Graphic Design, Illustration & Hand Lettering.

I am a senior graphic designer with more than twenty years of professional experience. In that time I have worked with an amazing spectrum of clients ranging from small local businesses, to iconic global brands. My specialities are brand creation (including logo design), print collateral, illustration, and hand lettering. My super power is idea generation, which is an asset to any creative project or team. I live to create beautiful things and to work with those who aim for excellence and provide quality products or services!


I understand, if you don’t completely know what you need or what to expect when hiring a designer. Finding a designer that not only meets your needs but is also reliable and pleasant to work with can be time consuming, and a lot like playing the lottery. You need someone with a track record of proven experience, and a work ethic that adds rocket boosters to your project or brand. (Keep scrolling down to to read some testimonials)


Never fear! Part of what I do with clients is educate them on the creative process, and illuminate them with possibilities. Being totally transparent and willing to share my process with my clients gives them a great sense of ownership in the final product, and helps us reach solutions that we feel very confident and happy with. I’m don’t want to just be your designer, I want to be your ally!   


If you’re ready to take your brand presence to the next level then please contact me to discuss your needs, dreams, and ideas. My services can be tailored to meet virtually any project scope and budget.


Idea Generation

Brand Creation

Logo Design

Identity Systems

Print Collateral

Tee Shirt Graphics

Page Layout

Apparel Labels & Tags

Ad Design



Hand Lettering

Poster Design

Character Design


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Mark Atherton
810 E 28th Street  Vancouver, WA  98663

“Mark did a great job creating and implementing the murals in our NW and NE credit union offices. He was very patient with us “bankers” and was very professional…he hit all our deadlines and was never over budget. And, the best part of the process has been all the positive feedback we have received regarding his work; it has definitely been the featured element of our spaces.”

 Larry Ellifritz
CCCU |President/CEO


"Mark has been great to work with - super creative, fast and easy-going. We've worked with him on multiple design projects and he always brings a cool, fresh perspective and new ideas. His experience and talent have been invaluable."

Amy Hall
Grow Creative


“Mark is a very enthusiastic designer, eager to tackle projects and achieve the best possible result through rounds of creative dialogue. He is adaptable, yet is able to keep his personal design vision intact. He meets brief expectations and deadlines and is a pleasure to work with.”

Damon Waters
Senior Graphic Designer
Columbia Sportswear  


"Mark's design and concept work is great, he’s easy to work with and takes great direction and gives a poignant view point that only helps strengthen his work. I thoroughly enjoy working with him. He is a great asset or addition to any design team."

Mike Friolo
Senior Graphic Design category lead for PFG/PHG
Columbia Sportswear