by Wardour – Mar 31, 2021
As one of our designers, Mark is responsible for injecting creative magic into our work. We asked him to share some insight into his role, what he enjoys most about being part of the Wardour team and the clients he has worked with, plus a few things we might not know about him.
Here's what he had to say.
Where has your career taken you so far?
Through a range of studios both agency and client side. Working on packaging, ad campaigns, web builds, motion graphics, vehicle livery, 30m-tall scaffold wraps, magazines, newspapers, album covers, and even a design seen by 900 million people at the exact same time – when it appeared in the opening ceremony of London 2012.
What does your role at Wardour involve?
Making the design of many different client accounts look as good as it can be. Quite often involving coming up with great campaign concepts and taking the lead on animation-based projects.
What are some of the most exciting projects you’ve worked on at Wardour?
I enjoyed the Newcastle University vision launch as it was a fully integrated campaign where a design appeared 20m tall on a huge billboard in central Newcastle. I also enjoyed a project for Barclays which involved shooting three commercials and having to cast and location scout.
What do you like most about working for Wardour?
Starting off as a print designer, 95% of the work I do now is digital which I really enjoy as a discipline. I also like the variety of projects I get to work on. Plus my colleagues are alright too.
Who would you invite to your post-lockdown dinner party and why?
My closest friends and family as I’ve not seen them for ages now. To be honest I’d probably be happy with the postman, having been starved of social contact for so long.
When you’re not designing and animating great content, what do you like doing?
Hanging out with my two-year-old son playing with trains and cars (purely for him of course).
What’s the best and worst thing about office life?
Best – lunchtime beers on a Friday.
Worst – the commute.
Who is your role mode, and why?
I really like Chris Kamara as he’s always so happy and doesn’t take himself too seriously. I think it’s a great way to live life.
If a movie were made about you, who would you like to play you, and why?
Morgan Freeman as he’d make me cool. I’d also get him to record my answer phone message whilst on set.
Surprise us! Tell us something your fellow Wardour team members might not know about you.
I was a rickshaw driver for two years. I've also met (and therefore know) who Banksy is.
Published Mar 31, 2021