Read what others have to say about working with me.
Kelsey Bozanich, Communications Strategy Director, 72andSunny
“I am a better strategist after having the opportunity to work with Mark and I’d be willing to bet that all of his coworkers would easily say the same. Mark has an amazing ability to think both top down and bottom up; grounding all of his work first and foremost in culture and user behaviour. He always brings a fresh outside perspective to any project he works on.
I’m inspired by his ability to always work in service of people (users and coworkers alike) and not advertising. It helps everyone around him push the definition of creative opportunity.
Most importantly, he has a phenomenal record collection and fashion sense. I’ll miss Mark as a coworker and a staple in 72andSunny AMS culture.”
Mareka Stake, Senior Writer, 72andSunny
“Mark has been my desk mate for 2 glorious years. He’s a gentleman, a real giver of time and knowledge, a careful and considerate thinker, a pitcher-inner on sandbox playing about, and a voracious meme and face filter consumer and maker. I’m gutted he’s leaving, but I know he’ll go on to make his personal brand of grey boxes shine gloriously elsewhere.”
Nic Owen, President, 72andSunny
“Mark brings so many things to any project or company. Not only his deep skill in his specialism; linking technical excellence with pragmatism, but also his passion to enhance the bonds within the team; going beyond to make every output better and optimizing the culture itself, through positive reinforcement and calming vibes. Meta UX in full force. He’s also great at memes, mentoring, fighting for the underdog, hats, coats and being tall.”
Olivia Hedman, Strategist, 72andSunny
“Mark’s ability to simplify, distill and bring clarity stretches much beyond the work itself. It even stretches beyond his impact on the creative process. It’s most apparent in his role as a manager.
He has the traits any good leader should have: he is attentive and good at listening, but most of all he’s humble enough to learn about what you want to learn. And in combination with that skill, he’s also proactive and analytical enough to help bring clarity and show a clear path forward for anyone he manages in both work and life.
It just so happens, all of these traits also make him a successful Experience Designer that can bring clarity, structure & progress to any problem you need to solve. It’s been a pleasure to work under Mark, and I hope we get to work together soon again”
Michael Roberts, Communications Strategy Director, 72andSunny
“Mark’s the kind of person you want working with your business. Craftsman and thought leader, he can simultaneously balance wireframes and strategic vision. Mark knows when to act and when to question. He brings integrity, determination and inspiration in spades. everyone at 72andSunny Amsterdam is richer for Mark’s time here; he leaves us all better-chart-drawers, with a greater grasp of internet culture and more lateral in our thought.
Mark and I worked as a strategy and UX director duo on short and long term projects for Google, IKEA and Klarna. it started small, escalated quickly and resulted in effective work that I’ll be proud of for a long time”
Tom Blackshire, SEO Consultant
“When I worked with Mark, everything that he contributed, through both his work and in a discussion, was carefully considered and thought through. I found myself stopping to think and constantly adapting my thought process in response to his contributions.
He has a deep understanding of how SEO and UX combine to meet the requirements of both search engine bots and humans. Something that is rarely found in a UX Designer is the ability to design an experience that also meets best practice SEO.
His personality is probably one of his greatest assets, I’ll always remember when he placed a picture of Notorious BIG with the caption, “Mo Features, Mo Problems” on the wall!
Mark is someone that I still turn to for advice, years after we first worked together and I hold him in the highest possible regard.”
Duncan McKenzie, Lead Product Manager, British Film Institute
“Mark is an outstanding UXD. I worked with Mark on the redesign and re-platform of BFI Player. Mark works well with the rest of the dev team, is self managed and excellent at presenting to stakeholders.
Mark quickly gained a good understanding of an industry and business model he had not worked on before. Furthermore he has a very good understanding of the user needs and is focused on driving for the best journey whilst still achieving our business objectives.
What is most astonishing about Mark is the speed at which he can deliver designs across a range of screen sizes.”
Fiona Whitehead, Expansion Lead, General Assembly
“Mark is an excellent UX instructor and we are lucky to have him part of the General Assembly instructor community.
Passionate, patient and kind with students. He is also terrific to work with, and we look forward to seeing more of him in the classroom.”
Laura Hasting, Educational Programme Producer and Alumni Lead, General Assembly
“Mark is one of the most generous people I’ve had the fortune to work with.
He’s willing to make valuable connections as well as giving his own time to advising and mentoring students outside of the programmes he leads at General Assembly.
His calm nature, vast experience and knowledge of resources makes him a well rounded, thought provoking instructor. He also has one of the best wardrobes of anyone I know.
I look forward to my next opportunity to work with Mark as he always brings a new angle to the discussion and relevant insight to make compelling lectures. “
Ana Carolina Bernado, UX Designer
Mark is an incredible, amazing professional and a great (and very tall!) person. He approached the class with energy but in a calm way, which made the students feel at ease and excited about the course.
He has an amazing energy and passion, which is always present on all the things he does. It was very nice to see how during the course he captivated each student by working with them to their specific needs.
His knowledge about all things UX is insane, which partnered with his extensive experience is a killer combo. Look forward to have another opportunity to work with him!
Alex Barclay, Strategy & Innovation Principal
“I’ll be very plain here: Mark is an exceptional talent and whoever hires him next will see him add value immediately – literally as soon as he’s given a brief he’ll run with it and add insight, a craftsman’s deft touch and a whole heap of creativity to get the job not simply out the door but out the door with bells and bows on.
He’s entrepreneurial too – someone who’s in the stream of things and well networked – and driven to deliver high quality work that makes a difference.
A heart of gold, a skilled hand and an expert eye too. It’s a no-brainer really.”
Simon Beckerman, Founder of Depop
“Mark is a very interesting person. He loves everything he does and puts a lot of passion and heart in it.
His technical skills are very high and his know-how in the user experience and interface design are unique.
He also has a very good sensibility and style, which makes him able to work on consumer products with great knowledge on how to engage people.
His vision is also very interesting. Very forward thinking.
I highly recommend working with him!”
Max Fumagalli, Senior UX/UI Designer, Depop
“I recommend him simply because he’s a great designer with a complete vision from Web to Mobile. I got to work for one year at his side and he gave me a passion that I thought lost in Depop. We made a great team, and were able to make a change in production. He introduced a new way to approach and solve problems involving the people who worked at his side.
Fast in the right way, which is to go direct to the nuts of the problem and highlight immediately a way for a proper solution. A unique person, he has managed to create a good feeling with me and stimulate me to do better and better every day. When two designers work as he and I have worked there wasn’t a problem or feature that couldn’t be solved or created.
Very helpful with all within Depop, he has introduced the ability to share his knowledge with people who do not work in design teams, patient in explaining to them why many of our choices.
If I had the chance I would like to work with him again.”
Robert Surpateanu, UX Lead, Just Eat
“I had the great pleasure to work alongside Mark as part of the product department @JustEat.
From Desktop to Wearables, Mark’s work has one eye for the present, while the other is overlooking the future. Good sense of humour, attention to detail and passion for design, is what makes him one of the best colleagues to have.”
Adam Silver, UX Engineer, Just Eat
“Mark is the best UX designer I have worked with. He totally understands and embraces the (responsive) web, which is very rare in the industry.
Whilst navigating through very harsh constraints Mark managed to improve the experience significantly. I only imagine what he could have done without constraints.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and would love to work with him in the future. Anyone who hires Mark is very lucky indeed.”
Joe Jackson, Media Planner, Havas
“Mark is not only a highly skilled UX designer but he is one of the best creatives I have worked with.
During his time as a UX Designer at Mobext, Mark continued to share his wealth of knowledge with all and was more than happy to input his expertise opinion. He often has a unique view on any strategic / business objective and brings value where ever he goes.
He is an inspirational team player with a lot to offer to any idea, business or company.”
Andrew Jennings, Associate Director, Havas
“An absolute pleasure to work with Mark is great in a team in coming up with solutions to problems and briefs. A great guy with a never ending pot of references and a curious mind he is an advantage to have on any piece of work in hand.
Highly creative, highly driven and great with time management he can turn his hand to anything.”
Geraldine Sancho, Head of Marketing, Shopcade
“Mark worked on some of the most significant projects at Shopcade. An extremely talented designer with expert knowledge in UX and UI, Mark is passionate about his work and always giving 150%.
His attention to detail, professionalism and ability to quickly absorb a problem and come up with a solution, was a major asset and factor in the success of the projects given to him.
Mark is really supportive, personable and a great team player. It’s always been a real pleasure to work with him.”
Shanna Gualtieri, Senior Online Marketing Manager, Shopcade
“It was such an amazing experience to work with Mark. Mark’s expansive knowledge on all things digital, design and the value of a quality user experience is very admirable.
Mark is one of those guys in the office who is the ‘go to’ for any emerging digital trend explanation be it for advertising, social media, SEO or blogging in which myself and my team truly admired Mark for.
At Shopcade, Mark worked on numerous user driven projects and each step of the way communicated his insights in a clear coherent manner in which the wider team from Management to our interns benefited from greatly. These insights and designs Mark produced helped create successful user driven product developments, marketing, social media, SEO and advertising campaigns.
Mark as a colleague is a talented, fun and incredibly driven person whose highly developed UX and design skills, I feel would be invaluable to any product development team globally.
I would recommend Mark to any team who is looking for someone who loves to teach, share and deliver success to your business via the best source possible – an excellent user experience!”
Jane Bussmann, Writer and Director
“I was absolutely delighted with Mark’s work. He was unbelievably patient and thorough and I get great feedback on the site.
He did it all for a very reasonable cost and was able to answer any question I had. A great bloke too, sense of humour.”
Alan Rutter, Founder at Clever Boxer
“I worked with Mark on the website at Time Out, and continue to work with him as a business partner on Trashed (www.trashedmag.com). I’ve found his design skills to be second to none – he produces brilliant work, online and in print, and is constantly keeping track of the latest design trends and best practice.
He’s exceptionally quick at producing design iterations, and always open to feedback – and extremely calm under pressure. His skills also go well beyond web design into media trends, and his network of contacts ensures that if he doesn’t immediately know how to do something he can quickly find somebody who does. I would unhesitatingly recommend him.”