Lover. Hugger. Son of two DUTCH immigrants. Born in TEXAS & raised in SAUDI ARABIA. Over the past eight years I've helped created traditional, digital and social campaigns for the likes of Adidas, American Express, Clearasil, Purity Vodka, Direct Energy and ConocoPhillips -- just to name a few. 

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One Show Gold Pencil, Digital Out of Home Awards Winner, OMMA Awards Winner, Crystal Awards Winner, Gold Addy (2), Silver Addy (3)

Made the front page of NBA Reddit, my iPhone was featured in AdWeek, Quoted in the LA Times, Time Magazine Person of the Year, met the Governor of Texas while donning a space suit, 36 fantasy sporting trophies




DigitasLBi, iris Worldwide, CHI&Partners, J. Walter Thompson, Jack Morton, Freed.

American Express, EmblemHealth, UPS, Reckitt Benckiser: Durex, Clearasil, Woolite, Finish Dishwashing, Air Wick, Veet, Mucincex, Barclaycard, Adidas, Purity Vodka, Saks Fifth Avenue, COTY: Rimmel London, Beyonce Parfums, Art Directors Club / Portfolio Night, Sony, NOS Energy Drink, Direct Energy, The Body Shop, ConocoPhillips, Samsung, HP, Imperial Sugar Company, Houston Texans, Baker Nissan, San Antonio Credit Union, Firethorne (real estate), Charming Charlie, Igloo

This guy! Amazing in all ways. Amazing human being. Amazing writer. Amazing team player and collaborator. Amazing conceptual thinker. Amazingly hard worker. It’s impossible to not be infected by his personality. Anyone would be lucky to have him on their team.
— Lisa Bright, ECD
Not only is Mark one of the nicest guys you’ll ever work with, but he’s also one of the best. He can work with anyone and help get the best out of them, he’s a great collaborator and great writer. He understands how to adapt his writing style to a wide range of audiences and clients. He’s also a great person to have in a brainstorm and a real asset to any team he’s part of.
— Tim Clarke, ECD
Mark is one of the most unassuming creatives with whom I’ve had the opportunity to work. His affable nature makes him instantly popular with clients and across all agency departments. His wise-beyond-years understanding and love for the craft, combined with his penchant for innovative and disruptive work, make those around him want to be better creators and marketers.
— Audrey Trevino, Account Director
He really loves Texas. And waffles.
— Nathan Hoang, best friend