Mark Fleming was honored as the “Best Portfolio” graduate in 1989 in Fort Lauderdale. In 1991, he joined the second largest company in Tennessee, Nashville’s J.C. Bradford & Co. As the Creative Director, Mark was responsible for the design and development of the company’s advertising and marketing efforts. He was promoted to Manager of Marketing Services, overseeing relationships with advertising agencies, printing companies and vendors to support 86 offices, 1,300 brokers and 300,000 clients.
After a successful nine-year run at J.C. Bradford & Co., Mark left to start Creative Avenue in 1999, growing the customer base from a handful of clients to more than 300 today. Creative Avenue offers a wide variety of services from graphic design for print, illustrations and graphic design of websites.
Today, Mark meets the challenges of a changing industry by staying current in graphic design with Creative Avenue, being the Illustration Coordinator and an instructor at Nossi College of Art all while painting in his studio for Fleming Paintings.
His role as the Illustration Coordinator and instructor at Nossi College is helping influence the next generation of commercial artists, designers and illustrators. He teaches a variety of classes from alternative mediums—which include watercolor, gouache, acrylic and oil painting—to figure and anatomy. A variety of other classes taught include Adobe Illustrator for layout and illustration. He also teaches basic and advanced photoshop from basic photo manipulation to advanced matte painting for film.
Mark’s role as an illustrator is vast, as he has created digital animations for companies to stand alone spot illustrations for books, publications and brochure materials. His fine art works have been in galleries and private showings.
He is continually training with new creative concepts and trying new media, to stay current in the industry. Mark continues the dream of living and being a creative individual; an artist.