Mark Shields
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Mark Shields

Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Mural & Graffiti ArtistNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Mark Shields
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Mark Shields

Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Mural & Graffiti ArtistNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
About me
I am a passionate creative, currently working freelance, across a wide range of mediums and projects. I have a lot of experience working in independent music culture as well as over 15 years experience creating mural and graffiti art. My creative style is a combination of my skills in different areas, which have developed and influenced each other over time. I am always looking for new and exciting projects to work on as well as connecting with other creative individuals.
Projects
  • Geordie Shore - Tyne Bridge Mural
    Geordie Shore - Tyne Bridge MuralMural artwork designed and painted onto the front of the Geordie Shore house as featured in the series on MTV. The brief was to create a design which would work well on camera so I focussed on creating something bright, colourful and impactful which works with the space.
  • MFMF - Vom Silo Bis W
    MFMF - Vom Silo Bis WRemix album cover illustration and design for vinyl record sleeve and labels for MFMF, a collaborative project between Rapper Mastermind and producer Faf, released on 95records.ch. The artwork features imagery inspired by the guys hometown, depicting a journey from one side of town to the other which is represented in the title (From Silo to the W). I created the illustration works in a night time setting to reflect the mood of the release whcih has a heavy hitting hip hop sound overall.
  • Digital Wall Mural
    Digital Wall MuralI created this illustration for a private commission for a client to have printed and installed as a large format wallpaper print. The design features his favourite movie, game and rap icons in a graffiti style composition.
  • Ocean Wisdom - Wizville
    Ocean Wisdom - WizvilleVinyl sleeve and label Design for Ocean Wisdom's second album - Wizville
  • Wiley - Givenchy Bag
    Wiley - Givenchy BagPackshot artwork / Remix artworks / digital promo
  • Jam Baxter - Touching Scenes
    Jam Baxter - Touching ScenesAlbum artworks / Print & web promo Original Artwork by Charlie Immer.
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Work history
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    Freelance CreativeMark One87
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomFreelance
    For the past 7 years I have worked on a freelance basis for a wide range of clients, creating artwork in a variety of mediums for print and web. My work ranges from logo design to large scale mural artworks and I also work on comunity art projects and events.
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    Art Director / Graphic Designer / IllustratorHigh Focus Records
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    I worked with High Focus for a number of years creating designs for both print and web, ranging from album art and music packaging, to flyer design and web promotions. I created works for the label itself as well as artworks for individual artists' releases and PR campaigns.
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Skills
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Mural Art
  • Mural Painting
  • Mural Design
  • Graffiti
  • Art
  • Adobe
  • Art Direction
  • Music Artwork
Education
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    BA(Hons) Graphic DesignNorthumbria University
     - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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    Graphic DesignNewcastle college
     - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    A level Graphic design Media Studies Psychology