About the owner
Mark Austin is the owner of V-One Design Solutions Limited – a multi-disciplined graphic design company providing corporate identity, literature, exhibitions and display, sales promotional, advertising, web and internet solutions to a wide range of clients including several blue-chip companies.
Mark’s first position was in 1988 as Junior Designer at The Derek Forsyth Partnership (creator of the Pirelli Calendar) in St. John's Wood, London, then one of the top 20 graphic design firms in the UK. He worked on various accounts, including Vauxhall Motors, Liberty of London, Lamborghini, The RHS, Pearl Assurance and of course, Pirelli.
In 1991, he joined HeadStart Marketing in Goodge Street, London, working for such clients as Bally Shoes, Pickfords Travel, Clairol and Jacques Vert.Two years later he set up his own graphic design firm called MAD (Mark Austin Design) and established an office in Chelsea Harbour. Clients here included Radio Rentals, BT, World Telecom, Freedom Brewery, Cadbury, Trebor Bassett, Toyota and Lexus.
In 1997, he sold MAD to Key Communications as a going concern and worked as Creative Director for two years.
In 1999, Mark left and founded his current company, V-One Design Solutions Ltd., based closer to his home in Leighton Buzzard, near Milton Keynes in Bedfordshire, UK