Following years of experience in Investment Funding and Marketing, Mark gained the confidence and the know-how to follow his dream and start a business of his own in his hometown, Amsterdam. Since the launch of Ace & Tate in 2013, he has maintained a creative influence over all brand decisions and continues to drive its underlying philosophy: to offer high quality, thoughtfully designed glasses at a fair price.
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- Ace & Tate Creative Fund: Hayley Louisa BrownPhotographer Hayley Louisa Brown is a creative force to watch. As editor-in-chief of BRICK, a biannual hip-hop culture publication launched in 2015 (it sold out, as did the second), she set out to eschew all the usual clichés about the genre, such as the propensity for overtly masculine imagery seen in American titles. Her latest project Children of Graceland, supported by Ace & Tate’s Creative Fund, took her to Elvis Presley’s hometown where she photographed young Elvis fans, as a way of explor14
- Scratch That Itch: Riposte, with Tahmina BegumWe partnered with Riposte - A Smart Magazine for Women - to get under the skin of three fascinating UK-based women who are boldy and unashamedly living their lives as the people they want to be. We unravel the layers of Joey Yu, Emma Low and Tahima Begum to explore how their upbringing, heritage and careers have helped to shape the people they are today, plus how they express their multi-dimensional personalities through their experimental style choices. Photography: Rosie Matheson22
- me myself & i: ZimonWe are not one thing. We are complex creatures. Weird, yep. But wonderful. Multifaceted. Experimental. Empowered beings. Constantly evolving. The ones with the stories. Or not. Eyewear for every side of you. Zimon is a writer, filmmaker, former legendary nightclub owner, poet, musician and one of life’s true eccentrics. Lately, the multitalented Zimon has been promoting his fantastic poetry collection To Die With Horses Wouldn’t Be So Bad, and also directed a documentary on Elton John.14
- Stories of GrowthWe're excited to announce the launch of our new podcast - Stories of Growth. Stories of Growth is a series of conversations with modern day business leaders who share their stories of growth and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Hosted by William Rowe, Founder and CEO of Protein, the podcast explores the people behind these businesses, where they've come from and what drives them forward. We've released the first four episodes of the series which features four guests that are each p14
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