“The one thing I love most about art is the ongoing discovery, in both my own work and others. My goal is to get each student to explore and drive themselves into new artistic territory.”
Mark grew up in Minnesota with a clear vision that illustration was in his future. Although his path has been varied since graduation, his interest has always revolved around paint and color. After years in the animation industry, Mark currently works primarily on children’s books and editorial illustration. Mark also loves guache—a lot.
Mark’s clients have included Penguin/Random House, Orca Publishing, Cooking Light, Nuvo Magazine, Land of Nod, D Magazine, Yankee, Trust for Public Land, American Lawyer Magazine, T-Mobile, Baltimore Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Tu Ciudad Magazine, Texas Monthly, Reebok, and many more.
Mark’s work can be seen at www.studiohoffmann.com.
Education: B.F.A. Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A. Visual Design, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth