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Design shapes your life, and in turn, life shapes your design.

Graphic Design Teacher
London

Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis is a creative director from London, who has worked for over 20 years across brand, print and digital design. He began his career in the world of publishing, working on consumer magazines such as Time Out and Neon. He gained experience in art direction at Redwood, the world’s leading content marketing agency. He started up a creative agency in 2003 called Cherry, which worked with brands such as Lonely Planet, Expedia and Hilton. This agency merged with digital agency Manifesto in 2016, where Mark worked as Creative Director with organisations such as Unicef, Parkinson’s UK and the World Health Organisation. Mark is founder of the Visual Content Network, a creative meetup based in London, and works at Deeson agency.

What do you love about design?

Design shapes your life, and in turn, life shapes your design.

Why do you teach?

To share and learn.

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

I specialise in brand strategy and rollout, campaign development, digital product development and design thinking. Recent clients include Unicef UK, Frieze, National Trust, Expedia and Lonely Planet.

What or who are you loving right now?

Love the work of DixonBaxi. A wonderfully brave, creative agency.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

DIN—Clear, hard-working

What’s your favourite blog?

I enjoy WePresent by WeTransfer.

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