Mark Staplehurst

Designer & Creative Strategist

Based in Orlando, Florida USA

I’m a British-born designer with over 15 years of experience designing interfaces, products and content for large brands, startups, nonprofits and small businesses.

I  began my career as an engineer and hold a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Teesside University in the North of England. After building marketing experiences at London-based agencies for brands such as Chevrolet, Coca Cola and Unilever I moved to Toronto, Canada where I transitioned from full-time engineering to design and art direction.

Following five years of working on high profile accounts such as the Canadian Red Cross, the CBC and eOne I left the city and moved to the country to start a design studio with my wife. At the studio I was fortunate to collaborate with clients such as the Mozilla Foundation and the United Nations, as well as local businesses and the tourism board. Running parallel with client services, I hosted community workshops teaching photography and an often sold-out lecture series with crowds of over 150 attendees.

After moving down to the U.S., I began designing products for clients such as the University of Florida Health and Adobe. More recently I served as the Principal Designer for Purple Rock Scissors, a creative agency based in Orlando. At Purple, I crafted design experiences for clients such as Meta, 1Password, DC Comics and Disney.

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