In my soul I’m a Graphic Designer, Doodler, Illustrator, Photographer, Artist, Idea creator, Web Designer … or as I like to call myself a ‘visual scientist’ operating under my creative guise of Mr Arteest.
Through my rose tinted glasses the past was a magical time filled with college, university, and then running my own design studio and urban art space (Kitche-en Gallery), times of freedom, expression and learning within a bubble of joy and fun and everything I could have dreamed of. Everything I had dreamed of doing.
In the 15 years since those hedonistic days I’ve presented my own photography and artwork in exhibitions around the country; I’ve lectured in the creative institutes of The University of Teesside and Cleveland College of Art & Design; I’ve worked with children & young adults within school workshop environments across the North East; I’ve been creative director of the most influential independent creative writing magazine the North East has known, KENAZ, and I’ve worked with some great clients to answer graphic and web design briefs of all shapes and sizes.
I am now a proud dad of a two cheeky little boys and I dedicate most of my time to my day job and raising them as well as the odd day out cycling.
When time allows I still like to work on all manner of creative projects that come my way as well, both personal and commercial.
If you ever fancy a cup of tea or coffee and a natter to challenge me with anything remotely creative feel free to contact me.
Peace, Love and squiggly lines all lining up to be as straight as possible, Mr Arteest (Mark).