Our values & philosophy inform everything we do. We are on a mission to better the world through art, with a vision for giving desk jockeys an outlet for reflection, beauty, and constructive distraction.
We offer a monthly art subscription package that includes a small print of art delivered to your home or office. One side features a new modern artist that we partner with each month; the other side a classic piece of artwork from one of the greats. Each print comes with a short artist bio, a brief description of the art and a reflection—a series of questions to help guide you through your experience with the art.
Monesk loves artists and the art they create. We don’t take either for granted.
Artists get a substantial portion of the proceeds from every one of their prints Monesk sends out, including a guaranteed minimum. That way, artists know what they will walk away with just by being a featured artist.
Artists make more money with Monesk than they do through traditional art sellers. The commissions we give artists on full-sized prints exceed those offered by brick-and-mortar art galleries.
If you like the print, you can buy a larger version through an exclusive micro-site that is available only to subscribers.
Art can seem inaccessible to those who haven’t spent much time in the arts scene. Monesk seeks to make art more accessible while simultaneously supporting the artists who make it.
We want Monesk to be something to look forward to each month as a small opportunity for discovery and reminder not to let our lives coast for too long on autopilot. Studies have shown that a meaningful distraction can actually boost productivity. Monesk is an invitation to refocus on your goals, objectives and passions. All that is already within you, Monesk simply seeks to help draw it out of you.
It’s your life, artfully inspired.
An accomplished media professional and longtime denizen of desks, Mark Bauer conceptualized Monesk when he realized he wanted meaningful distraction from the daily monotony of his 9-5 job. A monthly subscription service featuring new art delivered to his workplace that he could display at his desk was born out of that. Bauer has more than 10 years editing and production experience and is an advocate for fair compensation in the arts,
A marketing-communications professional with more than a decade of experience, Jason Boyd brings the technical and marketing expertise to the project. He’s helped brands like JCPenney and Southwest Airlines achieve excellence with his gift for words and creative ingenuity. Boyd now works from home in Dallas, Texas, and he hopes to never go back to a cubicle.
Kodi Zene is a native Texan with a worldly view.
Zene is the owner and creative director for Tempest Studios, a conceptual branding, marketing agency and production company featuring artistic design and in-house printing warehouses for diverse marketing collateral capabilities.
Zene’s philanthropic heart, professional background, and talent have led him to create his current passion project, MONOCHROME. A multifaceted and multidimensional black and white world where readers and viewers are submerged into the implications that ensue when society sees color for the first time.
Zene’s hopes are to inspire others to take a different approach to film production, business and life to create social change and human connection.