Creative Director – Chief Communications Officer – Artist


Combining the attributes of a marketing and public relations leader and artistic abilities from creative direction to design, layout, and hand drawing and painting combined with an education by fire in business management and investor relations. From his early years running the door in the hottest clubs in LA to associate creative director at a boutique LA ad agency to starting a clothing company from nothing and taking it to 250+ stores nationwide and its initial public offering in three years, he is fluent in all aspects from day-to-day office management to setting production schedules, dealing with vendors, making marketing decisions and more. As an officer in a public company Mark ran every creative aspect of the company from designing the collections and managing other designers to corporate communication, board meetings and press releases to creating all collateral materials and designing websites to implementing and growing a nationwide guerilla marketing force to almost 3000 members at its peak. Also producing fashion shows, trade shows, charity events and partnerships, creating celebrity affinity and partnerships, and product placement dealing. Created a nationally recognized charitable fundraiser for victims of hurricane Katrina, partnering with actor Don Cheadle. Launching a music sponsorship program for emerging artist in rock, rap, etc. as well as fostering partnerships with biggest labels in the world. Mark has worked both ends of advertising relationship from client to art director. Accustomed to managing creative talent and working with outside agencies to meet a common goal. He has extensive contacts in the entertainment world from direct relationships with talent to management and PR as well. Mark has produced events in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago and many points in between. From club events to charity galas. He has handled all press and sponsors, event coordination and staffing, fashion show production, talent hiring and vendor services.