Mark Grassick
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Mark Grassick

Editor and writerLondon, United Kingdom
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Mark Grassick
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Mark Grassick

Editor and writerLondon, United Kingdom
Projects
  • Deer Park S/T debut album (2009)
    Deer Park S/T debut album (2009)This album was a total labour of love for me. I wrote the songs over a period of five years, starting with Waiting On A Change, which was written outside a gas station in Texas. In the space of a few months, I quit one of the worst jobs I've ever had and my father died. In the words of Nick Cave, "If anything terrible ever happens to you, form a band and go on tour." I put together a band with two friends and hired the incredible Paul Hollingsworth to produce. We holed up in a huge room above a run down pub in Streatham that was on the verge of being bulldozed and recorded 10 songs in three days. Most of what ended up on the record is either a first or second take. The last song, Nails, was something we came up with while waiting for Paul to come back from lunch. As soon as he came through the door, we started recording and that's the first take right there on the record. I was walking down Streatham High Street the next day and bumped into Mark Hamilton of Woodpigeon, on his way to collect CDs from his label. I dragged him in and he recorded the harmonies on Spanish Movies in about half an hour. Once the album was done, I set about putting the package together. I wanted something that visually represented all the hard work we'd put into the music, so I didn't want just any old packaging and artwork. I went through my whole record collection and pulled out the covers I loved, finding that most of them had the same name inside: Jesse Le Doux, the former art director at Sub Pop. Jesse said yes, as did the wonderful artist Julie Miller (who drew the deer) and together they came up with the perfect artwork to represent our music.
  • World Hepatitis Day - Find The Missing Millions poster campaign
    World Hepatitis Day - Find The Missing Millions poster campaign
  • My digital portfolio
    My digital portfolioMy online writing resource
Projects credited in
  • Cath Kidston Magazine
    Cath Kidston MagazineThe Cath Kidston Magazine adopted first-class newstand values to integrate editorial content within an easily shoppable lifestyle catalogue. The engaging editorial mix was carefully crafted to stand apart from competitors in both quality and tone. This delivered cohesive messaging around the Cath Kidston brand, best known for its witty, vintage-inspired prints and practical products. Not only did mail order and online sales increase exponentially, the catalogue won many awards and accolades.
  • Vue Magazine
    Vue MagazineWith competition from other national and local cinemas, Vue has to work hard to stand out in the world of UK entertainment. The DNA of Vue Magazine is made up of new film releases, film news and exclusive in-depth interviews. This in-demand showcase of Vue’s latest releases, is distributed to more than 80 cinemas nationwide. To complement the newsstand quality magazine, we created a digital tablet version with booking functionality, embedded trailers plus added-value interactive features and exclusive extras. The app skilfully combines relevant tablet functionality with quality content, delivering this through an optimised user experience.
Work history
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    Senior Content ManagerTicketmaster
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    WriterNME
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Occasional contributing features writer and reviewer for NME.com
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Skills
  • Copywriting
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Feature Writing
  • Sub-editing
  • Journalism
  • Blog Writing
  • Editorial
  • Content Marketing
  • Reviews
  • Basic Screenwriting
Education
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    1st Class BA (Hons) Journalism and Film StudiesKingston University
     - Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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    HND Print Journalism (Distinction)Ballyfermot College
     - Dublin, Ireland
Awards
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    Screencraft Horror Screenwriting CompetitionScreencraft
    Semi-finalist
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    Shore Scripts Feature Screenwriting CompetitionShore Scripts
    Semi-finalist
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