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Mark Baker

Senior Creative Designer
Portfolio website
http://www.cratch.co.uk
About

I have worked in the Advertising & Design industry since leaving School and getting an apprenticeship as a paste up artist and camera operator - soon to be replace by the Apple Mac, I can remember being told don’t worry - it will never catch on! I now have over 25 years Large London Agency experience, skilled in all aspects of Adobe Creative Suite. You can see some examples of my work @ www.cratch.co.uk

Previous Brands
Cratch Creative Design Agency
Tag World Wide
GP Design Partnership
Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy
Dennis Publishing/ifg Magazines
D'Arcy - Bmp/ddb
the Electronic Studio/abbott Mead Vickers
Edward Briscoe Associates
Rebus Advertising
KD Design
Work Experience
Senior Creative Artworker
Jan ‘10 - Now
Cratch Creative Design Agency

I run and own a Full Service Creative Studio Based in Rye, East Sussex. www.cratch.co.uk April 2002 - February 2003 June 1998 - March 2002 September 1996 - June 1998 September 1992 -September 1996

Partner
Jan ‘06 - Dec ‘09
KD Design

Working as a partner in a small Design/Advertising agency. We produced a wide range of advertising, design, websites and brochure work for several large clients including Arval, Travis Perkins Group, Haymarket Publishing and American Express. July 1989 - September 1992 March 1988 - July 1989

Freelance Senior Creative Mac Operator
Tag World Wide

Working on a free lance basis for all of TAG's very busy studios all over London, Including: Mother, Smoke & Mirrors, AMV, CHI, Elvis, Tngine Group, FCB, Grey, Publicis, JWT, Krow, Leagas Delaney, Leo Burnett, M&C Saatchi, Oglivy & Mather, Wieden & Kennedy to name but a few!

Freelance Senior Creative Designer
GP Design Partnership

Designing Posters, Standees, DVD Covers, Onbodies, Promotional merchandise and Packaging for the Film and Gaming Industry. Producing Adverts for National Press and Magazines.

Freelance Senior Creative Artworker
Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy

Working on a wide variety of Blue Chip accounts producing campaigns for National Press and large format Poster Campaigns.

Freelance Retoucher/Senior Creative Artworker
Dennis Publishing/ifg Magazines

Constructing front covers and feature article composites in photoshop for Bizarre magazine, and page layouts for mens publication Jack and the adult comic Viz.

Senior Creative Mac Operator
D'Arcy - Bmp/ddb

Senior Creative Mac Operator/Assistant Studio Manager Working on large range of above and below the line accounts producing a vast array of posters, press advertising, packaging, TV story boards and end frames for a large number of clients from concept through to print ready artwork, developing a wide range of image manipulation and typography skills in the process. Being able to work unaided to tight deadlines over and above normal hours was often required. Also liaising with clients, art directors, suppliers and handling all aspects of running a very busy studio. FREELANCE Senior Creative Mac Operator Working for a large number of London Design and Advertising Agencies including Abbott Mead Vickers, Bates, McCann Erikson, JWT, M&C Saatchi, Leagas Delaney, Publicis and DMB&B to name but a few. Working on more or less every kind of advertising medium that you can think of. I have also worked for several magazine publications, producing design and layout for various magazines and brochures one of which required me to art direct and layout a golf magazine in Florida.

Senior Creative Artworker
the Electronic Studio/abbott Mead Vickers

Working in a large team on various projects and accounts producing artwork from concept to finished article. Later to be working full time on all aspects of Comet Electrical retail account and a large number of holiday brochures and press and poster campaigns.

Senior Creative Artworker
Edward Briscoe Associates

Middle weight mac operator, creating artwork from concept through to finished artwork on wide range of brochures, packaging, corporate identity, report and accounts, direct mail, press and poster advertising.

Senior Creative Artworker
Rebus Advertising

Mac operator trainee and traditional paste-up and PMT camera operator.

Languages
English - Fluent
Location Preference
To be discussed
Work Pattern
Full-time
Part-time
Employment Preference
Freelance Assignments
Hourly Consulting
London, UK