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  • Mark Peterson

    Graphic Designer and Creative Professional

    Austin, TX

Senior graphic designer and seasoned creative professional, adept in a diverse range of media, bringing a cohesive, refined aesthetic and a compelling sense of narrative to products, projects and services.

Work Samples

  • Information Graphic/OC Weekly

  • Package Design/Kitsune Skincare

  • Poster Illustration/Goldbaby Productions

Work History

  • Design and Illustration

    • Freelance Graphic Design
    • Austin, TX
    • 2017 - Present
  • Video Production/Scenic Art Fabrication

    • Troublemaker Studios/20th Century Fox
    • Austin, TX
    • 2016 - 2017 (1 year)

    Created a series of promotional videos documenting the film production of "Alita: Battle Angel", blending timelapse video, drone footage and thousands of production photos with original music compositions; Fabricated scenic art for a full-scale set, converting blueprints and diagrams into vector drawings used with industrial CNC machines.

  • Product Development/Branding and Identity Design

    • Kitsune Skincare
    • Austin, TX
    • 2015 - 2016 (1 year)

    Co-development of a boutique product line, originating branding and identity standards for printed materials and packaging design.

  • Branding and Identity/Graphic Design

    • Empower LA
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • 2013 - 2014 (1 year)

    Established typographic and visual identity for the organization; Created publications and large-scale banners.

  • Graphic Design/Marketing and Branding

    • Los Angeles Farmers' Markets
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • 2004 - 2013 (9 years)

    Worked with multiple Los Angeles area markets, generating printed promotional materials, web graphics, ad copy and marketing strategies.

  • Information Graphics Illustration/Design

    • OC Weekly
    • Orange County, CA
    • 2012 - 2013 (1 year)
  • Promotional Illustrations

    • Goldbaby Productions
    • Wellington, New Zealand
    • 2010 - 2012 (2 years)
  • Information Graphics Designer

    • Brand X Magazine/Los Angeles Times
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • 2010 - 2010
  • Designer and Illustrator

    • Metromix/Los Angeles Times
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • 2008 - 2009 (1 year)

    Crafted a distinct and cohesive style for the lifestyle weekly’s layout and graphics in collaboration with a close-knit and resourceful editorial team.

  • Music Composition and Sound Design

    • Kinetic Pictures
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • 2007 - 2007
  • Creative Services Designer

    • LA Weekly
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • 2002 - 2006 (4 years)

    Collaborated with the creative services team on the paper’s visual design, and as the go-to artist for information graphics and icons, contributed to award-winning special issues "What You Can’t See Could Kill You" and "The Best Of LA 2005".

  • Advertising Designer

    • Los Angeles New Times
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • 2002 - 2002

    Designed advertisements for major music-related companies including Amoeba Music, Sam Goody, and Lincs Music Distribution.

  • Music Producer/Visual Artist

    • Dreamworks Records
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • 2000 - 2002 (2 years)

    Collaborated with recording artist in music composition, production and songwriting; Created visual art for CD packaging.

  • Lead Ad Designer

    • BAM Magazine
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • 1996 - 1999 (3 years)

    Established visual style for the music-oriented bi-monthly paper’s advertisements.

Education

  • California Institute of the Arts

    • BFA Visual Communication
    • 1985 - 1989

Specialties

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