Hi I’m Mark. I’m a Graphic Designer, Photographer, Illustrator, Artist, Idea creator, Web Designer … or just call me 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 Contemporary Urban Art space (Kitch-en Gallery) in Middlesbrough. They were 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 photography design and artwork in exhibitions around the country; I’ve lectured at the creative institutes of The University of Teesside and Cleveland College of Art & Design (now the Northern School of Art); 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 two cheeky little boys and I dedicate most of my time to raising them as well as days out cycling, or walking along the many fine North East beaches that I live near.
I also work on all manner of creative projects that come my way, both personal and commercial.
If you ever fancy a cup of tea or coffee and a natter to discuss any creative projects feel free to contact me.
Peace, Love and squiggly lines all lining up to be as straight as possible,
Mr Arteest (Mark) x