My creative journey has taken me from London to Seattle via Vancouver and Chicago. And from tea bags to contemporary art via Ziggy Stardust.

I’ve gone from creative director in big agencies to in-house communications director (and back again) and learned a lot along the way about how non-profits and cultural institutions run.

And sometimes stall.

I now consult and design. Brands, identities, advertising, fundraising campaigns. Print & digital.

Consult and design.

I combine good ideas and good design to raise awareness, bring in audiences, and drive support. Specifically for non-profits and cultural organizations.

Give me a shout if you’d like to talk about how I can help you, and your organization.




Client List

Battersea Dog & Cats Home
Barclays Private Bank
Bass (Diageo)
BBC
British Gas Group
British Paralympics
Chase Children’s Charity
CTD Fine Printers
Coast Capital Bank
Greene King Breweries
Hugo House
Hyder Water
ICI
Inter Continental Hotel Group
National Canine Defence League
OPM Furniture
The Variety Club of GB
Saga
Safeway
Tetley Tea
Thistle Hotel Group
3i Group
University of British Columbia
Vancouver Art Gallery
Vendome Luxury Group
Villeroy & Boch


Full-time employers
(thank you for employing me!)


Town Hall Seattle

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Seattle Art Museum 
Kaldor



What led me here...

Director of Communications/Creative Director
Town Hall Seattle
January 2017 – present

Director of Communications
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Sept 2012 – Dec 2016

Director of Communications
Seattle Art Museum
July 2008 – July 2012
 
Lecturer
School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
July 2011

Creative Director
Kaldor Design & Branding, Vancouver, BC
March 2006 – May 2007

Principal, Co-owner
Renton & Johnston, London, UK (now Johnstonworks)
September 2003 – January 2006

Creative Director
Corporate Edge, London, UK
June 1994 – December 2003


Education

London College of Communications, UK: Foundation in Art & Design
Canterbury School of Art, UK: BA (Hons) Graphic Design


Awards

Graphis
Communication Arts
American Association of Museums
How Magazine 
GD
US Magazine



Mark

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