I’m Mark Arrowsmith*, a conceptual graphic designer and art director based in Manchester.

I believe firmly in the importance of an idea. It can communicate a message, define an identity, establish change and build brands of any size. 

For over a decade I’ve helped create work for the likes of adidas, Häagen-Dazs, Diageo, Umbro, Selfridges, Oak Tyres and Red Tractor.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the UK’s top design studios with broad responsibilities and creative freedom, building an understanding of the importance of collaboration and design exploration.

I'm currently available for freelance opportunities across the UK so please feel free to contact me.  

Designer & Art Director
United Kingdom
January 2020 - Present
After spending a 2019 on sabbactical travelling across Asia, I returned to the UK at the start of 2020 to pursue a career working for myself as Designer and Art Director. Since then, my time is now split working for both awarding creative agencys and directly with brands/clients. 

LOVE, Manchester
July 2016 - January 2019
LOVE is one of the UK’s leading design-led creative agencies, employing a compelling mix of specialists. Employed as a creative, my time was spent delivering work across numerous different disciplines for the likes of Diageo, Haagen Dazs, Umbro, Red Tractor and many more. In 2017 I was lucky enough to complete a four day training course learning 3D modeling and animation in Maxon Cinema4D.

Freelance Designer
North West, UK
July 2015 - July 2016
From July 2015 to July 2016 I spent my time freelancing for agencies across the UK as well as working independently for small businesses. During this time, I was also able to build on my close relationship with University of Central Lancashire, spending two semesters teaching the 1st and 4th year students.

Detail Creative, Manchester

July 2011 - July 2015
Fresh-faced and straight out of University I spent nearly 5 years at Detail Creative, a small start up design agency based in Manchester. Detail’s ethos to ‘Measure twice, cut once’ meant we became a trusted agency that lead to new work for adidas, adidas Originals, Under Armour, Oak Tyres and many more. As the agency grew, I grew too. From recruitment to pitch work, brand books to brews, I was part of the small team that helped Detail grow into an award winning agency.

September 2009 - August 2010
During my degree at UCLan I spent a year working as a placement for five leading design agencies in London. The year was spent developing my skills and learning about how a design studio goes about their day. The internships I was lucky to work at were Saatchi & Saatchi, NextBigThing, WonderlandWPA, Honey Creative and Mystery Creative.

Mark Arrowsmith
+44 (0)785 037 0405

— D&Ad Awards
— Creative Review
— Transform Awards
— Design Week

— adidas
— adidas Originals
— Diageo 
— Evergreen
— Foundry Film Studios
— Grouptyre
— Häagen-Dazs
— Haig Club
— Happy Beef
— Harlequins
— Oak Tyres
— Red Tractor
— Second City
— Selfridges
— The Gate Films
— Umbro
— Under Armour

*Also known as Coffee

New Business
I'm always keen to hear about interesting projects and opportunities so if you'd like to get in touch, please contact me.

+44 (0)785 037 0405