About The Tame Geek
Tame Geek; in the same way that Top Gear has a ‘Tame Racing Driver’, The Stig.
The term is fitting as it covers perhaps one of the most useful characteristics I possess; taking complex information and simplifying it. Whether that be a design concept or the latest shiny gizmo.
This site is a mouthpiece to the world and a test-bed for all the new web technologies I’ll be trying out and making them practical for a client. (Take something complex – Make it simple – Pass it on. Sensing a theme here yet?)
As a person
Over the space of my career thus far, my job roll and skill set have expanded from a design background in to a full, strategic marketing management position. The shift happened while working in a creative agency with on the job training, working with start-up businesses and established national brands to better position them in their respective markets.
In my current position, the design and development ‘hands on work’ is only one part of my function. Through exceedingly challenging economic times, development of marketing strategies to directly communicate with our key stakeholders has been vital. This includes conceiving of entire marketing plans and full brand creation from conception to completion.
As a highly creative and ambitious individual, I strive to deliver the best possible results with a very high level of devotion to projects.
Outside of my work life I’m a keen martial artist, having a black belt in Ju Jitsu and being an instructor in Western Martial Arts. I teach a class on Wednesday nights in Penshaw with the Durham chapter of the Society for the Study of Swordsmanship. I’ve also arranged a number of demonstrations, taking students to events to demonstrate combat methods from Western history.
Digital Design, Print Design, Typography, Photo Editing, Document Layout, 3D Design & Rendering, PHP, HTML, CSS, Video Editing, Compositing, Vector illustration, Marketing.
If you’d like to connect with me professionally, my name is Mark Thomson, you can find out more about me here.
Thursday, March 17th, 2011