I Did This in Twenty Steps

© Mark McGinnis


Short essay by Mark McGinnis


Being visible as an artist and designer means you constantly have to provide new material, new ideas to the table. Your work may seem invisible at first but as long as you constantly overlap the old with the new, your work, old and new, will become more visible. This represents that pattern of overlap and the more visible arrows represents your stronger work, the translucencies within the arrows are your earlier older ideas and how they have influenced your newest work.


Mark McGinnis’sillustrations betray his fascination with the corporate workplace, culture and politics. Informed by his background in printmaking, Mark’s hand-drawn and painted images use simple lines and allegorical themes. He lives in Brooklyn where he creates visually and metaphorically rich images for design, advertising and editorial.

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