Mark HIll is a Boulder Colorado-based cartoonist and illustrator, and began drawing when he was old enough to hold a crayon without also eating it. This early self-imposed dietary restriction led
to work for some school newspapers, (the pre-school newspaper was the back of a spare Pampers.)
15 years later at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign, he worked at the student newspaper as a cartoonist, columnist and editor. After college, he was an art director for a large company near Chicago, and later worked as a syndicated political cartoonist.
Next was creating comic strips under contract for King Features Syndicate and Tribune Media.
Mark's recent work has been featured in over 200 media outlets, imcluding , Forbes, Wall Street Journal and NBC's Today Show and The Atlantic.
His corporate clients range from start ups to Fortune 100 firms, including Bayer, Cisco Systems, Google, Intel, McDonalds, Ralph Lauren and Time Warner.
He has also had the good fortune to illustrate books for a variety of publishers, including MacMillan, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Penguin, Random House and Wiley.
At times, Mark is still mildly tempted to eat/suck on his drawing utensils...but he uses a Wacom Cintiq digital drawing screen now, so there is a 120 volt "incentive" not to do so. (Technology has come a long way.)
The Process/How it Works:
Call or email to describe what you have in mind, for a cost and time estimate.
After being hired, Mark will create sketches and/or ideas, and will email these to you for your approval. After making any needed revisions, he''ll proceed with finished artwork, giving you high resolution digital files, in any format that you prefer.
95% of his clients are outside of his home state of Colorado...so he can create something for you, no matter where you are. Mark is often scheduled a week or two ahead, but he is happy to discuss your ideas now.
Feel free to visit his blog, The Dancing Moose to see what he's been up to lately.
Partial Client List:
Akamai, Arista Records, The Atlantic Magazine, Bayer Pharmaceutical, BBB, (national office), Blackrock Funds, Boeing Aviation, Boarshead Meats, CapGemini Corp., Cold Stone Creamery, Cisco Systems, Dartmouth University, Fidelity Investments, Google, Granite Corporation, Hearst Corp., The Home Depot, Hubspot, Intel Corporation, King Features, Kroger, McDonald's, Macmillan Publishing, Merck Pharmaceutical, Merk Funds, Northwestern Mutual, Penguin Books, Pepsi, Prentice Hall/Pearson Press, Ralph Lauren, Inc., Random House Books, Roche Pharmaceutical, Smithfield, Spyder Ski Sportswear, Stanford Business School, SteelCase Inc., Steuben Foods, SunTrust Financial, Taco Bell, Time Warner, Towers Watson, Tribune Media, University of Delaware, University of Southern California, Wiley Business Books.