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My name is Mark Tzerelshtein. I’m a freelance Art Director and Designer with strong conceptual and art-focused vision. I have more than 20 years experience in editorial and commercial design, working for a variety of consumer and trade publications in different fields: sports, lifestyle, pets, education. The success of my career as a freelancer relies on my ability to create a unique identity for a specific project and professionally execute the concept into a final product. Strong communication skills, understanding ideas and meeting client’s needs are some of my best advantages. My knowledge of the pre-press process ensures the satisfaction for print-related jobs and makes the transferring of files to the printer smooth and problem-free. Aside from print, I have also designed and maintained web sites for my clients.


My focus is to join interesting projects or publications, which are in need of an experienced professional — someone they can put their confidence in to carry out beautiful results, from start to finish. As an experienced freelance Art Director and Designer, I look forward to collaborating with you and contributing my set of skills and expertise to your upcoming projects.   >> full resume


My clients:


"Mark is one of the finest designers I have ever worked with. He is simply outstanding and has constantly performed at the highest levels. I have complete faith in his work and his abilities. He is easy to work with and delivers the work on time and on budget. He has designed books, magazines and ads for Concrete Wave, AXS Longboard Retailer and Snow Skater/Powder Surfer Magazine. I have recommend Markintosh to over four different publishers and all of them had or continue to have a great experience with him."

– Michael Brooke, Publisher, Concrete Wave Magazine


"As an editor, I'm very fortunate to work with a design pro like Mark, an opinion I'm confident his other clients share. I continue to learn from him and am constantly impressedby his excellent work. Editors and art directors work very closely together, often under very stressful conditions of tight deadlines. Nine-to-five, it's definitely not! Mark not only brings superb creative and technical skills to the task, but also keeps his design work fresh and current — all without any hint of "artistic temperament". His in-depth knowledge

of print processes and requirements as well 

as websavvy are also major assets."

– Judy Johnson, Editor, Wedding Essentials Magazine


"Mark is one of the most gifted designers I have had the pleasure to work with. He can literally take a layout written in crayon and turn it into something that is not only print worthy but visually engaging and highly attention catching. All the while still letting the images and text speak."

– Malakai Kingston, CIO Silverfish


"Mark is one of our best hires and we really on him for our most important jobs. He is quick, creative and easy to work with, which is everything you can ask for in an art director."

— Wallie Seto, President, Career Insider Media

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