Mark’s logged in over 20 years in the business working, learning, crafting, rinsing and repeating. He been able to do a lot of it at shops and for people that have been pivotal in that process and have helped shape his experience and work in a positive way.
He’s helped launch several new brands and products that have both contributed to the agency’s success as well as the client. His launch campaign for the Nissan Xterra showed the big stuffy SUV market that there was room for a new player and was awarded the Grand Effie that year. In addition, his work on the Verizon/Motorola Droid helped dethrone iPhone as the only top selling mobile device on the market and helped put Google’s Android operating system in the hands of millions helping it to be named Time Magazine’s Gadget of the Year. During those times, both agencies were named agency of the year twice in three years.
That doesn’t mean he hasn’t been selfishly proud to have been awarded some of the industry’s most respected creative competitions; Cannes, The One Show, Communication Arts, the ADDYs, International ANDY’s, Clios, even The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (an Emmy, go figure). But he's most proud that he's received high praise about his work from his parents and their mahJongg playing friends.
As a Group Creative Director, he has managed various sizes of businesses, brands, and teams, from pro bono to $500 million. He's overseen many successful campaigns, held key roles in several new business wins and has helped ignite explosive agency growth. Most recently as a freelance creative director/writer, he’s been able to broaden his skills and learn more by working on different briefs with new and talented people at a diverse roster of agencies both in the States and in Europe.
His side hustle is a running a small creative collective of his own under the name of Gypsies Tramps +Thieves.
When he's not working his tail off, Mark enjoys golf, working with the orphans of impoverished nations, photoshopping, and writing about himself in the third person.