Mark has been making art since he was a child. While he has encountered many artists and designers over his career and learned a nearly infinite amount from these individuals, the origins of Mark's love for art comes from his father Frank.
At a young age Mark used to sit for hours and pour over books filled with Star Wars concept art by draftsmen and painters like Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston. He would later discover and come to admire commercial artists such as Frank Frazetta, Ryan Church, and Doug Chiang.
Mark has been formally educated in UX Research and Design, Graphic Design, Photography, and Fine Art with a concentration in painting. He has a Master of Fine Art in Experience Design.
He currently lives in Indiana with his wife and children.
Twentieth Century Fox
United Features Sindicate: Dilbert
General Motors Corporation
Ford Motor Company
Dinsmore and Shohl
Dayton Public Library
Awards and Recognitions
2014 - Invited to join the graphic design advisory committee at Sinclair Community College
2013 - Awarded: The Sophie Kerrigan Memorial Art Scholarship
2012 - Awarded: Spring Art Department scholarship, Wright State University.
2008 - Photography Exhibition: The Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology
2008 - Photography Exhibition: The Kettering Government Center
2006 - OIP&T Instructor Exhibition: The Kettering Government Building
2006 - Featured Artist: The Living Arts Magazine: Art in the Digital Age
2005 - Members Exhibition: The Dayton Visual Arts Center
2005 - Featured Artist: The Gallery at One Dayton Center
2004 - Featured Artist for Art Hop: The Gallery at One Dayton Center