Art director, manager, and graphic designer with over 28 years of experience and a distinct passion for creating exciting visual branding and infusing it to provide a unified vision across a full range of marketing, design and web-based media.
Seeking an opportunity to work collaboratively with a team of other talented professionals where my creative and technical skills can be an asset, while also utilizing my extensive knowledge of cutting edge design software and technology.
- PRINT DESIGN 98% 98%
- WEB DESIGN 88% 88%
- CREATIVE CLOUD 98% 98%
- ART DIRECTION 90% 90%
Life Celebration, Inc.
Streamlined production workflows to maximize productivity in an extremely fast-paced environment. Mentored and inspired a small design team to greater levels of sophistication despite a grueling workflow.
Merion Matters, Inc.
Associate Art Director
Art direction, project management, and design for e-commerce platforms and responsive e-mail marketing campaigns. Directed a small team of designers to maintain brand integrity across all channels.
Golden Goblin Press
Director of Art & Design
Responsible for all design, branding, and visual marketing decisions. Art direction for all publications, as well as design and layout for select projects.
Designed all promotional print work (newspaper ads, postcards, etc.), alternative media (outdoor advertising, transit, etc.), and short-form video for cable and internet provider.
Primary Skill Areas
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.
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.
I am a true technophile, constantly on the lookout for the latest new tools on the cutting edge of design software and technology. As the tools continue to evolve, so do I.
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.
“Mark Shireman executed a complete branding project for a startup and product line for us. He guided us through the discovery and design process and adapted easily to our requests while helping us expand our vision in a way that spoke to the market better. Mark’s experienced eye and sensible approach were indispensable. His deliverables were perfect and even more iconic than we’d imagined. He also did all this on time, on budget and in an impeccably professional manner. I cannot speak highly enough of his skills, reliability and professionalism. Working with Mark was a pleasure and I give him my highest recommendation.”
“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.”
“Mark is a proven designer who has an amazing capability for learning new software and developing techniques that streamline and improve the quality of our creative offerings.”
“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.”