The way I see it, no matter where I work, I will always have two jobs.

To help the people I work with create the best work humanly possible. 

And to make the people I work for hugely successful.

I've built my career on doing both.

I'm an award-winning Creative Director, Copywriter, and cross-functional team leader with a proven track record of success across all media for a diverse mix of well-known brands and clients. I try to bring positive energy, common sense, and innovative solutions to any project, big or small. I love solving complex business problems using simple, unexpected ideas and well-told stories that make people feel or do something.

If I can do that for you, please

WORK PORTFOLIO

CLIENTS I'VE WORKED WITH

THINGS PEOPLE SAY

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Mark's work in repositioning St. Louis has received national acclaim and has been a critical asset in changing perceptions of our community. I've found Mark's style inclusive, engaged and collaborative. He works exceptionally well with clients in developing strategy and supervising work that is as strategically focused as it is creative and appealing.

BRIAN HALL

Chief Marketing Officer

Explore St. Louis

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If you’re looking for someone to lead your creative team with passion and vision, Mark’s your guy. He finds the right balance of doing what’s right for his clients to move the business, but champions against mediocrity and defends the integrity of the creative. He’s always done strong work for McDonald’s, and his reel is full of stellar work for other brands.

MARK CARLSON

Senior Creative Director

McDonald's

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Simply put, in all these years

I have never had a better experience than the five years I spent working with Mark. Mark is brilliantly original, sophisticated in his understanding of consumer behavior, a strong proponent of qualitative research, consistently on time and on budget, and, most importantly, creates and executes concepts that really work.

DAN LENNON

Director of Marketing

Missouri Division of Tourism