Mark Kaufman

Short Version: Put Mark Kaufman in a time machine. Set the controls for 1978 when he entered the School of Visual Arts. Ply him with Quaaludes and White Russians, ask him what he wants to do in 35 years. He’ll say he wants to be a graphic designer. He wants to win awards from The Society of Illustrators, American Corporate Identity, Society of Publication Designers and Print Magazine. He wants to illustrate for The New York Times, The Progressive and The Stranger. He wants to serve on the boards of AIGA Seattle and ICON The Illustration Conference. Set the controls for now. He’ll tell you he’s done these things and wants to do more. Long Version: Mr. Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm providing creative services for organizations involved in housing, technology issues, education, the environment, the arts, and more. Mark attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and has over 35 years experience as a designer, illustrator and comics artist. The illustrations of Mark Kaufman have appeared in publications and websites worldwide including The New York Times, The Progressive, The Stranger, National Lampoon, Willamette Week, The Nib, Fine Cooking Magazine, The Oxford American, Newsbound.com, and Uppercase Magazine. Mark is the creator of the comic strips American Affairs Desk and I Drew This Thing. His work has also been featured in the books Thinking Creatively, The Best of LCD: The Art and Writing of WFMU, Magnificent Marvelous Me, and The Big Book of Green Design. Mark has also been interviewed on the Escape From Illustration Island Podcast and DesignTaxi.com. Mr. Kaufman and partner Jacqueline McCarthy have been profiled in Step Inside Design Magazine and Rock, Paper, Ink. Mr. Kaufman currently serves as Vice President of Communications, ICON The Illustration Conference. He has previously served on the boards of AIGA Seattle, The Seattle Show, Into the Woods Conference, Currents9 conference, was co-chair of AIGA Seattle Design Camp, was a jurist for the Creativity 38 awards and is an editor at Illustration Age. His work has garnered awards from the Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, Print Magazine, Graphic Design USA, American Corporate Identity, Creativity, the Seattle Show and the Art Directors Club of New Jersey among others. Mark’s drawings and collages have been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, St. Louis, Denver and London. Mark Kaufman joined Society6 on June 2, 2010

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Short Version: Put Mark Kaufman in a time machine. Set the controls for 1978 when he entered the School of Visual Arts. Ply him with Quaaludes and White Russians, ask him what he wants to do in 35 years. He’ll say he wants to be a graphic designer. He wants to win awards from The Society of Illustrators, American Corporate Identity, Society of Publication Designers and Print Magazine. He wants to illustrate for The New York Times, The Progressive and The Stranger. He wants to serve on the boards of AIGA Seattle and ICON The Illustration Conference. Set the controls for now. He’ll tell you he’s done these things and wants to do more.

Long Version: Mr. Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm providing creative services for organizations involved in housing, technology issues, education, the environment, the arts, and more. Mark attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and has over 35 years experience as a designer, illustrator and comics artist.

The illustrations of Mark Kaufman have appeared in publications and websites worldwide including The New York Times, The Progressive, The Stranger, National Lampoon, Willamette Week, The Nib, Fine Cooking Magazine, The Oxford American, Newsbound.com, and Uppercase Magazine. Mark is the creator of the comic strips American Affairs Desk and I Drew This Thing. His work has also been featured in the books Thinking Creatively, The Best of LCD: The Art and Writing of WFMU, Magnificent Marvelous Me, and The Big Book of Green Design.

Mark has also been interviewed on the Escape From Illustration Island Podcast and DesignTaxi.com. Mr. Kaufman and partner Jacqueline McCarthy have been profiled in Step Inside Design Magazine and Rock, Paper, Ink.

Mr. Kaufman currently serves as Vice President of Communications, ICON The Illustration Conference. He has previously served on the boards of AIGA Seattle, The Seattle Show, Into the Woods Conference, Currents9 conference, was co-chair of AIGA Seattle Design Camp, was a jurist for the Creativity 38 awards and is an editor at Illustration Age.

His work has garnered awards from the Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, Print Magazine, Graphic Design USA, American Corporate Identity, Creativity, the Seattle Show and the Art Directors Club of New Jersey among others.

Mark’s drawings and collages have been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, St. Louis, Denver and London.

Mark Kaufman joined Society6 on June 2, 2010.

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Canvas Print
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Framed Art Print
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Comforters
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Letterform Fitting Tote Bag
Tote Bag
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Letterform Fitting Throw Pillow
Throw Pillow
3
by Mark Kaufman
$29.99$29.99
Letterform Fitting Wall Mural
Wall Mural
3
by Mark Kaufman
$299.99$299.99
Letterform Fitting Shower Curtain
Shower Curtain
3
by Mark Kaufman
$68.99$68.99
Letterform Fitting All Over Print Shirt
All Over Print Shirt
3
by Mark Kaufman
$34.99$34.99
Letterform Fitting Duvet Cover
Duvet Cover
3
by Mark Kaufman
$99.99$99.99
Letterform Fitting Canvas Print
Canvas Print
3
by Mark Kaufman
$85.99$85.99
Letterform Fitting Metal Print
Metal Print
3
by Mark Kaufman
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Letterform Fitting Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
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by Mark Kaufman
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I Just Want To Be Happy T-shirt
T-shirt
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I Just Want To Be Happy Canvas Print
Canvas Print
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Hoody
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Stationery Cards
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I Just Want To Be Happy Wall Clock
Wall Clock
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Tote Bag
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iPhone Case
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I Just Want To Be Happy iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
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I Just Want To Be Happy Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
10
by Mark Kaufman
$40.99$40.99
I Just Want To Be Happy Metal Travel Mug
Metal Travel Mug
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by Mark Kaufman
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I Just Want To Be Happy Comforters
Comforters
10
by Mark Kaufman
$110.99$110.99
I Just Want To Be Happy Shower Curtain
Shower Curtain
10
by Mark Kaufman
$68.99$68.99
I Just Want To Be Happy Duvet Cover
Duvet Cover
10
by Mark Kaufman
$99.99$99.99
I Just Want To Be Happy Throw Pillow
Throw Pillow
10
by Mark Kaufman
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I Just Want To Be Happy Wall Tapestry
Wall Tapestry
10
by Mark Kaufman
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I Just Want To Be Happy Art Print
Art Print
10
by Mark Kaufman
$20.99$20.99
I Just Want To Be Happy Unisex Tank Top
Unisex Tank Top
10
by Mark Kaufman
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I Just Want To Be Happy Biker Tank
Biker Tank
10
by Mark Kaufman
$28.99$28.99
I Just Want To Be Happy Long Sleeve T-shirt
Long Sleeve T-shirt
10
by Mark Kaufman
$28.99$28.99

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