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I am an all-arounder.

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

Previously I've worked as a designer at Adobe Systems, Communication Arts magazine, Google and Epsilon (now Publicis Hawkeye). Since January 2020 I've worked independently.

Triple Rock Brewery, Jupiter Brewing Co., American Brewer magazine, David Baker Architects, Ray Gun magazine, William's Brewing, Surface magazine, California BMW (CalMoto), City Bike magazine, Menlo Velo Bicycles, Font Shop International, Klutz Press (Scholastic Books), South Bay Accent magazine, StreamWorks, Vicolo Pizza, Bicycle Quarterly magazine, Compass Bicycles (René Herse Cycles), American Cyclery and Google Gradient Ventures.

Pro Bono Clients:
California College of the Arts, AIGA San Francisco Chapter, Peninsula Habitat for Humanity, Menlo-Atherton High School, San Jose Jazz, and the City of East Palo Alto.

Skill Set

Graphic Design
Art Direction
Visual Design
Web & Email Design
Typography & Lettering 
Layout & Production
Production (Web & Print)
HTML/CSS Editing
Illustration (Icons/Vector)
Information Graphics
Photography (Studio & Location)
Image Editing & Retouching
(for Editorial,
Technical and 
Promotional Content)

Software Experience

Adobe Creative Suite:
Google Workspace:
Drive, Docs,
Sheets, Slides,
Microsoft Office:
Word, Excel

LinkedIn Profile


Graphic Designer / Photographer / Writer
Mark Eastman Design & Photography

Palo Alto, California
(2020–Present; 2002–2006; 1993–1994)

Graphic design, art direction, layout, typography and production for mobile, web, email and print based media.
Photography for editorial, advertising, commercial and pro-bono clients.
Writing for editorial and promotional content.

Graphic Designer / Art Director
Epsilon (Hawkeye)

San Francisco, California

Graphic design, art direction, layout, typography, illustration and production of Google clients’ web and email marketing communications for Google products including: Google Assistant, Home, Maps, My Business, G Suite, Fi, EDU, Express/Shopping, Growth Lab, Partners, and Ads (AdWords). Design and production of large scale internal infographics. Design and production of brand guidelines. Logotype and icon design. Design and production of presentation materials and pitch decks. Design and production of Google books including Winning the Zero Moment of Truth and The Small Think Big Book.

Graphic design, art direction, layout, typography, production, photo-retouching, illustration for mobile, web, email and print based media for Delta Airlines client.

Graphic Designer (embedded vendor)
Creative Lab, Google, Inc.

Mountain View, California

Graphic design, layout and production of Google online, mobile and print based brand marketing materials including, books, case studies, brochure design, direct mail, iGoogle home page themes and modules, banner ads with animation, illustration, icons, infographics, logos, email marketing communications, website design and mock-ups for presentations. Production of Google lenticular (3-D) security badge artwork.

Associate Designer, Contributing Writer / Photographer
Communication Arts Magazine (Coyne & Blanchard, Inc.)

Menlo Park, California

Graphic design, art direction, editorial design, layout, production and proofreading of Communication Arts magazine, the world's leading trade publication on creative media. Redesign of the Communication Arts identity and the print publication in Spring 1995. Design and production of CA collateral, print advertising, direct mail, web banner ads and other brand materials. Contributing writer (typography articles, book reviews). Contributing photographer (portrait, table top, and advertising).

Member of Typographic Staff: Digital Font Editor
Marcom Group: Designer
Adobe Systems, Inc.

Mountain View, California

Adobe Typographic Staff (Digital Font Editor): Type 1 PostScript conversion of digital typefaces under license with original type foundries including Monotype (UK) and Berthold (Germany).

Adobe Marcom Group (Designer): Design and production of Adobe marketing publications for print including Font & Function magazine.


California College of the Arts
San Francisco, California
(Founded in 1907 as California College of Arts and Crafts, renamed in 2003)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, 1991.

When not at work I enjoy art, cinema, jazz, the outdoors, cycling and restoring vintage bicycles.