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I am an all-arounder.

I have a broad range of design, typography, production, photography and writing experience.

I'm originally from Oakland, California. After high school and junior college, I worked six years as a commercial sign painter at The Art Sign Company in Oakland. Following this, I attended California College of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design.

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

Freelance Clients:
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) and American Cyclery.

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 (Web & Print)
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, social, plus traditional print based media.

Photography for editorial, advertising, commercial and pro-bono clients.

Writing for editorial and promotional content.

Graphic Designer / Art Director
Epsilon (Publicis Groupe)

San Francisco, California

Graphic design, art direction, typography, layout, image editing/retouching, technical illustration and production of marketing materials for online, web, mobile, email, social, plus print based media. Design and production of brand guidelines and email specifications. Design of presentation materials and pitch decks. Clients: Google, Delta Airlines, Del Monte and Farnam (Central Garden & Pet).

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

Mountain View, California

Design and production of Google brand and marketing materials for online, web, mobile, email, social, plus print media including: books, case studies, brochure design, direct mail, banner ads, illustration, icons, infographics, logos, email marketing communications, website design and mock-ups for presentations, iGoogle home page themes and web gadget modules. Google I/O conference brand identity. Production of Google product logotypes.

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 (64 issues), the world’s leading trade publication on creative media. Curation and layout of feature articles. Redesign of CA brand identity and print publication. Design and production of CA collateral, print advertising, direct mail (subscription promotions and CA competition call for entries), 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 internal and external marketing publications for print including Font & Function magazine.


California College of the Arts
San Francisco, California

(Founded in 1907 as School of the California Guild 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 and cycling.