As a self employed graphic designer (of the older magic marker type) and working mainly in advertising for the last thirty years, I reckon I know what it takes to make the grade in a creative and often very competitive market. For the last fifteen years Mark has produced all of my artwork in digital form. He is very attentive to detail and I can be a really fussy and demanding sod when it comes to type, colour, spacing, composition and all those other little things that matter hugely in the final printed product. Mark both interprets and more often than not enhances my layouts. He is not phased when I want to change some part of the job and is always calm when under pressure. He is a very good designer in his own right and no slouch when it comes to digital illustration which he loves with a passion. Mark is an absolute delight to work with and whoever chooses to put him on their payroll will have made a bloody good choice.
David March, David March Design
I have worked with Mark on English Heritage publications since 1995. He has consistently given us excellent service in book cover design, page layout design, and illustration layout and manipulation. Mark is professional in his approach and has design experience ranging from exhibitions, to CD and event advertisement design, to book layout. He is also an extremely easy person to work with. He always puts in the time and effort necessary to achieve the results and publications we want. Typically, I have several English Heritage projects on the go with him at any given time.
Dr David M Jones, Project Managing Editor, English Heritage Publishing
We have used Mark for many years and have been very pleased with the work produced. Our clients are from many different industry sectors and Mark has always been able to interpret the brief and create a design sympathetic with the market the client operates in. Many jobs have been against quite tight deadlines and he has always met every challenge on time. In short I can thoroughly recommend Mark who is easy to work with, will not let you down and has the experience and talent to produce superb design.
John Rickard, MD, JPR Exhibitions and Displays
Mark took over Tribal Earth in 2007 and proved to be a proactive and inspirational leader, happy to get his hands dirty when necessary and very good at motivating the organizing team to deliver what were a number of highly successful festivals in a tough economic UK environment. Mark is very much a team player, his personality creating an enjoyable atmosphere to work in. However he also has that important ability to be able to command respect and it was this combination that made him such an effective chairman and leader of Tribal Earth.
Chris Down, Events Director, CloserStill Media
Mark is no stranger to The Light Room and our clients, we have been working with him on various projects for well over 10 years. In this time he has performed many roles for us – from designer and illustrator through to consultant and art director – each time bringing his unique blend of professionalism and enthusiasm to every project.
Steve Rush, MD, The Light Room
Mark has been a great help over the years, providing practical & innovative design solutions for a variety of publishing and editing assignments. His computer skills allow him to solve many day-to-day problems and he takes a professional pride in his work.
Mike Eaton, Director, Trade Matters Ltd
Mark’s work for me has been great, just what I asked for and produced in usable formats. He is easy to communicate with and listens to what is required imputing his creativity to come up with original ideas.
Jennianne Davies, Owner, Trade Fair
Mark has worked on our quarterly specialist Rock ‘n’ Gem Magazine for ten years now and he has always set very high standards for the end product. His creative skills ensure the content is well set out and we have always been very satisfied with his work.
Tony Rance, MD, Rock ‘n’ Gem Ltd
“STOP THE TRAFFIK thanks Mark (farrbott) for his time, talent and generosity in creating an illustration for their campaign to end the trafficking of children in the chocolate industry.”
Bex Kerr, Stop the Traffik
I really appreciate your flexibility and the way in which you’ve worked around my mad schedule in order to deliver the website.
Diane Garfield, TwoCubed Consulting