Mark trained as a graphic designer before working professionally as a designer. Shortly after this he went on to win a silver award with the D&AD (Design and Art Directors Club of Great Britain) for the first greeting stamps issued by the Royal Mail. During his career as a design director he created and worked on many brands including: Vodafone, the BBC and Unilever. After a stint at night-club ownership, Mark setup a studio on the banks of the Ravenglass Estuary. This is where he practices his passion for painting and printmaking.