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Mark Kingsley


For over 20 years, Mark Kingsley's work has been wide ranging in both experience and recognition, from a position at Landor as global creative lead on the Citi account, to branding projects with Ogilvy's Brand Innovation Group (BIG) and Hewlett-Packard advertising for Publicis & Hal Riney. He has also designed cosmetic packaging at Cosmair and for over 17 years, ran his own design studio, Greenberg Kingsley/NYC.


Notable projects from his career include a major ThankYou rewards credit card for Citi North America, a new logo and identity system for DoubleClick; five years of branding and advertising for Central Park SummerStage; packaging, product, and logo design for the Guggenheim Museum store; and branding for Sean Kelly Gallery, one of New York's most prestigious art galleries.


He has designed music packaging for John Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane, Pat Metheny, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Cassandra Wilson, Ted Nugent, Phil Collins, Denyce Graves, Quincy Jones, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Vijay Iyer, 10,000 Maniacs, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, Ginger Baker, Bette Midler, and Yes.


Professional accolades include a Grammy nomination; inclusion in AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers; a Broadcast Design Association Gold award; Judge's Choice from the Type Directors Club; and multiple recognitions from the Art Directors Club, Graphis magazine, and Print magazine.


Mark was a judge for American Illustration 21, a visiting critic at the Yale MFA graphic design program, and has contributed essays to books edited by Steven Heller and Debbie Millman. He was an author on SpeakUp, the first significant graphic design blog.


His work with SpeakUp was included in the National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, and his fine art has been exhibited at White Columns, Patrick Callery, and the Germans van Eck Gallery in New York City.


Mark received a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and attended seminars in post-structural theory at the Visual Studies Workshop.


Besides design and branding work at his new studio, Malcontent, he is currently creative director of Lendoor, a new investment platform leveraging Title III (Crowdfunding) of the JOBS Act.


Mark also writes a regular column for, the on-line presence of Rockport Publishers.

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