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Cannabis Branding, Vintage Graphics, Brand Redesigning, and More

Throughout Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Los Angeles & San Francisco, CA

Bakas Media was founded by industry veteran and certified sommelier, Rick Bakas with an intention to elevate the overall brand image of legal cannabis and sports branding. Over 25 years Rick has earned a reputation in the active sports and cannabis industries as a conceptual yet prolific commercial designer.

His industry knowledge is vast and he often acts as a liason across multiple disciplinces during a project.

These are a sampling of high profile work where Rick was directly involved:


In 2003, he moved to his home town of Boulder, Colorado to grow cannabis for a parent suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. There, we worked in the TechStars ecosystem under mentor, Tom Higley. Bakas learned about UX design and startup culture. In 2011, he cofounded and designed a mobile payments company that was sold in 2014.

Rick is an expert in cannabis and sports marketing. His obsession to help you grow you brand with a well designed user experience.

Contact us here at Bakas Media to get started creating a marijuana marketing campaign. From packaging design with vintage fonts to procreate brushes, we would be proud to help you. We work with clients throughout Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA.

Past Appearances

TWTRCON SF – Hotel Nikko, San Francisco

Attensity Global User Conference Boston

Napa Valley Film Festival

#140conf LA – Kodak Theater

Huffington Post Top 16 Chefs on Twitter

Mashable – 10 Tips for Aspiring Digital Marketers

Digital Dads with C.C. Chapman

GeoLoco Confernece – Brands and Social Media Panel

Webinar with Attensity – Does Social Media Really Build Business

Webinar with Bulldog Reporter

(R)evolution video series with Brian Solis

Wine Biz Radio


CNET podcast with Rafe Needleman – How to (really) use social media in your business with Brians Solis & Rick Bakas

Contra Costa Country Winegrowers Keynote

PreChirp Twitter Conference

SMASH Conference – San Francisco

Tasting Room and Hospitality Symposium

Direct to Consumer Symposium – Santa Rosa

Unified Social Media Panel – Sacramento


Chicks Who Click – Palo Alto