About me


I’m a seasoned designer (25+ years) of the problem-solving kind, with an eye for clean aesthetics and good detail. I work mostly in marketing communications, building websites, designing brand identities and crafting data-driven graphics.

I enjoy getting involved in wide variety of areas throughout the marketing process for my clients – both creative and technical. This can mean anything from project planning and research, generating concepts, design detailing, to technical integrations and automated processes.


Design

I’m currently based at my own studio in Hertfordshire where I work with international clients on their branded communications. The projects I work on are mostly visual brand updates, website redesigns and data-driven graphics. We also create impact reports and other business publications where the design is important.

Digital

I also build digital things with no-code (or low-code) development methods. For clients this involves building digital marketing workflows and integrations, along with supporting and training them in using digital marketing tools. On the personal side I experiment a lot with no-code tools, aiming to build useful things for myself and others.


Side projects

Brandpage
A brand tool for designers I co-founded with a developer friend. Create one central web page with all your brand’s details and assets.

Calm Corners
iOS curated directory app of small, calm spaces in London. One of my no-code experiments – this was built with Glide and Google Sheets. Currently invitation only, while I populate the directory.

markbowley.photo
This is a small collection of my photography, something I currently do as a hobby.

Career history

I started out in the mid-90s designing and developing brands and marketing communications at big name agencies in London, including The Team, Lambie-Nairn, Brand Union and Turnbull Ripley. You can read more about this part of my career on my LinkedIn profile.

Between 2009 and 2014 I was frequently contracted for Carphone Warehouse. This involved design leadership (incl. UI & UX) on their My Hub web and mobile apps, including a number of trips to California to oversee implementation. I also lead the redesign of the Geek Squad UK website, and provided UX and design planning for a mobile insurance product.


“Someone who you can respect and trust.”
globalgovernmentforum.com

“Wow! You have nailed it.”
NFP Consulting

“I really like the way you communicate.”
Jane Cordell

“Mark’s design skills have been instrumental”
Dixons Carphone