Skills: Set Design - Set Construction - Wood & metal work - Scenic Painting - Prop Making - Sculpting - Mold making - Photoshop - Illustrator - CAD - Photography - Digital Marketing - WordPress & website building / editing - Project Managing - Budgeting - Events Management - Art Direction
Artist - Designer - Art Director
Mark Forrest is a freelance artist & designer who in July 2014, graduated with a 1st Class BA Hons Degree in Scenic Arts from Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance.
Coming from an artistic and theatrical background, he previously studied drama, photography, applied arts and design and always had aims to work within the creative industries.
Throughout his final year at Bruford Mark was working closely with world renown outdoor arts company Kinetika as an artist and maker. In September 2014, he took over the role as the Digital Marketing and Web Officer for the company and in 2015 moved over to a new role as the Associate Designer alongside artistic director Ali Pretty.
With his experience in creating digital media and designs with platforms such as Photoshop and CAD, Mark is now bringing a new design process to the Kinetika team, working closely with Ali on upcoming projects and commissions.
Since leaving university Mark has been freelancing with the Royal Opera House working in the scenic painting department at the production workshop in Purfleet.
Mark has begun to move his talents across into the Film and TV world working within the Art Department, recently assisting on a few music videos including one for Jake Bugg.
Mark also has strong experience in the events world through working as a Hospitality Manager at Sandown & Epsom racecourses for 4 years through university.