Danna Takako is an international creative director, curator, writer and consultant.
Born and raised in Chicago, Takako headed up creative marketing/press at the legendary Fabric in London from 2004-2010. Being part of a golden era for London’s underground, she managed 600+ events and over 70 albums in that time, and witnessed the rise of many musical movements and icons. She’s since lived in NYC and her current home Los Angeles, and worked across Europe, China, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Dubai and many U.S. cities.
Takako enjoys exploring ways to connect different cultures and generations, through art, video, writing, events and experiential concepts. Though her projects are varied on the surface, they’re tied together through an intuitive love of storytelling and a deeper desire to help shift conversations in pop culture. She encourages artists and clients to see the bigger picture and to think widely outside of the box.
Additionally, Takako works as a co-director in Fre3fall, a US-based art collective. Developing immersive environments and 360-degree visual design for music festivals, artists and international brands, Fre3fall believes in the power of creating unexpected, impactful experiences.
Takako has worked with a vast variety of musicians, artists and companies - across many different capacities - including the likes of:
2 Chainz | Aerosyn Lex | Amon Tobin | Arima Ederra | Beck's | Big Sean | Bonobo | Brainfeeder | Budweiser | Carl Craig | Chanel | Christine Sun Kim | Chuck Inglish | Claudia Leitte | Cut Copy | Dev Hynes | Deviation (Benji B) | Diplo | Espolón Tequila | Fabric | Fatima | Frank Ocean | Future | Gravité Creative | Hailee Steinfeld | Harmony Korine | Hennessy | Jeremy Scott | Jimmy Jam | Juan Atkins | Kanye West | Karl Lagerfeld | Kathy Grayson | Kissey | LCD Soundsystem | Martyn/3024 | Method Man | M.I.A. | Miguel | Milosh (Rhye) | Minimal Wave | Minus | Moses Sumney | Mumford & Sons | Nicole Scherzinger | Nike | Ninja Tune | Protein | Q-Tip | Raekwon | Reebok | Reed+Radar | Ron Finley | Shaprece | Sofia Coppola | Snoop Dogg | Steve Aoki | Swizz Beatz | Susan Linss | Tan Wei Wei | Tamar Braxton | Tayla Parx | TH Entertainment (China) | Tinashe | The Uprising Creative | Urban Outfitters | Usher | Victoria Monet | Z.Tao
Takako has also contributed to international publications such as Dazed & Confused, i-D, Interview, The Fader, Boy's Don't Cry, BLEND /, INDIE, Monki, .Cent, TWELV, Resident Advisor, DJ Times, DJ Magazine and FACT.