Mark Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm providing creative services for organizations involved in housing, technology issues, education, the environment, the arts, and more. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Progressive, National Lampoon, Seattle Metropolitan Monthly, The Stranger, Sasquatch Books and The Oxford American. Week in, week out Mr. Kaufman writes and draws the comic strip American Affairs Desk. Mark blogs on illustration, design and culture at http://drawmark.squarespace.com He currently serves as a board member of The Seattle Show. He served on the executive board of AIGA Seattle, and was co-chair of AIGA Seattle Design Camp, and board member of Into the Woods. He is also a member of the Graphic Artists Guild, and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. He has been awarded certificates of merit from Print Magazine, Graphic Design USA, American Corporate Identity, Creativity, and the Art Directors Club of New Jersey. Mr. Kaufman's design work has appeared in Critique Magazine and he was featured in the book Thinking Creatively by Robin Landa. Mr. Kaufman's illustration work has recently been included in the book The Best of LCD: The Art and Writing of WFMU, from Princeton Architectural Press, Graphic Artist Guild News and Creativity Magazine. Mr. Kaufman and his wife and business partner Jacqueline McCarthy are profiled in the May 2008 issue of Step Inside Design Magazine.
Board Member, ICON8 The Illustration Conference, Society of Publication Designers 22nd SPOTS Competition Print Magazine Graphic Design USA American Corporate Identity Creativity Seattle Show 2009 Art Directors Club of New Jersey Logo Lounge Board Member: Seattle Show 2010 Illustration Director AIGA Seattle 2004-2008 Co-Chair: AIGA Seattle Design Camp Committee Member: AIGA Seattle Into the Woods 2007 Committee Member: AIGA Seattle Into the Woods 2010 Jurist: 38th Annual Creativity Awards, Editor Illustration Age