A SOCIALLY-MINDED CREATIVE AGENCY HEADQUARTERED IN SILICON VALLEY
We fiercely believe
in designing everything.
Each project is unique and deserves a process that is designed exactly to yield the best solution. Our process is as alive as we are, but it's always rooted in a core layer-on-layer methodology.
Brainstorming & Dreaming
Rooting Out Assumptions
We also believe in cake.
THE CAKE IS GOOD.
We Have Heroes
"We don’t want to be the best education in the world; we would like to be the best education for the world."
"It's just the three of us. You, me, and this brick wall you built between us."
PEOPLE ARE INSPIRED BY PEOPLE
Our Heroes tell us something
about the kind of work we aspire to.
Our heroes are real and fictional, people we know well and people we've never met. They all share some of the same values. Upon analysis of these people, we found that we believe in being brave, authentic, tenacious, good and a little weird.
It took Amy eight years of marriage to change her name, and she still can't make up her mind. Is it Hayes-Stellhorn or just Stellhorn? Why does almost everyone just say Hayes?
AMY HAYES STELLHORN
Amy Hayes Stellhorn is the founder of Big Monocle. She specializes in applying design thinking beyond artifacts to all aspects of projects and organizations. She passionately endeavors to bringing meaning and social value to every project.
Formerly, Amy served as the Vice President of Creative for the Larsen Silicon Valley office.
Her first job was with Marty Neumeier on the design team of Critique,
a critically acclaimed journal of graphic design.
Founder, Big Monocle
A nontraditional and socially-minded creative agency
Board Member, AIGA SF, Programming Co-chair, Silicon Valley
AIGA is the governing body for designers. As part of the San Francisco chapter, Amy endeavors to lead the local design community by inspiring and educating our members and the community at large
Board Member, Backyard Broadcast
A youth-led movement to abolish the sex trafficking of American children in the U.S.
Council Member, THIS Inc.
A leadership and strategy design agency headquartered in Silicon Valley