Military brat, poor, college student, fine artist, model, war, machine gunner and martial arts instructor, United States Marine Corps Veteran, homeless, designer, art director, marketing professional and now founder & CEO of BRICKS Creative Group LLC. In that order.
As you see, my life has been nothing short of interesting. It’s most apparent when people hear my story and say, “You should write a book.” I tell them about going to war, getting injured while there and surviving --only to get hit by a street sweeper as a civilian and later become homeless.
I would have never been able to predict my life’s turn of events, but in my opinion, it has encouraged me to build a leader’s mentality. In addition, I am able to inspire and motivate others.
I believe my purpose on this planet is to learn as much as possible, solve problems and help others build great businesses. This is my mission: to make sure that BRICKS, my company, does this for people and businesses worldwide. And while I’m not sure what else life has in store for me, I can guarantee that I will be very successful.
Birthdate : 01/24/1985
Instagram : markanthony_marshall
Phone : + 312.242.3344 Ext 701
Email : email@example.com
Business : www.brickscg.com
Address : 222 W Merchandise Mart, 1871 Chi, IL 60654
BRICKS Creative Group
Making a difference.
Lead a team of 5 designers, 2 copywriters, one photographer, and working closely with marketing, digital and product teams for Wilsons' largest business unit, Racquet Sports. My responsibilities include creating effective solutions for $750 million dollars of business which, are Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Padel, Pickelball, Platform, Racquetball, Wilson Strings, Luxilon Strings and Tennis Balls.
The creative solutions and responsibilities range from UX/UI design, social media concept and strategy development, digital banners, print ads, vendor relations, employee mentoring, package design, in-store POP displays, production design, shopper marketing, product graphic design, leading video and photo shoots with pro players.
Accomplishments: Established weekly meetings for the Racquet Business unit. Result? Increased efficiency in communication and project completion rate. Helped to bring product graphic design in-house to decrease spending on outside vendors. Increased the ability to initiate and complete the majority of web design projects in-house.
MarkTen - Developed creative for email blasts as well as maintaining and updating assets for the website. Created a way for MarkTen to advertise on shelf that had never been done before. Designed and developed MarkTen packaging. Pitched commercial ideas and concepts.
Verve/Verve Chews - Designed for pitches and presentations. Also created a new way to design their future Verve direct mailers.
Oct 2014- May 2015
Developed conceptual executions for a few of WI clients which include Skinny Girl Vodka, Courvoisier and 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey. Filled in as a designer for Degree/Unilever
Aug 2014-Nov 2014
Global Junior Designer/Art Director for PrimaLoft (Create look and feel, design collateral, print and online media, art direct photoshoots for image library, and design tradeshow booth displays etc) Other Clients: commonground, Primaloft, Bicardi, Nissan, Coca-Cola, Illinois Lottery, Nike, AutoZone, NBC Universal, and Coors Light
•Hand illustrated typography
May 2013- Feb 2014
United States Marine Corps
•Monitored and maintained communications in Afghanistan improving mission accomplishment
•Effectively instructed and tested several Marines in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
•Performed Cyber Security presentations on behalf of the Commandant of the Marine Corps
•Ordered and maintained computer assets for HQ Battalion supporting 2,000+ Marines
•Promoted to Sergeant
Aug 2008-Aug 2012
Bachelor of Fine Art
Director of Ambassadors Residential Adviser
2003-2008 - 2012
Mark-Anthony is a creative and passionate designer who is always exploring intelligent solutions to challenging design problems. His work ranges from conservative to cutting edge... a chameleon that always keeps the client's needs in the forefront of his mind—resulting in appropriate and effective design solutions. That said, he's also enjoyable to work with.
Chuck Gniech - Adjunct Professor at Triton College
Mark-Anthony is a true professional. As a young Cpl (E-4) he was put in charge of a section normally lead by a Staff Sergeant (E-6) and lead the section firmly and fairly. His intelligence in data communications enabled him to provide the necessary leadership and customer service that the command was accustomed to. This was not by mistake. He proved himself time and again. As a Multi-Channel Wideband Operator, Mark-Anthony was put in charge of several teams to keep those links open. Vital communications transmitting over those lines, he learned what was transmitting over those lines in order to keep priority lines up without major interruption. He again proved himself flexible by attending and completing the Marine Corps Martials Arts Instructor program. Mark-Anthony's personality is electric and invigorating. He can put a smile on any customers face.
George Gubko Jr. - Information Systems Coordinator at Distribution Management Office
From concept to completion, this Art Director, along with his passion for design and great work ethic can make it happen. Mark-Anthony provides a level of enthusiasm that will make any team motivated to work and create the best experience possible.
Steve Feliciano - UX/UI Designer & Developer
It's people like Mark-Anthony that keep me excited about the creative world. He's super-talented and an extremely nice and accommodating person to work with - a killer combination in my mind. I always valued the work he brought to any project. He had a thirst for creating and doing cool stuff that continually had him approaching me for extra assignments. And equally when swamped would rarely turn me down when I needed his help. He's a value to any team. Bring him on and find out.
I would definitely seek his services again.
Mark Graham - Creative Director/Art Director at Freelance
Mark-Anthony was an incredibly driven, creative, business man at an early age. I had the pleasure of managing Mark-Anthony while he was a student. During that time he was incredibly responsible and dependable as an employee. He is self driven and motivated by his accomplishments. I wish Mark-Anthony all the best and please feel free to contact me for a direct reference.
Jenna Barnes - Chicago, Illinois
Mark-Anthony has a phenomenal work ethic and is an extremely talented designer with an eye to the details. He's passionate, has a positive attitude and is the consummate professional! He's a true problem solver and always willing to step up to get the job done. I highly recommend Mark-Anthony to future employers!
Lizzie Kafitz - Account Supervisor at Leo Burnett
Mark-Anthony has more vision and ambition than most could ever dream of having. When combined with his strong work ethic it's no wonder that he's doing great things. I enjoyed working with him and look forward to seeing where he goes.
Lizzie Kafitz - Account Supervisor at Leo Burnett
It's been great to work with Mark-Anthony so far. He has a unique creative style that my categories really benefit from. We have worked on and executed several global projects. Mark-Anthony has been a total team player and an asset for me. I look forward to seeing what Mark-Anthony has in store creativity for my categories.
Chris Clark - Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Address: 222 W. Merchandise Mart Chicago IL, 60654
Phone: 312.242.3344 Ext 701