My name is Mark, I am a freelance designer. My work is designed to communicate, inspire, and make lasting impressions. Like what you see? Drop me an email or call 616.606.0855 for a free quote and how we can expand your business through good design. Because good design equals good communication with customers.

Perfect Fit Logo


This logo was created for a special needs class that is offered at Plainfield Christian Church in Indiana. The interconnecting polygon supports the name "perfect fit" with another shape that contains the icon of a happy child. The mark is intended to be happy and inviting to both parents and children alike. The color scheme was directed to match the treehouse ministries I had done previously, seeing it is in the same area of the church.

SMARTCOAST IDENTITY


Robotics, software, hardware, and water are the essence of this company. Smartcoast is an industrial robot and equipment company located along the shores of Lake Michigan that provides smart solutions for automated robotic and programing needs. Their mark needed to be fluid but also mechanical to communicate the core of their products and services—waves are hinted at on each side as they flow through a wired "s", all framed in a hex bolt shape.

TREEHOUSE MINISTRIES LOGO

A tree, a heart, a house… elements brought together in a fun way to give an inviting feeling about a children's ministry ministry. I have always loved well done children's book illustrations done in cut paper, that is why the logo's shape is slightly imperfect to reflect this technique. Cut paper does such a great job of communicating a child's playful simplicity—while the clean modern font compliments the mark with a feeling of stability. My favorite designer Paul Rand used cut paper to illustrate the book Sparkle and Spin (1957) which is still in print, like this book I hope that this logo can stand the test of time.

GRAND RAPIDS FILM FESTIVAL POSTER

For a long time I have found it very interesting how directors hold up their hands to frame a shot. I know it's a bit cliché, but if you have ever lived in the lower peninsula of Michigan you know how to show people where you live—you simply hold up your right hand and point. When I was challenged to come up with a poster design that says movies, Grand Rapids, MI, and film festival; I couldn't help but put all these elements together to pull off this concept. It plays off so many meanings and includes a cinematic green screen. My hope is that the audience picks up at least a few of these elements at a time in this poster, if not all of them. I was honored to be able to work on this poster alongside my friends at Spectacle Creative.

SOUTHERN CROSS AVIARY LOGO


Two friends of mine started a business breeding small exotic birds from Australia. One of their main breeds, lady gouldian finches, are very colorful and visually interesting. They named their business Southern Cross Aviary which the southern cross is a constellation found in the Australian flag. Using geometric shapes and bright and dark colors, I was able merge both images in a cohesive manner.