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Experienced graphic designer and art director seeking to work collaboratively with a team of other talented professionals. 31+ years of creative industry experience paired with an extensive array of technical skills, marketing expertise, and exhaustive design software knowledge can all be leveraged to realize unparalleled success for any company.

  • PRINT DESIGN 98% 98%
  • WEB DESIGN 88% 88%
  • CREATIVE CLOUD 98% 98%
  • ART DIRECTION 90% 90%

Career Highlights

Trenton Printing

2019-Present

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Senior Graphic Designer

  • Deliver top-notch client-facing graphic design, prepress, and creative services
  • Develop internal marketing, branding, social media, and promotional materials

 

Merion Matters, Inc.

2005-2016

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Associate Art Director

  • Art directed, project managed, and produced designs for the company’s e-commerce/retail ventures
  • Directed a team of designers to establish and maintain brand integrity across all channels

Golden Goblin Press

2013-Present

N

Director of Art & Design

  • Art direction for all publications, fiction compilations, and game supplements
  • Develop creative and unique designs for all publications and promotional materials
  • Designed “The 7th Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus,” winner of the 2019 ENnie Silver Medal for Best Supplement

MTS GRaphics Freelance

2003-2005

2016-2019

N

Freelance creative

  • Provide graphic design services for projects as needed, including photo retouching, promotional design, catalogs, websites, corporate identity, and art direction

 

 

 

 

 

Trenton Printing

2019-Present

N

Senior Graphic Designer

  • Deliver top-notch client-facing graphic design, prepress, and creative services
  • Develop internal marketing, branding, social media, and promotional materials

Merion Matters, Inc.

2005-2016

N

Associate Art Director

  • Art directed, project managed, and produced designs for the company’s e-commerce/retail ventures
  • Directed a team of designers to establish and maintain brand integrity across all channels

Golden Goblin Press

2013-Present

N

Director of Art & Design

  • Art direction for all publications, fiction compilations, and game supplements
  • Develop creative and unique designs for all publications and promotional materials
  • Designed “The 7th Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus,” winner of the 2019 ENnie Silver Medal for Best Supplement

MTS GRaphics Freelance

2003-2005

2016-2019

N

Freelance creative

  • Provide graphic design services for projects as needed, including photo retouching, promotional design, catalogs, websites, corporate identity, and art direction

Core Competencies

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Artistic Direction

27+ years as a creative professional has gifted me with a wealth of design expertise and artistic vision to pass on to subsequent generations of graphic and visual designers.

Graphic Design

Spanning the range from print layout to visual design, you can rest assured that your projects are in the hands of a seasoned creative professional.

Technical Acumen

I am a true technophile, constantly on the lookout for the latest tools on the cutting edge of design software and technology. As tools continue to evolve, so do I.

Project Management

I am an expert troubleshooter and project manager, able to proactively plan the path of complex projects as well as shepherd them through to completion.

portfolio

Cognaisent Brand Development & Website Design

Comprehensive branding and usage guide plus website design for Cognaisent, an artificial intelligence startup.

Cortney Price Aerial Photography Logo design

A logo developed for talented drone aerial photographer Cortney Price.

Hero Chest Brand Development

Branding and marketing materials for Hero Chest, a proposed comic-book-centric monthly subscription service.

“The Seventh Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus™”

Brand design, art direction, layout, and design for 194-page, ENnie-Award-Winning roleplaying supplement.

“The Eldritch New England Holiday Collection” RPG Supplement

Design, art direction, and layout for a 254-page themed collection of 4 holiday scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu RPG.

“Tales Of Valor” Cathulhu™ RPG Scenario Collection

Design, art direction, and layout for an 84-page collection of cat-themed scenarios for the Cathuhlhu RPG setting.

Digital Marketing Materials For Wonderwink Scrubs

Imagery for e-mail and e-commerce marketing combining vendor photography with logos and typography.

Promotional Products combo Digital Marketing

Concept, copywriting, design, and photo composition for a custom promotional product digital campaign.

Digital Marketing Materials For healthcare shoes

Photo art direction, photo retouching, and composition bringing multiple brands together in a fun, mid-century-modern vibe.

Animated Email promotion

Animated GIF for a spring sale, utilizing just a hint of motion to pique visual interest while minimizing data bandwidth usage.

Terror Werks Brand Development

Branding and marketing materials for TerrorWerks, a live-action, first-person-shooter, sci-fi entertainment event.

Healthy Halloween Shirt Graphic

Illustrated skeletal caduceus with spooky text; became one of ADVANCE Healthcare Shop’s seasonal best selling designs.

WOW! Cable :30 interstitial ad: "Digital Spotlight"

Commercial spot for which I performed art direction, video production, sound design, SFX, and even voiceovers.

WOW! Cable :30 interstitial ad: "Holiday 2002"

Video spot produced using Adobe Flash as the primary animation tool and Adobe AfterEffects for post-production..

WOW! Cable :30 interstitial ad: "High Speed Internet"

Commercial spot for which I performed art direction, video production, sound design, SFX, and even voiceovers.

Testimonials

Carla Emmons

Chief Operating Officer—Cognaisent, Inc.

“Mark guided our startup through a comprehensive and successful branding project. We really had no ideas of what we wanted except one obscure symbol. Mark helped us refine what we envisioned and then led us through developing that vision into a beautiful finished product. He was able to help each member of our team—mathematician, marketing, tech and legal—contribute our ideas and then he helped us iterate until he had created something we love. Now that we’ve lived with this logo and branding for over a year, we’ve forgotten what came before… this logo is our identity and it feels like it always was. He captured our desire to be simple but distinctive so well. The logo he created for us helps us stand out among the sea of other startups and their logos.”

Stacey Panco

Excellis Interactive

“In my last position at Merion Matters, Mark and I were colleagues for over a decade. We worked side by side on many projects—including print catalogs, retail emails, website redesign and other miscellaneous collateral marketing materials. He’s not afraid to try new things and is always willing to go the extra mile for a project or colleague. Mark is hard-working, tenacious and works great in a team environment. He would be an asset to any company.”

Walter Saylor

Director of Brand and Content—Rentokil Steritech North America

“Mark is a proven designer who has an amazing capability for learning new software and developing techniques that streamline and improve the quality of [Merion Matters’] creative offerings.”

Jennifer Montone

Manager, Digital Communications—AmeriHealth Caritas

“Mark brings both design prowess and technical acumen to any project. He is also consistently mindful of the big picture—whether that be a broad corporate objective, design trend or industry research.”

Get In Touch

Please feel free to drop me a line if you think that I could be a good fit for a position with your company!

Mailing Address

336 Glover Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096

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