Terry Marks is principal of tmarks, a multidisciplinary creative firm in Seattle, Washington. The firm seeks to power and guide forces for good, championing great ideas with strategy, design, interactive, film and branding.
Marks’s work has been recognized nationally by Print, Communication Arts, Critique, HOW, Neenah Papers, Potlatch Papers and more. Mr.Crumbly Dreams a Tiger, a book which he wrote and illustrated, was selected as one of the ten “Perfect 10” projects in a national competition sponsored by HOWmagazine.
He authored Color Harmony: Layout (Rockport Publishers) and contributed to Three Feasts, a collaboration with chef Erik Cannella, Rule29 design and O’Neill Printing. He also authored and designed Good Design: Deconstructing Form, Function and What Makes Design Work (Rockport Publishers).
Terry Marks is a longtime volunteer for The AIGA Link Program. He co-chaired the Oodles of Doodles for Your Noodle project, an award-winning activity book for hospitalized and seriously ill children for Art With Heart. He serves on the board for Pacific Lutheran University's School of the Arts and Communications. Teaches at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle and has taught Design at Pacific Lutheran University.
Marks regularly speaks on creativity, design and inspiration to dozens of organizations around the United States, including the HOW Conference, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the ICON Illustration Conference, The Ad Club, the Art Directors Club and numerous universities and schools.