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Mark B. | Elance
 
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Mark B.

imagination = communication
   Bermuda
  |   Hamilton, Pembroke
  |  4:14 pm Local Time

Overview

Bringing decades of field knowledge to your project, Mark Burgess is an award-winning graphic designer | art director with valuable expertise in the creation, management and execution of a wide range of communications projects. Mark founded MB Design Studio at the beginning of 2007 based on a long-established professional commitment to provide the highest levels of quality and service for every client.

An investment in MB Design Studio's one-on-one services is calculated to pay off in the form of a polished, high-profile finished product...

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Portfolio

Custom lettering. Original artwork.
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Winner: U.S. Gallery of Superb Printing Competition, 1st Place: 5+ Color Annual...
http://www.ocil.bm/ocil/document-center/financials/Annual_Reports/OCILar04.pdf
Virtual Card mock-ups for financial website. Elance client.
Original artwork. Elance client.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004TXMSYK
Annual Report, Report, Folder, Magazine, Program, Brochure.
2-fold. Marketing piece for international reinsurance company.
Digital print, wire-bound: 44 pages.
http://www.ombudsman.bm/images/pdfs/AnnualReports/OmbudsmanReport10.pdf
Full-Page. 90th Anniversary. Bermuda Publication.
8-pages. 2 spot inks. Duotones. Brochure for large resort hotel.
Full-Page Ad: Bermuda Department of Tourism / J. Walter Thompson Agency, NYC. U.S....
2.5ft x 6.5ft banners using Ernst & Young international corporate imagery and style...
Double page spread: Bermuda publication.
Destination Bermuda onboard airline magazine 08-09 and 09-10 issues.
Bermuda publication.
Bermuda Department of Parks: Signage strategy for 18-mile linear park. 12 large...
Full-Page Ad: Bermuda Department of Tourism / J. Walter Thompson Agency, NYC. U.S....
Full-Page Ad: Bermuda and U.K. publications.
12 pages, printed vellum cover overlay. Services, products and price list for resort spa.
1 spot, 1 metallic ink. Duotone. Original artwork. Bar and table top, large resort hotel.
Bermuda publication. Large hotel resort.
Destination Bermuda onboard airline magazine 09-10: 112 pages
Bermuda publication. Large resort hotel.

Skills (10)

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Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign CS3 Test (Mac Version)
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Graphic Design
Art Direction

Service Description

UNLIMITED DESIGN: Logos | Business Cards & Stationery | Advertising | Print Projects from Brochures to Annual Reports | And More

PHOTOSHOP FIXES: Color Correction & Manipulation | Retouching | Photo Assembly | Special Effects

FAST AND FLEXIBLE: Quick turn-around without sacrificing attention to detail. Used to working all days of the week, at all hours, as necessary. Well-experienced at interacting remotely with clients, printers and service providers.

COMMITTED TO YOUR PROJECT: Responding quickly to your communications. Answering your concerns. Keeping you completely up-to-date on progress. Giving informed input to enhance your finished product.

PRODUCTION PRO: Extensive experience in pre-press formatting of digital files for everything from menus to magazines. Also well-versed in working with digital workflow press systems. Avoid last-minute headaches at the production stage of your project.

SHARP FOCUS: Excellent proofreading, consistency and fact-checking skills.

TOOLS: InDesign | Photoshop | Illustrator | FreeHand | Acrobat

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AWARDS (see Portfolio / Awards & Recommendations for visuals):

2005: U.S. Gallery of Superb Printing Competition, FIRST PLACE: 5+ Color Annual Reports --- Oil Casualty Insurance, Ltd. Annual Report 2004

2004: U.S. Yellow Pages Integrated Media Association: SILVER MEDAL, Directory Cover Design --- KeyTech / Bermuda Yellow Pages

2003: U.S. Yellow...

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Employment

MB Design Studio
Owner
2007 - Present
Mark founded MB Design Studio as a freelancer at the beginning of 2007, and since then has continued to deliver on his long-established commitment to provide the best quality and service for every...
Tango Multimedia
Co-Owner
1993 - 2006
In 1993 Mark went into a partnership to establish Tango Multimedia (1993 Bermuda Lily Awards BEST RETAIL NEWSPAPER AD: S.A.L. Ltd.). For more than a decade, Tango delivered consistently...
MB Design
Freelance
1985 - 1993
As a freelance operator (1988 Bermuda Lily Awards CERTIFICATE, Logo Design: Bombay Bicycle Club), Mark spent almost a decade working both direct-to-client and as a subcontractor on projects...
Mark Burgess
Beginnings
1975 - 1984
Mark Burgess was born in Bermuda, but grew up all over the world. This lifestyle continued through his 1975 high school graduation in Nicaragua, when Mark was the first-ever U.S. National Merit...

Education

Parsons School of Design
Scholarship: Design / Illustration
1979 - 1981
Sir George Williams University
Foundation Year: Art Studies
1975 - 1976

Keywords

design
print
logo
brochure
magazine
ad
photoshop
indesign
illustrator
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