Hello, I'm Mark.

A creative/art director born and raised in Connecticut.

  

Ever since I can remember, I have been drawing, creating, and building things (I was designing before I knew it had a name). I would spend hours thinking about, laying out, and building neighborhoods for my hotwheels or ruined landscapes to set up army men. After which, I would quickly become bored playing with them and tear them down to start working on my next creation. 

Throughout gradeschool, art was my favorite class - exploring ideas, experimenting, and tyring new mediums. My interest in art grew more in highschool and I expanded my exploration with drafting. There was a refined elegance with drafting that quickly became a new outlet for me. So much so, by the end of highschool I thought architecture would be a good choice to incorporate the art and drafting I enjoyed.

Pursuing my college education in architecture was eye opening. It was so much more than what a structure looked like and drawing the plans for construction. You have to understand the topography and surroundings, traffic patterns of vehicles and people in and around the structure, size requirements, materials to be used, building codes, and much, much more. It was here I found a passion for problem-solving. Thinking through multiple avenues to figure out the best solution(s) to solve the problem and meet the specific goals for the project.

But what I soon realized is, I did not like the codes and regulations that took the "fun" out of the conceptual and creative aspects I enjoyed. After receiving my Associates degress, I enrolled in the art program at Central Connecticut State Universtity to continue my education. I was not sure where to direct my art education, until I enrolled in graphic design. It did not take long to figure out this is what I was meant to be doing. Design captured the practice of problem-solving that I loved, while utilizing all of my art skills in new ways - I was hooked. Learning about color, typography, grids, negative space, and production all help hone my skills. 

During my senior year, I was one of four students selected by portfolio for Central Design. Central Design is a credited course where students work with real clients to produce communications under the guidance of the design department director. We worked with artists to design catalogues for campus art exhibits, posters for area museums, logos and t-shirt designs for small businesses, and more. Here, we were able to work with printers, learn how to prepare files, and experience the printing process. In the end, we had real projects in our portfolio and a taste of the "real world" when entering the worforce.

With my graphic design degree in hand, I began my career working for small creative firms where my skills evolved and I had direct contact with clients, ensuring project details were not lost in translation. I enjoyed working at a small agency, you have to wear more than one "hat." In addition to typical tasks, like servicing clients, designing, and producing communications, you have help with other functions. This could be helping a team member troubleshoot a computer issue, provide an outside perspective on a concept or design, teach someone a software short-cut, make sure files are backed-up, build a comp for a client review, create a client presentation, change the printer toner, order supplies, help another designer meet a deadline, and much more. It is all these little things that the team contributes to make everything run smoothly. 

My last full time position was at Bertz Design Group in Middletown. In the recession of 2009, I was laid off due to a lack of client work. I had a wife and two young children to support and a strong desire to start my own business. So, in January of 2010 Neue Studios was born to share my process, create purposeful communications, and build lasting relationships with my clients. All of my time wearing multiple "hats" helped me smoothly transition into this new role. 

During this time, I have sharpened my time management skills, expanded my capabilities to better service clients, and continue pushing myself to be better. I look forward to continuing my journey, honing my skills, learning, and meeting new people in my next chapter. 

Hello, I'm Mark.

A creative/art director born and raised in Connecticut.

  

Ever since I can remember, I have been drawing, creating, and building things (I was designing before I knew it had a name). I would spend hours thinking about, laying out, and building neighborhoods for my hotwheels or ruined landscapes to set up army men. After which, I would quickly become bored playing with them and tear them down to start working on my next creation. 

Throughout gradeschool, art was my favorite class - exploring ideas, experimenting, and tyring new mediums. My interest in art grew more in highschool and I expanded my exploration with drafting. There was a refined elegance with drafting that quickly became a new outlet for me. So much so, by the end of highschool I thought architecture would be a good choice to incorporate the art and drafting I enjoyed.

Pursuing my college education in architecture was eye opening. It was so much more than what a structure looked like and drawing the plans for construction. You have to understand the topography and surroundings, traffic patterns of vehicles and people in and around the structure, size requirements, materials to be used, building codes, and much, much more. It was here I found a passion for problem-solving. Thinking through multiple avenues to figure out the best solution(s) to solve the problem and meet the specific goals for the project.

But what I soon realized is, I did not like the codes and regulations that took the "fun" out of the conceptual and creative aspects I enjoyed. After receiving my Associates degress, I enrolled in the art program at Central Connecticut State Universtity to continue my education. I was not sure where to direct my art education, until I enrolled in graphic design. It did not take long to figure out this is what I was meant to be doing. Design captured the practice of problem-solving that I loved, while utilizing all of my art skills in new ways - I was hooked. Learning about color, typography, grids, negative space, and production all help hone my skills. 

During my senior year, I was one of four students selected by portfolio for Central Design. Central Design is a credited course where students work with real clients to produce communications under the guidance of the design department director. We worked with artists to design catalogues for campus art exhibits, posters for area museums, logos and t-shirt designs for small businesses, and more. Here, we were able to work with printers, learn how to prepare files, and experience the printing process. In the end, we had real projects in our portfolio and a taste of the "real world" when entering the worforce.

With my graphic design degree in hand, I began my career working for small creative firms where my skills evolved and I had direct contact with clients, ensuring project details were not lost in translation. I enjoyed working at a small agency, you have to wear more than one "hat." In addition to typical tasks, like servicing clients, designing, and producing communications, you have help with other functions. This could be helping a team member troubleshoot a computer issue, provide an outside perspective on a concept or design, teach someone a software short-cut, make sure files are backed-up, build a comp for a client review, create a client presentation, change the printer toner, order supplies, help another designer meet a deadline, and much more. It is all these little things that the team contributes to make everything run smoothly. 

My last full time position was at Bertz Design Group in Middletown. In the recession of 2009, I was laid off due to a lack of client work. I had a wife and two young children to support and a strong desire to start my own business. So, in January of 2010 Neue Studios was born to share my process, create purposeful communications, and build lasting relationships with my clients. All of my time wearing multiple "hats" helped me smoothly transition into this new role. 

During this time, I have sharpened my time management skills, expanded my capabilities to better service clients, and continue pushing myself to be better. I look forward to continuing my journey, honing my skills, learning, and meeting new people in my next chapter. 

Hello, I'm Mark.

A creative/art director born and raised in Connecticut.

  

Ever since I can remember, I have been drawing, creating, and building things (I was designing before I knew it had a name). I would spend hours thinking about, laying out, and building neighborhoods for my hotwheels or ruined landscapes to set up army men. After which, I would quickly become bored playing with them and tear them down to start working on my next creation. 

Throughout gradeschool, art was my favorite class - exploring ideas, experimenting, and tyring new mediums. My interest in art grew more in highschool and I expanded my exploration with drafting. There was a refined elegance with drafting that quickly became a new outlet for me. So much so, by the end of highschool I thought architecture would be a good choice to incorporate the art and drafting I enjoyed.

Pursuing my college education in architecture was eye opening. It was so much more than what a structure looked like and drawing the plans for construction. You have to understand the topography and surroundings, traffic patterns of vehicles and people in and around the structure, size requirements, materials to be used, building codes, and much, much more. It was here I found a passion for problem-solving. Thinking through multiple avenues to figure out the best solution(s) to solve the problem and meet the specific goals for the project.

But what I soon realized is, I did not like the codes and regulations that took the "fun" out of the conceptual and creative aspects I enjoyed. After receiving my Associates degress, I enrolled in the art program at Central Connecticut State Universtity to continue my education. I was not sure where to direct my art education, until I enrolled in graphic design. It did not take long to figure out this is what I was meant to be doing. Design captured the practice of problem-solving that I loved, while utilizing all of my art skills in new ways - I was hooked. Learning about color, typography, grids, negative space, and production all help hone my skills. 

During my senior year, I was one of four students selected by portfolio for Central Design. Central Design is a credited course where students work with real clients to produce communications under the guidance of the design department director. We worked with artists to design catalogues for campus art exhibits, posters for area museums, logos and t-shirt designs for small businesses, and more. Here, we were able to work with printers, learn how to prepare files, and experience the printing process. In the end, we had real projects in our portfolio and a taste of the "real world" when entering the worforce.

With my graphic design degree in hand, I began my career working for small creative firms where my skills evolved and I had direct contact with clients, ensuring project details were not lost in translation. I enjoyed working at a small agency, you have to wear more than one "hat." In addition to typical tasks, like servicing clients, designing, and producing communications, you have help with other functions. This could be helping a team member troubleshoot a computer issue, provide an outside perspective on a concept or design, teach someone a software short-cut, make sure files are backed-up, build a comp for a client review, create a client presentation, change the printer toner, order supplies, help another designer meet a deadline, and much more. It is all these little things that the team contributes to make everything run smoothly. 

My last full time position was at Bertz Design Group in Middletown. In the recession of 2009, I was laid off due to a lack of client work. I had a wife and two young children to support and a strong desire to start my own business. So, in January of 2010 Neue Studios was born to share my process, create purposeful communications, and build lasting relationships with my clients. All of my time wearing multiple "hats" helped me smoothly transition into this new role. 

During this time, I have sharpened my time management skills, expanded my capabilities to better service clients, and continue pushing myself to be better. I look forward to continuing my journey, honing my skills, learning, and meeting new people in my next chapter. 

Hello, I'm Mark.

A creative/art director born and raised in Connecticut.

  

Ever since I can remember, I have been drawing, creating, and building things (I was designing before I knew it had a name). I would spend hours thinking about, laying out, and building neighborhoods for my hotwheels or ruined landscapes to set up army men. After which, I would quickly become bored playing with them and tear them down to start working on my next creation. 

Throughout gradeschool, art was my favorite class - exploring ideas, experimenting, and tyring new mediums. My interest in art grew more in highschool and I expanded my exploration with drafting. There was a refined elegance with drafting that quickly became a new outlet for me. So much so, by the end of highschool I thought architecture would be a good choice to incorporate the art and drafting I enjoyed.

Pursuing my college education in architecture was eye opening. It was so much more than what a structure looked like and drawing the plans for construction. You have to understand the topography and surroundings, traffic patterns of vehicles and people in and around the structure, size requirements, materials to be used, building codes, and much, much more. It was here I found a passion for problem-solving. Thinking through multiple avenues to figure out the best solution(s) to solve the problem and meet the specific goals for the project.

But what I soon realized is, I did not like the codes and regulations that took the "fun" out of the conceptual and creative aspects I enjoyed. After receiving my Associates degress, I enrolled in the art program at Central Connecticut State Universtity to continue my education. I was not sure where to direct my art education, until I enrolled in graphic design. It did not take long to figure out this is what I was meant to be doing. Design captured the practice of problem-solving that I loved, while utilizing all of my art skills in new ways - I was hooked. Learning about color, typography, grids, negative space, and production all help hone my skills. 

During my senior year, I was one of four students selected by portfolio for Central Design. Central Design is a credited course where students work with real clients to produce communications under the guidance of the design department director. We worked with artists to design catalogues for campus art exhibits, posters for area museums, logos and t-shirt designs for small businesses, and more. Here, we were able to work with printers, learn how to prepare files, and experience the printing process. In the end, we had real projects in our portfolio and a taste of the "real world" when entering the worforce.

With my graphic design degree in hand, I began my career working for small creative firms where my skills evolved and I had direct contact with clients, ensuring project details were not lost in translation. I enjoyed working at a small agency, you have to wear more than one "hat." In addition to typical tasks, like servicing clients, designing, and producing communications, you have help with other functions. This could be helping a team member troubleshoot a computer issue, provide an outside perspective on a concept or design, teach someone a software short-cut, make sure files are backed-up, build a comp for a client review, create a client presentation, change the printer toner, order supplies, help another designer meet a deadline, and much more. It is all these little things that the team contributes to make everything run smoothly. 

My last full time position was at Bertz Design Group in Middletown. In the recession of 2009, I was laid off due to a lack of client work. I had a wife and two young children to support and a strong desire to start my own business. So, in January of 2010 Neue Studios was born to share my process, create purposeful communications, and build lasting relationships with my clients. All of my time wearing multiple "hats" helped me smoothly transition into this new role. 

During this time, I have sharpened my time management skills, expanded my capabilities to better service clients, and continue pushing myself to be better. I look forward to continuing my journey, honing my skills, learning, and meeting new people in my next chapter. 

 

Hello, I'm Mark.

A creative/art director born and raised in Connecticut.

  

Ever since I can remember, I have been drawing, creating, and building things (I was designing before I knew it had a name). I would spend hours thinking about, laying out, and building neighborhoods for my hotwheels or ruined landscapes to set up army men. After which, I would quickly become bored playing with them and tear them down to start working on my next creation. 

Throughout gradeschool, art was my favorite class - exploring ideas, experimenting, and tyring new mediums. My interest in art grew more in highschool and I expanded my exploration with drafting. There was a refined elegance with drafting that quickly became a new outlet for me. So much so, by the end of highschool I thought architecture would be a good choice to incorporate the art and drafting I enjoyed.

Pursuing my college education in architecture was eye opening. It was so much more than what a structure looked like and drawing the plans for construction. You have to understand the topography and surroundings, traffic patterns of vehicles and people in and around the structure, size requirements, materials to be used, building codes, and much, much more. It was here I found a passion for problem-solving. Thinking through multiple avenues to figure out the best solution(s) to solve the problem and meet the specific goals for the project.

But what I soon realized is, I did not like the codes and regulations that took the "fun" out of the conceptual and creative aspects I enjoyed. After receiving my Associates degress, I enrolled in the art program at Central Connecticut State Universtity to continue my education. I was not sure where to direct my art education, until I enrolled in graphic design. It did not take long to figure out this is what I was meant to be doing. Design captured the practice of problem-solving that I loved, while utilizing all of my art skills in new ways - I was hooked. Learning about color, typography, grids, negative space, and production all help hone my skills. 

During my senior year, I was one of four students selected by portfolio for Central Design. Central Design is a credited course where students work with real clients to produce communications under the guidance of the design department director. We worked with artists to design catalogues for campus art exhibits, posters for area museums, logos and t-shirt designs for small businesses, and more. Here, we were able to work with printers, learn how to prepare files, and experience the printing process. In the end, we had real projects in our portfolio and a taste of the "real world" when entering the worforce.

With my graphic design degree in hand, I began my career working for small creative firms where my skills evolved and I had direct contact with clients, ensuring project details were not lost in translation. I enjoyed working at a small agency, you have to wear more than one "hat." In addition to typical tasks, like servicing clients, designing, and producing communications, you have help with other functions. This could be helping a team member troubleshoot a computer issue, provide an outside perspective on a concept or design, teach someone a software short-cut, make sure files are backed-up, build a comp for a client review, create a client presentation, change the printer toner, order supplies, help another designer meet a deadline, and much more. It is all these little things that the team contributes to make everything run smoothly. 

My last full time position was at Bertz Design Group in Middletown. In the recession of 2009, I was laid off due to a lack of client work. I had a wife and two young children to support and a strong desire to start my own business. So, in January of 2010 Neue Studios was born to share my process, create purposeful communications, and build lasting relationships with my clients. All of my time wearing multiple "hats" helped me smoothly transition into this new role. 

During this time, I have sharpened my time management skills, expanded my capabilities to better service clients, and continue pushing myself to be better. I look forward to continuing my journey, honing my skills, learning, and meeting new people in my next chapter.  

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