Mark Thornicroft

Freelance Graphic Designer, Creative Artworker and Retoucher

Level
Senior
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

It’s been 15 years since I made the decision to become a freelancer – long enough to know that when you need external support, you need someone who’ll turn up on time, take in information quickly, get their head down and never dodge their tea round. Whether you book me for three days or three months, I’ll invest myself fully in your brief, your brand and your company culture, working with drive and positivity (even when it’s Monday and it’s raining). I specialise in design, creative artwork and retouching, with loads of experience across digital, advertising, branding, large format, packaging, direct mail and point-of-sale. One of the things I love most about being freelance is that I stay creatively agile. I thrive on the challenge of adapting myself, and can often bring a new perspective and fresh thinking to projects and teams. With experience at a high level in prestigious global agencies and companies, as well as within smaller firms, I’m confident shaping a project where needed. I also know when to shut up and get on with it! I’m very comfortable planning and keeping projects on track, and I work with mutual respect and trust alongside creatives, account managers, developers, printers and clients at all levels. But enough about me. Get in touch and let me know how I can help you.

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Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Artworking
  • Photo Retouching
  • Visualisation
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Typography
  • Digital Artwork
  • Digital Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • BMB

    BMB

    • Advertising
  • MTCOMM

    MTCOMM

    • Design
  • F

    Freestone Creative

    • P

      PA Consulting Group

      Work history

      Currently

      Designer/Creative Artworker/Retoucher

      MTCOMM

      Mar 2004
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Recent Clients: Royal London, TB, Agency Space, Geometry, Embrace, Design Bridge, Skanska, Ocado, Twelve Studio, Ogilvy, BBH, Imagination, Tesco and Dixons Group Disciplines: Advertising, Branding, Catalogues, Corporate Identity, Direct Mail, Exhibitions, Literature, Digital, Publishing, Packaging, Point of Sale and Retail

      2004

      Senior Designer

      Freestone Creative

      May 2003 - Mar 2004
      • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Clients: Abbey, Aston Martin, Korg, Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Rohan and Yamaha Disciplines: Advertising, Branding, Catalogues, Corporate Identity, Direct Mail, Exhibitions, Literature, Digital, Publishing, Packaging and Point of Sale

      2003

      Senior Designer

      BMB

      Mar 2003 - May 2003
      • Luton, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Clients: Centre Parcs, Chevrolet, Saab and Vauxhall Disciplines: Advertising, Branding, Catalogues, Direct Mail, Literature, Digital, Point of Sale and Retail

      2003

      Senior Designer and Artworker

      Design United

      Jun 2001 - Mar 2003
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Clients: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Barbican Centre, Boosey Media, British Gas, Heals, Lloyds Register of Shipping, The Patent Office, City of London Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Tradewinds Disciplines: Advertising, Branding, Corporate Identity, Literature, Publishing and Packaging

      2001

      Senior Designer and Artworker

      Bulletproof Design

      Feb 2000 - Jun 2001
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Clients: Coca-Cola, Eidos, Kimberly-Clark, Nike, Promax UK and Virgin Trains Disciplines: Advertising, Branding, Corporate Identity, Exhibitions, Literature, Packaging, Point of Sale and Retail

      2000

      Middleweight Designer

      Fahrenheit Creative

      May 1997 - Feb 2000
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Clients: Acclaim, Amnesty International, EMI, Exley, Hasbro, HMV Classics and Sir Robert McAlpine Disciplines: Advertising, Catalogues, Corporate Identity, Illustration, Literature, Publishing and Packaging

      1996

      Magazine Designer

      MAP Publishing

      Nov 1996 - May 1996
      • St Albans, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Clients: In-house Disciplines: Publishing

      1996

      Middleweight Designer

      Peacock Design

      Aug 1996 - Nov 1996
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Clients: BBC, BBC Worldwide, Chrysalis, EMI, Pearson, Polygram and Universal Disciplines: Advertising, Corporate Identity, Literature, Packaging, Point of Sale and Moving Image

      1996

      Magazine Designer

      Nexus Media

      Apr 1994 - Aug 1996
      • Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Clients: In-house Disciplines: Publishing and Exhibitions

      1994

      Junior Typographic Designer

      PA Consulting Group

      Jul 1993 - Apr 1994
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Clients: GlaxoSmithKline, Northern Foods, Rhone Poulenc, Schweppes, Thames Water and Wessex Water Disciplines: Literature and Recruitment Advertising

      Education

      1993

      HND Typographic Design

      London College of Printing

      Sep 1991 - Aug 1993
      • London, United Kingdom

      1991

      BTEC OND in Graphic Design

      Dunstable College

      Sep 1989 - Aug 1991
      • London, United Kingdom

      1989

      BTEC Diploma in Design

      Dunstable College

      Sep 1988 - Aug 1989
      • Dunstable, United Kingdom