Brand Rapid Design

Recommendation of Mark Johnson

November 12, 2021

I’m writing to recommend Mark Johnson as an experienced graphic design professional.
Mark worked for my company, Brand Rapid Design. During that time, Mark created artwork, graphics, and three-dimensional designs for literally hundreds of projects. Our firm specializes in logotype development and retail packaging design for consumer products, especially food, beverage, and housewares, and Mark is broadly experienced in all these categories.
Mark’s duties included drawing logotypes and custom alphabets, creating complex packaging system designs, building prototype materials for client presentations, and designing and rendering three-dimensional industrial design projects.  Mark was a senior designer and worked closely with me designing retail packaging projects for Costco, Pacific Seafood, Lundberg Family Farms, Brown & Haley (makers of Almond Roca), the Lonza Chemical Company, Beaverton Foods, Tec Labs, Molecular BioLife International, Northwest Specialty Baking, and numerous others.
Mark has complete command of the major design software programs – Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop (at which I find him especially skilled), not to mention three-d modeling in Fusion 360.
His product designs for Blackstone International and Chesapeake International are brisk sellers at Costco, Walmart, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Canadian Tire, and Sam’s Club.
In addition to formidable design talent, Mark brings an engaging personality and quick wit, He is a rarity – a friendly team player who can also develop designs and interact with clients on his own.
I recommend him heartily.
If you would like additional information about his many qualifications, please feel free to contact me.
Anton Kimball
Principal, Brand Rapid Design
6434 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97202

Duyck Machine Inc.

“When the time came for us to grow as a company, we were faced with the challenge of needing a company identity, a logo that would visually show our customers who we were and what we did. We hired Mark based on his strong background as a designer and his knowledge of what we needed. With a quick turn over time he presented us with three great options. Thank you Mr. Johnson”
David Carns,
Buyer/IT at Duych Machine Inc.

Kroger / Fred Meyer

“Mark was a key person to work with. He would share knowledge, be articulate and reliable on a daily basis. He has a positive energy that would reflect in his design work. He knows how to create a good working environment and can take charge and direct any project from concept to completion.”
Ward Austin,
Lead Designer at Fredmeyer corp.

Grenade Gloves Snowboarding Apparel

“Mark is awesome, his work is awesome, we do awesome stuff that way. He always gets it done”
– Four US Open Championships, Seven Winter X Games medals, Two Olympic silver medals.
Danny Kass, Owner.
Grenade Gloves

Grenade Gloves Snowboarding Apparel

“Mark is an absolute whiz with all Adobe programs. Only minimum instruction is needed to have Mark put together visually stunning graphics. Without him my job would be much harder.“
Michael Clack,
Marketing Lead
Grenade Gloves Snowboarding Apparel

Grenade Gloves Snowboarding Apparel

“Mark has a astute understanding of the rebellious youth market. He gets the most of the time small but essential details that make or brake a design or collection. He is a very pleasant guy to work with and is always willing to help and explain why some things matter, and others do not.
If I was to work in this youth market, I would definitely ask him if he was willing to work with me again”
Martin Berendsen,
Director of Marketing
Grenade Gloves

Infrared Resources

“I first met Mark in 2006 when he was designing for Phoenix Gold. I have called on his talents many times since then and when I decided to start my own company I once again called upon his services. I had a product but needed a way to give it an identity. Mark did that for us. He created our Logo, Sales Material, Brand Guideline with color and font usage directives and even build our E-Commerce online store and product site. We were very satisfied with our results and his work. “
Steve Stambaugh,

Phoenix Gold Home and Mobile Audio

“Mark has a good eye for design trends and styles. He takes that view and transforms it into amazing art and designs. Working with Mark was always fun- every project blossomed into something new and exciting. Deciding what to reject was the hard part.”
Phil Eichmiller, Industrial Designer
Phoenix Gold

Phoenix Gold Home and Mobile Audio

“Mark is very professional in his duties while bringing welcomed humor to those around him. He is very driven to complete tasks timely. A very talented artist and conceptualist. Excellent team/group participant.”
Glenn Phillips, Loudspeaker/Acoustics Engineering Manager
Phoenix Gold

Phoenix Gold Home and Mobile Audio

“Mark has a very active imagination. Unlike most people he can put it in writing or to print. His artistic ability is exceptionally versatile.”
Errin Keeling, Technical Products Trainer
Phoenix Gold

Phoenix Gold Home and Mobile Audio

“Mark was a great help to me at Phoenix Gold. I could always count on him to go the extra mile to
make sure I had all the support I needed to get information to our customers on promotions and
competitive product information.”
David Prall,
Eastern Zone Manager at Phoenix Gold

Phoenix Gold Home and Mobile Audio

“I had the pleasure to work with Mark in 2006 when I hired him on as our Lead Designer for Phoenix Gold. I have since used his creative abilities on many other projects and have referred him to new clients. Mark is my go to guy when I or someone I know needs any type of design work done. He has truly become an asset for me and many others and I would welcome the opportunity to work with him on future projects.”
Tim Leahy,
Marketing Director at Phoenix Gold

Flossn' Media

“Mark first started with Flossin Media in 2004 as a freelance designer. Through the course of two years as a designer for us, he demonstrated consistency and dependability in quality design and strong ability to lead. For this reason, we promoted him to the position of Art Director and we absolutely made the right decision in doing so. Mark is a delight to work with and was a true
asset to our organization. He would make a great addition to any organization looking for a standup creative team player.”
Fawn Aberson,
Executive Director at Flossing Media