Jim Craig

    Jim Craig
    Creative Director

    Manages the creative team, sets the vision, talks purty to clients. Really into Leonbergers, golf, bourbon, and tipping generously. Dabbling in Malbec, Minecraft, and Mr. Rogers-style cardigans.

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  • Zak Menkel
    Director of Strategy & Copywriting

    Figures out what makes organizations tick and what makes people love them. Turns raw content into fully cooked brand poetry. Dabbles in gardening, cooking and getting lost in the woods.

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  • Susan Phillips

    Susan Phillips
    Senior Designer

    Doubleknot’s design guru. Really into half-marathons, mystery novels, all things French, and anything sweet. Dabbling in coffee consumption, skittles, and puppy-fart prevention.

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  • Kelsey Carey
    Account Executive

    Dedicated account executive with a little (or a lot) of humor thrown in. Loves party planning, pretending she’s on Top Chef, and the Cougs of course! Extremely crafty, with a healthy obsession for Pinterest and all things DIY. Dabbles in short codes, entertaining for friends and family, and Netflix marathons.

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  • Jessica Villa

    Jessica Villa
    Account Executive

    Manages accounts, runs projects and keeps clients happy! Really into travel, home remodeling and the outdoors—mountain biking, diving and snowboarding! Dabbles in cooking, photography and hoping Valentina the retriever will decide to clean the house one day while we’re at work.

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  • Aaron Grable

    Aaron Grable
    Designer

    Designs with a serious illustrative streak. Really into cycling, skiing, fly fishing, culinary exploration and spoiling nieces and nephews. Dabbles in comic books, vinyl music collecting, and a bad case of cinephelia.

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  • Michelle Arneson
    Accounting Coordinator

    Keeps all the finances in check and supports the team on ad-hoc projects. Likes hiking and visiting farmers markets. Enjoys cooking, electronic music, and spotting humming birds.

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Select Clients

  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
  • Shag
  • Martinez Foundation
  • Port of Tacoma
  • Brighton Jones
  • Washington Athletic Club
  • Encompass
  • The Moyer Foundation
  • Henry Earl Estates
  • Saggi
  • Accenture
  • AT&T
  • CellNetix
  • Doubledown Interactive
  • F5 Networks
  • HP
  • Microsoft
  • Physio Control