Mark Karwowski

Graphic Designer

Level
Mid Level
Location
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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About me

I’m a multi-disciplined Graphic Designer working in the creative industry. Currently, I work at one of the leading in-house marketing teams in Scotland.

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Skills

  • Print Design
  • Photography
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Logo Design
  • Editoral Design
  • Advert Design
  • Photo Editing
  • Photo Retouching
  • Branding Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • 999 Design

    999 Design

    • Design
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    Whitespace

    • T

      Teviot

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        Arnold Clark

        Work history

        Currently

        Designer

        Arnold Clark

        Jan 2015
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I work on a diverse range of projects in my day-to-day work, supporting various branches with print and promotional material such as new car launches and weekend events. My work output ranges from posters to direct mail to develop design elements that can be used in Google GDNs and various other digital formats. I work to tight timescales, often being required to prepare press advertisements to be sent to the printer within a few hours. Working closely with stakeholders and franchise managers, I develop creative marketing solutions to solve sales issues and aid in communication with in-house staff. These solutions usually consist of campaign plans and presentations. My goal is to communicate effectively to the customer so they are receiving the right information to make their car buying experience, and any dealings with Arnold Clark services, easy and stress-free. I have worked with franchises such as BMW, MINI, Peugeot, Arnold Clark Motorstore, Mercedes-Benz, Vauxhall, Renault, Dacia and various in-house campaigns. I was also allowed to be a part of the team that developed the new Arnold Clark brand and visual collateral for the head office in Hillington, Glasgow.

        Currently

        Graphic Designer

        999 Design

        Jun 2011
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • I interviewed and was the successful candidate chosen for a graduate placement at 999 Design in Glasgow. I had the opportunity to work on various briefs with the design team.

        2015

        Designer

        Teviot

        May 2014 - Feb 2015
        • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Prior to working at Arnold Clark, I had the great opportunity to work for Teviot Creative, one of the leading design agencies in Edinburgh. While at this company, we were divided into small pods, each being assigned an account to work on. My pod worked with The Regis Corporation, a hair salon company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a portfolio of over 9,700 hair salons across the globe. I helped to provide various design requirements, creating a vast range of print material for the salons, including point-of-sale, brochures, and digital advertising.

        2012

        Graphic Designer

        Whitespace

        Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
        • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • After graduating from art school, I completed a Graduate Design Placement with Whitespace Studio. My main role was to work on social media campaigns, branding and advertising.

        2014

        Graphic Designer

        Loxley Colour

        Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Created and developed branded literature, on-brand visuals and other collateral for a broad range of visual communications, including display and exhibition stand artwork, presentation graphics, advertisements and promotional literature, as well as product development. Provided vital advice on the use of design and print, as well as guidance on the application of our corporate branding and style. I created the key designs and produced corporate merchandise, as well as assisted in the maintenance of the digital image library.

        2011

        Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • I was chosen from my graduating class for a summer design internship for Brand Union, an award-winning global brand agency in London. This was an invaluable stepping stone that helped me gain hands-on experience and meet leading industry designers.

        2014

        Graphic Designer

        markkarwowski.com

        Jan 2010 - Jan 2014
        • Falkirk, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Over the past few years, I have developed a small client list of local businesses where my services are to create branding, visuals, advertisements and social media artwork. The key is to meet the requirements of the client and to help develop their brand's visual language. Also, provide a service of original designed illustrations and artwork for private collections or corporate business

        Education

        Currently

        HND Graphic Design

        Forth Valley College

        Jul 2006
        • Falkirk, United Kingdom
        • Successful passed the Graphic Design HND at Forth Valley College and was merited for my writing assessments.

        2012

        Jul 2010 - Jun 2012
        • Dundee, United Kingdom
        • I got an unconditional entry into 3rd year of the Graphic Design BDes(Hons) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Activities and Societies: I was had the task of being the Treasurer of the Graphic Design's Society, whose aim was to raise funds for class of 2012.

        2010

        HND Arts and Design

        Forth Valley College

        Jul 2008 - Jun 2010
        • Falkirk St, Hackney, London N1, UK
        • I left the second year of the BA Art and Design and transferred to Dundee Art School's. By the end of that year I was awarded a HND in Art & Design.