|Born||in Belleville, Illinois, USA|
Mini Bio (1)
After receiving a BFA in Industrial Design and a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Washington in Seattle, Mark moved to San Francisco in 1983. There, he worked in product/exhibit design, architectural models and illustration, and toy design (designing a children's ergonomic hand shovel for Discovery Toys and KID that has been mimicked the world over). In 1989, he was hired at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic.
Over the next 13 years, as a storyboard/concept artist, visual effects art director -- and beginning in 1996 the ILM Art Department Creative Director -- Mark had the privilege of working with many luminary directors including: John Carpenter, Nicholas Meyer, Frank Oz, Tim Burton, Stephen Sommers, Rob Cohen, Brian De Palma, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Ang Lee.
In 2002, Mark went freelance, moved to Texas, and has since worked on films with directors Robert Rodriguez, Mike Judge, Jonathan Liebesman, Jon Favreau, and Jeff Nichols. In 2012, Mark began consulting with 900 lbs of Creative in Dallas on a variety of projects for feature films and interactive museum exhibits.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lance Rayfield