Hello, I'm Mark Shuya, an Edmontonian who is passionate about creating business value through a design-oriented approach. I pride myself on strategic visual communications, using research and insight to help inform creative executions that generate discussion among the target audience. Whether working in a team or as an individual, I demonstrate strong leadership and dedication in order to develop engaging marketing pieces that exceed client expectations.



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Mark Shuya

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Edmonton, AB | Canada


Bachelor of Design degree

Visual Communication Design, Business/Marketing Route

University of Alberta | Edmonton, AB


Principal; Strategic Communication Designer

REMARK Design Inc. | Edmonton, AB

Providing clients with effective communication solutions to enhance their market position. Building lasting relationships with clients, earning their trust to gain an intimate understanding of their unique needs, in order to help them achieve their business or organizational goals. Developing new brand identities and/or strengthening existing ones to create new business value. Focusing on strategic visual communications, placing value on research, insight and setting measurable objectives, to help inform creative executions that generate discussion among the target audience.

June, 2009 – Current

Marketing Manager

Jaffer Group of Companies | Edmonton, AB

Responsible for building a positive brand and exceptional client experience for Jaffer's diverse portfolio of companies. Creation, implementation and management of strategic marketing communications activities. Partnering with senior leadership to identify business needs and sales objectives, and drive opportunities, including new development planning and design for commercial and multi-family residential projects in the Capital Region.

March 2014 – Current

Intermediate Graphic Designer

Vision Creative Inc. | Edmonton, AB

Working off identified communication objectives, develop creative print and web solutions that elevate and enrich the marketing and design needs of Vision’s clients. Balanced multiple long-term and short-term creative projects, in a team environment. Development and execution of a social media strategy for Vision.

April, 2010 – May, 2011

Contract Visual Communication Designer

Euna Kang Design Office | Edmonton, AB

Collaborative involvement in research, creative conceptualization, and production of various branding projects, display signage, and print documents. Coordination of multiple projects, client meetings and project work. Working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, other designers, and web developers.

August, 2009 – April, 2010

Graphic Designer

Encore Specialty Products | Edmonton, AB

Responsible for the creation and modification of images and pre-production graphics for imprinting on promotional products. Interpret brand standards of the company’s clients and accurately apply them. Work with a team of up to eight sales professionals and offer creative input and suggestions for the needs of their clients.

September, 2004 – Current (as client)

Division Manager

Barry Jay’s Marine— Watersports Division | Edmonton, AB

Responsible for managing and training a team of sales associates. Develop store branding and maintain seasonal signage. Responsible for sales, ordering and customer service of watersports equipment and aftermarket boat accessories.

February, 2005 – May, 2010

Volunteer Roles

Former Education Chair

Alberta North Chapter, Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC)

Core Capabilities


Identifying key insights relevant to an organization, their goals and stakeholders. Distillation of target audience demographics, needs, trends and best practices, to define context for marketing/design decisions.


From strategy to conceptual design and production, to brand management. The end result is a unique identity and communications materials to enhance a company’s recognition and market position.

Marketing + Design

Planning, developing, delivering integrated strategies to include use of advertising, print collateral, social media and digital marketing.

Creative Problem-solving

Using creative perspective and ideation to suggest solutions for business and design problems, amidst ambiguity and uncertainty.

Project Management

Demonstrated ability to plan and manage multiple priorities, projects, resources, while meeting budgets and deadlines. Able to quickly adapt and make decisions as new challenges arise.

Team Leader + Player

Promoting collaborative working relationships, open communication and project accountability.

Relationship Development

Listening to clients, building mutual trust, explaining processes and keeping open communication.


Strong, creative writer. Well versed with corporate writing including proposals, strategy documents and executive level oral presentations.

Technical Toolkit

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite CC; Microsoft Office Suite; Mac/PC Environments; Print Management/Pre-press; Photography.



Select Portfolio

Download a PDF collection of select identity, brand development, interactive, campaign, and report work.

theBerkeleyMDP Branding Concept

An identity that reflects multidisciplinary, constructivist approach to education that integrates theory with hands-on, experiential learning

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IITC 2012 Conference

This later became the foundation of Eventcamp template. "Necessity of IIT and Application Cases" was held on September 27th, 2012 at Houston, TX.

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Park Personal Brand Concept

Claritas est etiam processus dynamicus, qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum. Mirum est notare quam littera gothica, quam nunc putamus parum claram, anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima. Eodem modo typi, qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari, fiant sollemnes in futurum.



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