October 10 11

2024 Brand New Conference

Salt Lake City, UT


Vanessa Eckstein

Founder & Creative Director

blok design

Toronto, ON

As the visionary force behind blok design, Vanessa’s life has been dedicated to the belief that design is at its best when it serves society. Her work spans iconic projects transcending cultures, causes, and disciplines—from collaborating with Iggy Pop to shaping the artistic landscape of MOCA—blending cultural awareness, humanity and a love of art to advance society and business alike.

Her experiences living and working in Buenos Aires, LA, New York, and Mexico City have given the studio a unique international perspective, partnering with some of the world’s top talents, from leading contemporary artists and photographers to architects and thinkers around the world.

Vanessa has led some of the most distinguished design juries and showcased her expertise on international platforms, from Tokyo to Mexico City. She is a global member of the League of Innovators & Scholars at The Brookfield Sustainability Institute (BSI) and has recently been inducted into The Canadian Academy of Arts.