Mark Elster

Brand, Marketing, UI/UX Design Director for Hire




/About me.

I am Mark Elster, an award-winning multidiscipline Interactive Creative Director.

I help high-tech, B2B startups create and maintain consistent, visually appealing brand identities that stand proud from crowded competitive landscapes while engaging prospects, customers, and investors.

My specialties are:

  • Layout and design, color, typography, logo design
  • Identity branding and usage guidelines
  • Designing branded user experiences (UX)
  • Branded templates for all marketing communication
  • Drupal, WordPress website design, and implementation
  • Informational graphics and investor presentation design
  • Branded trade show materials
  • Building remote project teams
  • Bridging the gap between development and marketing teams

Other things about me:

I write my own music. My office has several guitars on the wall and a basset hound named George for security. Thanks to George, no squirrel has ever broken in and no landscaper has worked unnoticed.



Founder/Interactive Creative Director

Eye580 Interactive

Lead on all projects encompassing identity branding, web design and development, content management systems, user experience (UX), print design, corporate presentations, trade show materials and social media marketing. Directed, collaborated and managed remote project teams. Created the Tri-Valley Drupalers Users Group for local Drupal CMS developers

Clients include: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, High-Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC), Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC), LumiGrow, Waterline Data, Robert Half, City of Pleasanton, BrightMail, BeVocal, Volagi, Native Instinct

Interactive Creative Director

Dagaz Solutions : Danville, CA

Creative lead on all internal and client projects encompassing identity branding, web design and development, print design and production, and corporate presentation materials.


Creative Director

Dolphin MultiMedia : Palo Alto, CA

Brand Identity design, website design an development, corporate presentations, informational graphics and motion graphics Designed investor/analyst presentations and prospectus graphics for nineteen of the top twenty-five investment banks’ IPO roadshows. Created Interactive Keynote Presentations for Macromedia Users Conference from 1994-1997 Coordinated and managed a diverse team of art directors, designers, and programmers






Mark not only blew us away with his designs, he was able to take difficult feedback and truly capture what we wanted in terms of design and function.
Hire Mark and Eye580, you will be very glad that you did.

Aaron Chan – Director of Business Services: Sales & Marketing

Mark gets it. He is personable, efficient, and very good at what he does. I highly recommend him.

Brian Banmiller – CBS News Radio Network Business Reporter

Mark is a talented designer and a thoughtful developer. In any situation, I could always rely on his thoroughness, high standards, and effective communication to get the job completed and make the client happy. Mark is a solid team member who is a pleasure to work with. He's a pretty sweet guitar player too. I highly recommend—he's super fantastico.

Jim Granger – Creative Director and UX Designer


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