IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING

i’m MARK-ANTHONY MARSHALL

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Mark-Anthony Marshall

Be Better Everyday

Life...

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 : creator@markanthonymarshall.com
Business : www.brickscg.com
Address : 222 W Merchandise Mart, 1871 Chi, IL 60654

  • Motivational Speaker
  • Creator
  • Problem Solver

Evidence

  • 01
    Founder

    BRICKS Creative Group

    Making a difference.

    JUL 2016-Present

  • 02
    GLOBAL ART DIRECTOR

    Wilson Sports

    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.

    Jun 2015-2016

  • 03
    SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

    Leo Burnett

    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

  • 04
    FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR

    Walton Isaacson

    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

  • 05
    Junior Designer/Art Director

    Commonground

    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

    •Art Direction,
    •Design Solutions,
    •Image Manipulation
    •Photo-Retouching
    •Presentation Design
    •Print Layout
    •Digital display
    •Hand illustrated typography
    •Concept/Brainstorm

    May 2013- Feb 2014

  • 06
    SERGEANT/S6 CHIEF/MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR/MACHINE GUNNER

    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

Education

  • 01
    The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago

    Bachelor of Fine Art

    Director of Ambassadors Residential Adviser

    2003-2008 - 2012

Skills

Abilities
  • Creative 100%
  • Leadership 75%
  • Communication 70%
  • Graphic Design 90%
  • ART DIRECTION 95%
  • English 90%
  • French 30%
  • Effective Speaking 75%
  • Strategy 85%
  • MARKETING 85%

The Proof

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