Greg Daake, principal and founder of DAAKE Design in Omaha, has been named one of the Midlands Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” young entrepreneurs for 2009.
The annual award is given to individuals based on their “creative leadership and growth of their company or organization under their direction.” Recipients will receive plaques during an awards breakfast Dec. 11 at the Omaha Marriott Hotel in Regency.
In its eight years in business, DAAKE has experienced net sales growth of 1,300 percent, expanded its customer base and grown to a current staff of eight people. Earlier this year, DAAKE moved its studio to a larger facility near 168th and Pacific.
“It’s personally rewarding to be recognized among the community’s most innovative young business leaders, but few of us accomplished what we have by doing it alone,” Greg says. “That’s why it’s appropriate I share the credit for our company’s continued success with our entire creative, sales and administrative team.”
A Nebraska native and graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a bachelor of fine arts degree in visual communications, Greg leads a design agency dedicated to enhancing appeal and influencing public perception for a growing list of customers.
From health care and higher education to product-based and service-oriented companies, DAAKE serves its customers on a local, regional and national level. DAAKE creates success through brand development and positioning, website design, and the production and coordination of all forms of communication tools. From the spark of an idea to realizing the vision, DAAKE’s award-winning artists and designers consider each customer’s unique needs and goals, and transform them into bold, innovative and compelling visual products.
Greg says he and his wife, Lisa, who serves as vice president of operations at DAAKE, love being a part of Omaha. “All of us at DAAKE believe in giving back to the community that has given us so much,” he says. “That’s why we perform a number of pro bono services for several local charitable events and organizations. Success in business is satisfying, but investing in a community is truly rewarding.”
To learn more about DAAKE, its services and its accomplishments, visit www.daake.com.