In 2O15, I was one of the design gurus on Season 1O of The Apprentice (BBC, Freemantle), and I’ve been lucky enough to win awards for design, including Designer Of The Year (EyeWire, Los Angeles, 2OO1 - now part of Getty Images), and the Invention Award and Pop of The Year Award on the digital art platform Pop My Mind. My product and packaging design has been instrumental in winning the Jeu de l'Année in France, and Best Game and Best Toy at the London & New York Toy Fairs on four occasions.
In 2013 I was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.
I'm married with 4 grown up children, and we share our home with an adorable and mildly neurotic cocker spaniel called Arthur, six Siberian huskies, a piano and too many guitars.
In 2O16 I completed an MA in Arts at University of Suffolk, UK.
where my research centred around the impact and evolution of digital technology on our lives. This ongoing research feeds directly into, and informs my professional practice as a designer.
My current postgraduate research is exploring the intersections of art, science, culture and technology with an emphasis on ethical and sustainable design.
Aside from my commercial graphic practice, I make art and compose music for film with the NUUK composer group.
I have over 3O years’ experience as a commercial designer, including 21 as a freelance design consultant.
My work encompasses graphics and branded identity, products and packaging, websites, digital experiences, animation, music, film and 3D.
I work to deliver creative ideas that channel your unique voice.
"Mark's help and expertise with the design of our programme was fantastic and we're incredibly grateful. We cannot thank him enough for the effort and understanding that was put into our needs and ideas especially against a tight deadline. He delivered 100%".
Nelson Mandela Children's Fund
"Mark brings clarity, vision & inspiration to our projects often creating something from nothing. He has a wealth of knowledge, a passion for his craft and a rare ability to take complex ideas and turn them into simple powerful communications".
Managing Director, Gulfhead Ltd
"I have no hesitation is recommending Mark for his creativity, professionalism and attention to detail. His consultancy and brainstorming sessions with us marry logic with inspiration and makes our creative process effortless".
Drumond Games Ltd
"Mark has consistently delivered design solutions for us to the highest standards including logo and product design for our own Dansk brand and corporate image for our local Bang & Olufsen outlets in the UK. I have no hesitation in recommending him."
CEO, Dansk Group
"So pleased with all the work Mark has done for our festival, the work was pure quality and he was sensitive to our needs as well helpful and obliging. I would seriously recommend Mark to anyone."
Ipswich MayDay Festival
"It's been a fun, inspiring and creative process, working with a lovely team, who have brought a richness and another level to our film that we didn't see before, we're very grateful for that".
Producer, Film Suffolk.
"We approached Mark, being already aware of his reputation; to design and create an animation for Suffolk's Film Office. He took our ideas and exceeded our expectations. Were looking forward to working with him again in the future.."
Screen Suffolk Ltd