After studying animation at the prestigious West Surrey College Of Art And Design, Mark started his professional career at renowned London based animation company Filmfair.
Here he quickly rose through the ranks to subsequently direct on many of their stop frame children's series and specials.
Following a productive period of freelance animating and directing lead to Mark being signed to the director’s roster of noted animation production companies Tandem Films and Bermuda Shorts, most recently directing with Passion Pictures on their worldwide Nike campaign for the 2014 Football World Cup.
Through these production companies Mark has directed and animated numerous commercials, promos and short films with such clients as General Motors, Disney, Wrigley’s, MacDonald’s and Nike.
With the resurgence of the stop-frame format in feature film production, Mark was a lead animator on Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” and helmed the role as Animation Supervisor on both the Wes Anderson's “Fantastic Mr Fox”, and the second Tim Burton stop-frame feature “Frankenweenie”.
All three of these films were Oscar nominated for best animated feature.
Living and working in London, Mark is currently working as the Animation Director on Wes Anderson's second stop frame feature "Isle of Dogs".