Mark Faulkner

b.1996, Aberdeen
Raised in Lochaber, based in Glasgow

Email: mhf.png@gmail[dot]com
A tactile, knowledgeable and left-field illustrator, Mark is well versed in both traditional drawing and digital techniques. His native Lochaber’s natural surroundings have played an important driving force in his work’s inspiration & practice.

“I’m an illustrator with a tactile tendency. All of my output stems from my nurtured lifelong passion for drawing & sketching. I love weaving my characters into offbeat narratives & trudging through grand landscapes in my work - both imagined & physical. Originally from Fort William, I have been based in Glasgow for 5-6 years, working across the mediums of comics, animation, posters, cover-art, clothing & packaging.”

Mark holds keen historical interests in 80s alternative Japanese manga and mid- century Czech-Slovak illustration and graphic arts.


Glasgow School of Art - 2018-2022
BA (Hons) - Communication Design (Illustration) - Grade: First (1:1)

Exhibitions & Residencies:

Graduate in Residence, Studio 223, SWG3, Glasgow, SCO
September 2022 - Present

Moving Mountains, Tableu Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
August 2022 - October 2022

PEATS Traditional Craft Skills, Lišov Muzeum, Lišov, SK
August 2022 - September 2022

GSA Degree Show, Glasgow, SCO
May 2022 - June 2022

ComDes WIP Show, Glasgow, SCO
January 2022 - February 2022

Industry Experience:

Graphics and Video Editor @ Impact Arts
November 2022 - Present

Freelance Practice
Septmeber 2017 - Present

Selected Clients:

Hollie McNish, Glasgow City Council, Impact Arts, SWG3, Shoot Your Shot, The Berkeley Suite, Devana

Feilds of Interest:

Nature, Scottish landscapes, Comics, Political cartoon, Editorial illustration, Alternative Music, Posters, Animation, Streetwear & Design identity