Principal skills include providing expertise and counsel to clients to assist in design and content of print and web pieces to provide consistent branding, and production of advertising, special issues/content—editorial, and promotional materials for clients nationwide in educational markets, the arts, entertainment, public telecommunications, and commercial clients. Can assist with budgeting. Also function as a design consultant and as lead designer. Able to develop, recommend and administer policy and procedures for a Design Services work team. developing,recommending and administering policy and procedures for the Design Services work team; mentor, train, supervise and provide direction to the staff, including designation
of assignments and projects. Provide expertise and counsel to corporate and trust organizations to assist in design and content of print and web pieces to provide a unified image of clients
Creative Director, MMG, Rockville, MD
National Wildlife Federation
April 2011 - September 2011
April 2011 to September 2011.
Creative direction and design for print, web, iPad, trade show booth/exhibit and video.
Provided marketing concepts, including editorial assistance, where required. Supervised a staff of two print designers and one multi-media designer. Software utilized includes
InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Acrobat (CS 6). Expert knowledge of MS Office
Suite. Working knowledge of HTML5 and CC.
Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO) Newspaper
September 2007 - May 2008
Design and production of advertising, special issues/
content, editorial content, and promotional materials for alternative free weekly
community newspaper. Responsible for production management. Supervise two graphic
designers, contract designers, and interns as needed. Contribute to editorial content in both written content related to the paper, the web, and other new media, plus story
October 2005 - September 2007
Design and production of editorial content, advertising, and promotional materials for weekly community newspaper. Implemented re-design of
paper in January 2007. Responsible for production management, print coordination, and advertising placement. Supervised one graphic designer and freelance designers, as needed.
National Geographic Magazine's International Editions
March 1998 - February 1999
Design and production coordinator, and engraving/printing quality control for National
(Japan, Spain, Italy, Latin
America, Israel and Greece). Design sidebars and local Front Matter materials in each of these foreign markets, as required.
Principle, Mark Bacon Design
Principal responsibilities include providing expertise and counsel to clients to assist in design and content of print and web pieces to provide
consistent branding, and production of advertising, special issues/content - editorial, and promotional materials for clients nationwide in educational markets, the arts,
entertainment, public telecommunications, and commercial clients. Can assist with budgeting. Also function as a design consultant and as lead designer. Able to develop,
recommend and administer policy and procedures for a Design Services work team.
Clients include National Geographic Society-Children's Books (Washington, DC);
Schnucks Supermarkets, The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (St. Louis, MO); Great
Lakes Publishing; The Southern Poverty Law Center (Birmingham, AL); Louisiana
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism (Division of the Arts and Division of
Historic Preservation); Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, (Lafayette, LA); University of New
Orleans Press ; JazzRio LLC, (New Orleans, LA); Universal Sodexho, Inc. (New Orleans,
LA); the National Gallery of Art; the National Museum of American History; the Phillips
National Geographic Society - Educational Media
January 1990 - March 1998
Design and production of educational materials for print and CD-ROM, packaging, and promotional materials for the Division's commercial and educational partnerships with outside publishers, including Teacher's Guides, Textbooks, and Users Manual for
Software. Responsible for production management.
Senior Designer, Nation's Business magazine
Designed and produced feature articles and departments for monthly business magazine.
Produced promotional materials and rate cards. Made assignments to area illustrators.
Assistant Art Director/Production Coordinator
National Wildlife Federation
Art Direct "Wildlife Digest" newsletter insert for National Wildlife magazine. Designed and produced articles for both National and International Wildlife magazines.
Contributed to all illustration packages for International and National Wildlife magazines.
Contributed to all photo editing for magazine articles. Supervised production assistant at
National Wildlife magazines. Contributed to story ideas, as well as write stories for both titles.
Museum exhibit work:
Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History: Created graphic
design and signage for "First Ladies" and "American Encounters" at National Museum of American History, and for the Smithsonian Institution's "American Festival in Japan"
exhibit in Chiba prefecture, Tokyo, Japan.
Qualifications & Certifications
design and printmaking
George Washington University
Atherton High School, Louisville KY
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