My name is Mark Alvis. I'm a thinker, musician, and visual designer. I drink too much coffee, and spend most of my free time chasing around my three wonderful daughters (twins Ruby & Scarlett, and Olive our youngest) with my wife of 10 years.

I am a systems-minded creative with a love for product, packaging and identity design. I also have a serious hankering for strategy and rationale - let's get nerdy! 12 years experience: print, packaging, interactive, and identity. Strategy, systems, and substance - oh my! Enneagram Type 5 :)

My creative disciplines include research, ideation, sketching, typography, layout and creative strategy. I love to create identity systems. I use Adobe CC Suite for Mac, with Sketch and Craft InVision for interactive work.

I really love digging down to discover the heart of the problem. Design isn't just about decoration, it lives or dies by one’s ability to clearly execute a solution that works.

The design process is very important to me. I have developed a meticulous process that works for me. It’s a unique opportunity to look at a project from the viewers perspective. When done right, a design project is built to easily answer the questions the user has, but also inspire action. I love defining and creating solutions to these type of complex problems - using psychology, strategy and a little emotional ninjutsu.

Good design make things simpler, and more beautiful.

Photograph by Mark Alvis