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ABOUT

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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 Hawkeye). Since January 2020 I've worked independently.

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), 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 (Web & Print)
Production (Web & Print)
HTML/CSS Editing
Illustration (Icons/Vector)
Information Graphics
Photography (Studio & Location)
Image Editing & Retouching
Writing:
(for Editorial,
Technical and 
Promotional Content)

Software Experience

Adobe Creative Suite:
Acrobat
Illustrator
InDesign
Photohop
Sketch 
Figma
BBEdit (HTML/CSS)
Google Workspace:
Drive, Docs,
Sheets, Slides,
Sites
Microsoft Office:
Word, Excel
PowerPoint
SharePoint

LinkedIn Profile



EXPERIENCE


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 (now Hawkeye)

San Francisco, California
(2012–2019)

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 CPG (Farnam).


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

Mountain View, California
(2007–2011)

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. Production of Google product logotypes.


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

Menlo Park, California
(1994–2002)

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
(1991–1992)

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.


EDUCATION


California College of the Arts
San Francisco, California
(1988–1991)

(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 and cycling.