Mark Eastman Design Photography Writing About Contact


I was born and raised in Oakland, California, and took to art at an early age including drawing, lettering, photography, and making amateur and animated movies in Super 8 and 16mm film. After high school, junior college, and working six years as a sign painter, I attended California College of the Arts and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design.

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2012–December 2019
Art Director

San Francisco, California
Design, art direction and production of marketing communications for web, mobile, and print.

Designer, Contributing Writer
Bicycle Quarterly magazine

Seattle, Washingtion
Redesign of Bicycle Quarterly magazine print publication in 2009 and website in 2012. Design and production of Compass Bicycles website for components in 2012. Design of Compass Bicycles brand identity logo for website and Compass Bicycles tires and components (now René Herse Cycles).

Creative Lab, Google, Inc.

Mountain View/San Francisco, California
Design and production of Google brand marketing materials for web and print.

Mark Eastman: Freelance
Palo Alto, California
Freelance design, art direction, lettering and photography.

Associate Designer, Contributing Writer
Communication Arts magazine

Menlo Park, California
Redesign of the Communication Arts identity and the print publication in Spring 1995. Design, art direction, and production of CA magazine editorial, plus collateral, print advertising, direct mail, web banner ads and other brand materials. Contributing writer.

Mark Eastman: Freelance
Palo Alto, California
Freelance design, art direction, lettering and photography.

Member of Typographic Staff
Adobe Systems, Inc.

Mountain View, California
Type 1 PostScript conversion of digital typefaces under license with original type foundries including Monotype (UK) and Berthold (Germany). Design and production of Adobe marketing publications for print including Font & Function magazine.

Sign Painter
The Art Sign Company

Oakland, California
Traditional handlettering and digital sign production for commercial, professional and retail clients.


California College of the Arts
Oakland/San Francisco, California
(Founded in 1907 as California College of Arts and Crafts). BFA in Graphic Design.

When not at work I enjoy art, film, jazz and the outdoors. I'm also an avid cyclist and have mostly commuted to work by bicycle. Since 2017 I've completed a number of long distance endurance brevet rides including 100 KM (3), 200 KM (9), and 300 KM (1), with the San Francisco Randonneurs and Davis Bicycle Clubs.