Marked Perception

Marked Perception

Marked Perception is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019

Marked Perception locationLeeds, City and Borough of Leeds, North Yorkshire

Elite Pro (12 Reviews)

Marked Perception is a boutique design and branding agency made up of a team of 5 passionate designers who all appreciate our clients design needs.

Our approach is simple! We work closely with all our clients to craft brand solutions that help connect them with their ideal audiences in meaningful ways while making their message and marketing memorable.

For over 10 years we’ve closely worked in partnership with both established and emerging businesses throughout the UK and Europe by adding weight to their brands and marketing arsenal, linking them with prospects and customers through inspired design and insightful marketing.

It’s safe to say we are experienced designers who’s greatest strengths lie in our ability to bring brands to life.

Marked Perception is a friendly, down to earth agency. We are reactive and always go that extra mile and we’d love to help you.

  • 16 hires on Bark.com
  • 8 minutes average response time
Marked Perception Reviews

Marked Perception Reviews


Review of Marked Perception by Claire Elliott
5 30/04/2019 Claire Elliott

Mark was an absolute dream to work with. He spent time, maybe a little more than he originally planned, making sure everything was just as I wanted it. Down to every last little detail.
The end result being a perfect design and logo.
I would highly recommend him and his services.

Review of Marked Perception by David Roberts
5 04/04/2019 David Roberts

The service provided by Marked Perception was outstanding from start to finish, and we are extremely pleased with the end result, a beautiful company brochure. As well as managing to create a Chinese language brochure with no problems, Marked Perception worked very hard to get it ready within a short timeframe. We will 100% work with them again in the future.

Review of Marked Perception by Reema Ali
5 04/04/2019 Reema Ali

Mark is a very easy and perceptive designer. He listened to my brief and ideas, went away and came back with magic. He was constatntly in touch about changes. Very easy to work with. I highly recommend Mark if you have no time to chase people.

Review of Marked Perception by Jemma Gibson
5 15/02/2019 Jemma Gibson

Mark and his team have worked tirelessly to ensure that our business logo was perfect and also create a business card just as beautiful. I would recommend mark and his team to anyone. Nothing has been too much trouble for them. Looking forward to working with them again as our new business grows

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Review of Marked Perception by Jake Bartle
5 14/02/2019 Jake Bartle

Excellent communication and friendly service; where always available when I needed them. I would use them again.

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Review of Marked Perception by Emma Arditti
5 24/01/2019 Emma Arditti

Marked Perception have been so helpful in designing me a new logo for my business. They were friendly, quick and really thought about the kind of design I was after. I now have a fantastic new logo which I have had great comments about already! I will certainly be using them for more in the future! Thanks so much.

Review of Marked Perception by Louis
5 20/11/2018 Louis

Working with Mark and his team has been an absolute joy – professional and friendly through and through, the project ran incredibly smoothly and we received a result that we’re very happy with. The whole process was incredibly collaborative and allowed us a good back-and-forth to build our vision, and great communication ensured that we always felt welcome to discuss our views and ideas.

Review of Marked Perception by Jen Dyson
5 19/11/2018 Jen Dyson

Great experience with a professional person and company.

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Review of Marked Perception by Jen Dyson
5 15/11/2018 Jen Dyson

Professional, delivered exactly what we asked for. Would highly recommend.

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Review of Marked Perception by Rachael
5 07/11/2018 Rachael

Marked Perception have an excellent eye for graphics. They recently carried out a total rebrand for us. The entire process ran incredibly smoothly with efficiency and huge attention to detail, their work is exceptional. Highly recommended.

Review of Marked Perception by Kate Malia
5 12/08/2018 Kate Malia

Professional, efficient and friendly service. We will definitely be using Marked Perception going forward and would highly recommend to anyone!

Review of Marked Perception by Jen Dyson
5 20/07/2018 Jen Dyson

Marked Perception got our way of thinking immediately. Professional, friendly and receptive. Great communicator.

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Describe your creative process.

In order for our clients to feel part of the process every step of the way, we work in 4 stages:
Stage One - Research: On receipt of your brief we will profile your business by researching what you do, your industry sector, competition and finally your target market.
Stage Two - Concepts: Do you need a brand identity of log design? Sales literature or branded communications? Whatever your needs we will initially create a series of design concepts supplying you with the designs for your feedback and amends.
Stage Three - Design: Once Concepts have been agreed we will develop all requirements to final design which may include text and images supplied by you. Any images supplied will be colour corrected, retouched and resized if required. Should images be required we will source and purchase suitable lifestyle images on your behalf (we will notify you of any additional fees for stock images before we purchase them)
Stage Four - Artwork: Once you are happy with your designs and all amends have been made we will prepare the design files supplying print ready artwork with full bleed, crop and registration marks.

What information do you need from a client before you can start work?

A clear brief! The more information you can provide, the closer we will get to delivering what you’ve asked for first time around without lots of amends which will save you time and give you results quicker.
Note: if it’s helpful we can provide you with a questionnaire. Clients find this sometimes useful as it prompts to answer questions that they may not have considered before.

What do you love most about your job?

A challenge and the ability to get under clients brands, creating designs that are beautiful, unique and bespoke to customers individual needs.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Since working for leading global advertising agency Ogilvy & Matther back in the early 90's. I've always had a love for design and everything creative. For 15 years I was lucky enough to work for some great companies in a number of diverse areas, including design, illustration, photography and print. These many skills have helped me to understand everything there is to know about design and what it takes to produce great design.
In 2007 whilst employed as a creative director, I quickly became frustrated with generating great ideas, only to brief those ideas to designers that worked with in the company I was working for at the time and be handed secondary design that wasn't to the standard I'd expect when it came down to creative flair and imagination.
So Marked Perception eveloved with a mission to only work alongside designers that were 'best in class' and since 2007 (including myself) there is now a team of 5 very talented designers working under its umbrella. 3 out of the 4 I've met along the way since leaving university in 1993 and the fourth I have known since my university days.

Together we are able to brainstorm and bounce ideas of one another, challenging every design decission made to enssure clients briefs are answered. We are friends as well as business colleagues so our friedship and work relationship will last the test of time, like true friendships do.

Why should our clients choose you?

Choosing to work with Marked Perception you’ll be guaranteed to get value for money and a great return on your investment.
You’ll get the experience and resources of 5 great designers who combined have over 125 years industry know-how and design experience.
We’re on demand ready when you are and have the ability to work on any project and any size.
We are specialists in design for print and partner a dozen printers that are ‘best in class’ when sourcing litho print, digital print, large format print and print finishing. This means we can manage all your print needs from start to finish. We press pass every job on your behalf checking the quality and finishing every step of the way saving you both time and money.

Work history from Marked Perception

Work History

Creative Director | Owner

Marked Perception | Branding Agency Leeds

From December 2007 to present.

Creative Director and Managing Director of Leeds branding agency Marked Perception, specialists in all areas dersigned for print.

Account Director

One Collective | Leeds

From June 2002 to present.

Account Director for Leeds design agency One Collective.

Senior Account Manager

Communisis PLC | London

From August 2000 to present.

Senior account manager based in London for one of the largest print providers in the UK, Communisis PLC formly known as Communisis Chorleys.

Senior Account Manager

Superstock | London

From September 1997 to present.

Account Director for American based Superstock working within their London office. Heading up their Editorial department working alongside leading UK magazine publications to ensure their weekly/ monthly editorial articles were teamed with inspiring images from a collection of over 10,000,000 images to engage their audience. Managing a team of image researchers, briefing the project during daily production meetings to ensure they all had a clear vision of what the client was looking for. Editing down a selection of images to ensure their brief was met. In charge of the day to day art direction of lifestyle photo collections. Industry sectors include: • Nature • People- Lifestyles • Science & Industry • Sports • Travel • Concepts Working alongside leading UK publishing houses including EMAP, Titan, Bloomsbury, IPC Media, ITP Publishing Group Skills Include: • Art Direction • Photo editing • Account Management • Project Management • Rights Managed • New Business

Art Director

Vivid Creative | Australia

From August 1995 to present.

Art Director for creative management photography studio based in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney working from their harbour studio in Sydney. Managing clients budgets and briefs in the editorial and advertising sector. In charge of model selection, location and art direction of commercial photography. Industry Sectors including: • Lifestyle. • Portrait. • Sport. • Product. Skills include: • Story-boards • Art Direction • Lighting • Image selection • Model Selection • Location • Budgets

Illustrator & Visualizer

Storyboard Harpers | London

From September 1994 to present.

Illustrator/ Visualizer for Soho. London based illustration agency Storyboard Harpers. Designing and creating storyboard artwork for above the line TV advertising commercials, providing direction for film production companies. Following agency brief, to replicate the mood, actions and lighting of their proposed TV advert to be advertised on national TV using various media including pencil, graphite, ink and marker on paper before the days of the modern Apple Mac and digital design packages. Working on storyboard illustrations for leading TV adverts and brands including: • Perrier Water • Gini Soft Drink • Lynx • Pepsi • Levi Jeans • Felix cat food

Junior Designer

Ogilvy & Mather | London

From April 1993 to present.

Junior designer for leading advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather London. Working on 'below the line' advertising editorial, press and direct mail advertising campaigns. Initially began an internship during my final year at Newcastle studying advertising and design. Securing full time employment after graduating until given the opportunity to move into 'above the line' campaigns at Storyboard Harpers also based in Soho London. Skills Include: • Design • Typography • Illustration • Advertising above the line • Advertising below the line

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