About

Mark Dudlik is a researcher, writer, designer, artist, and educator.

He is the director of operations for the Masters in Branding program at the School of Visual Arts and the executive director of Lost Creature, a non-profit organization focused on culture and design. He is also co-founder of and advisor to the Chicago Design Museum.

His work focuses on speculative design, future studies, character development, and empathy.

Education
School of Visual Arts
MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism
New York, NY — 2015-16

Arizona State University
BS Visual Communication
Tempe, AZ — 2004-08

Work
School of Visual Arts, Masters in Branding
Director of Operations / Graduate Advisor
New York, NY — 2013-Present

Lost Creature
Executive Director
Phoenix, Chicago, New York — 2009-Present

Arizona State University
Office of the President, Design Specialist
Tempe, AZ — 2010-2013

SarkissianMason
Designer
Phoenix, AZ — 2008-2010

unfolded
Design Praktikum
Zurich, Switzerland — 2007

Organizations
AIGA Arizona
Vice-President, other roles
Phoenix, AZ — 2009-2013

Graphic Design Student Association
President
Tempe, AZ — 2008

Initiatives / Events
Chicago Design Museum
Co-Founder / Advisor
2011 – Present

Phoenix Design Week
Founder / Director
2009-2013

Phoenix Design Summit
Founder / Director
May 2012

Phoenix Design Museum Pop-Up
Founder / Director
November 2011

Alabama Design Summit
Participant
July 2011

TEDxPHXDC
Director
August 2010 / January 2011

PHXLayers
Co-Founder / Co-Host
August 2009 / May 2010

 

Exhibitions
Vital Signs
MA Design Research Thesis Show
School of Visual Arts
New York, NY
2016

Print75 Collection
Print Magazine
2015

30 Days, 30 Covers
National Novel Writing Month
2013, 14, 15

The Poster Show
Phoenix Design Week
Phoenix, AZ
2009, 10, 11, 12, 13

Illustrious Illustrator Show
Apache & Honeysuckle
Phoenix, AZ
2013

PedalCraft Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
2012, 13

A Failed Entertainment
monOrchid, Phoenix, AZ
2011

Awards
Armstrong Vine Awards
Finalist
2015, 2016

Phoenix New Times Big Brain Award
Finalist
2010

Outstanding Graduate Award
Visual Communication Program, ASU
2008