Marc English : Design

Curriculum Vitae


Marc English Design : Boston/Austin



Manage all aspects of communication design studio. Emphasis on corporate identity/branding. Projects include identity systems, packaging, marcom, web development, interactive menu design, animation, advertising, annual reports.

Clients in healthcare, aviation, technology, entertainment, retail, B2B, arts; local, regional, national, international. Clients from Paris to Malawi to Vietnam.

WCVB-TV : Boston


Assistant Design Director

Managed and designed all aspects of corporate identity for design, promotion, news, programming departments for Boston’s largest commercial broadcast station, an ABC-TV affiliate. Managed and designed all community service projects, in conjunction with affiliate sponsors. Directed all aspects of identity for FAMILY WORKS! a three-year, nationally syndicated public service program, sponsored by parent company, Hearst, and the Heinz Corporation.

Michael Sands Design : Boston


Senior Designer

Managed and designed all aspects of identity and communication graphics for way-finding and interactive/experiential (touch screen) displays for national and international museums.

The Brownstone Group : Boston



Client, vendor interaction for Fortune 500 studio.


Designing Identity: Graphic Design as a Business Strategy
Rockport, 1998

A series of industry-specific case-studies providing insight into the role design plays as part of a strategy for success, covering technology, products, corporate and institutional clients.




Massachusetts College of Art Alumni/ae Association 1987-1991

AIGA/Boston : president

Massachusetts College of Art National Alumni/ae Council 1995-2005

AIGA/Austin : president, founder of the Austin chapter 1997-1999

AIGA/Austin Design Ranch : founder, chair 1999

AIGA : National Board of Directors

Austin Film Society : Board of Directors 2001-2007

Appleton Coated Papers : Advisory Council 2005-2009

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario : Advisory Committee 2013-2016

Mount Ida College, Newton, MA : Design Advisory Board 2016-2018

First person to be president of two chapter, AND serve on the national board of directors


What Matters to Marc English
Debbie Millman : Print, 2023

The Good, the Bad, and the Indie
The Solo Project, 2021

We chat with Marc English
Skipper Chong Warson : Fjord Fika, 2018

The Preachings of Design Shaman Marc English
Zachary Petit : Print, 2016

Marc English is Always Going Off the Beaten Path
Leif Steiner & Emily Potts : Moxie Sosa, 2016

A Solo Life: The Reluctant Soloist
The Solo Project, 2015

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work Bryony Gomez-Palacio & Armin Vit, 2015.

Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers Steven Heller & Lita Talarico, 2010.

Good Design: De-constructing Form, Function & What Makes Design Work; and IdeaSelling Terry Marks : Rockport, 2009.

Designers USA3 B. Martin Peterson : Graphis, 2009.

Fingerprint: The Art of Using Handmade Elements in Graphic Design Josh Chen, 2006.

Inspirability: 40 Top Designers Speak Out About What Inspires Pash, 2005.

Graphic Design America 2: The Work of Many of the Best & Brightest Design Firms From Across the United States D.K. Holland, Jessica Helfand, Chip Kidd : Rockport, 2000.


Universidad Francisco Marroquín School of Business : Guatemala City, Guatemala 2016-2017

Academy of Art University / Graduate Professor : San Francisco, California 2007-2018

Savannah College of Art & Design : Savannah, Georgia 2009-2013

Universidad de Monterrey : Monterrey, Mexico 2008-2009

Austin Community College : Austin, Texas 2003-2004

Southwest Texas State University : San Marcos, Texas 1996-1998

Massachusetts College of Art + Design : Boston, Massachusetts 1990-1995

New England School of Art + Design : Boston, Massachusetts 1989-1994

Courses include: introductory & advanced level design, all aspects of corporate identity & branding, publication design, basic & advanced typography, portfolio, graduate thesis studies.


Harvard University : Certificate, study under Massimo Vignelli 1990

Massachusetts College of Art + Design : BFA, honors 1986

Berklee College of Music 1978-1979



Juror for local, regional, national design and advertising competitions, from Communication Arts to the Art Directors Club of Nowhere in Particular.


1998-present Guest speaker at professional and institutional venues and conferences across the United States. First U.S. designer to speak at inaugural design conferences in Guatemala City, Guatemala and Tijuana, México.


Lead rock bands in Boston, hear my songs on the radio. 1979-1983

Get chased through the jungle in the Yucatan, Mexico 1986

Daughter, Rebecka 1989

Snowshoe solo across Continental Divide, Colorado 1992

Kayak the Pecos River, Texas 1998

Lead role in a local production of a Sam Sheppard play 1999

Ride camels in the Sahara 2000

Sergio Leone Film Festival, Almería, Spain 2008

Trance-dance with Master Musicians of Joujouka, Morocco, 800-year-old Sufi tradition 2008

7000+ mile motorcycle trip, over five weeks, across western U.S. 2012

10,000+ mile motorcycle trip, over seven weeks, across eastern U.S., Canada 2015