Driven by narrative concepts and design that sets the stage for meaningful experiences

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913 543 20 35
Chicago, Illinois
I’ve worked with a wide range of people in the arts, built environments, education, fashion, and publishing. Together, we collaborate on telling compelling stories through art and design—whether that means a stylish visual identity, a striking graphic for a page or a wall, a cover-to-cover publication, or a little help with Squarespace.

I also explore the notion of comics as “poetic design,” the expressive use of verbal and visual language to gesture toward the inexpressible. My work has been in comics expos internationally and is collected in the Library of Congress, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection.

I love talking with folks about comics and offer a workshop in which we investigate design in the context of the medium.

I teach courses in graphic design and storytelling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where I received my MFA in 2016.

Mark