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With almost 15 years of experience in publishing, advertising, marketing and branding, I’ve designed creative assets for a wide range of clients, working with teams large and small. I take pride in staying abreast of the general design, advertising, photography, architecture, and user experience landscapes. My cosmopolitan life experience (traveling to India this summer) and keen eye have helped me to bring an empathetic, wholistic approach to solving today’s design challenges.

I currently live in Boulder, Colorado where I am the Art Director for Active Interest Media's Home Group. There I design Log Home Living, Period Homes, and Traditional Building magazines while also assisting on Cabin Living and Timber Home Living magazines.

Some of my other responsibilities at Active Interest Media include custom rendering floor plans, color correction of all photography, building 3-dimensional floor plans using Trimble’s SketchUp for each issue of Log Home Living, and assisting in marketing, branding and web design efforts with the Creative Director. I also design interactive, responsive editorial content for Timber Home Living’s iPad and mobile digital editions in addition to the management of Apple’s iTunes in-app subscriptions for Log Home Living, Timber Home Living, and Cabin Living’s digital editions.

In 2016 I was responsible for redesigning the Home Group's flagship magazine, Log Home Living, to critical acclaim. Below are just a few of the good words.

Please feel free to email me with any thoughts or proposals at human.mark@gmail.com. I always look forward to a good challenge.


Just got done perusing the current issue of Log Home Living. I just wanted to say well done to you and your staff! This issue incorporates a little bit of everything that I’m sure your readers will enjoy. Thanks also for the recognition of some of Appalachian Log Structures projects.
 
Keep up the great work!
 
Best regards,
— Mark Feder, Vice President – Sales, Appalachian Log Structures, Inc

I just wanted to write a little note that I absolutely LOVE the new Log Home Living magazine redesign! I have been an avid reader for several years now and have always enjoyed the magazine. With this new July edition, with larger pictures, more in-depth articles, and better floor plan overviews, I am really impressed and very happy. The expanded amount of content is VERY welcome, and I hope you keep putting out issues of this caliber. Thank you so much for the excellent changes.
— Tracy Atkins

I received my December issue of Log Home Living today and was so excited to see the profile you did for me and my product line. The layout of the graphics, as well as the article content is amazing. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into making this happen!
— Wanda Mally, Wanda-M Designs LLC

Personal Skills

Keen Communicator
Empathetic
Team Player
Dependable
Self-starter
Deadline Terminator
Pixel Perfecter
Tech Disciple
Media Consumer
Craft Beer Brewer

Technical Skills

Adobe InDesign CC
w/Adobe DPS
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Bridge CC
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
w/Pitstop
Adobe Dreamweaver CC
Adobe Muse CC
Bohemian Sketch
InVision
Adobe XD
WordPress
HTML & CSS
Trimble SketchUp
Microsoft Office 365
Mac & PC Platforms
Photography
Fine Art