Mark Barnes is a freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer.

Since graduating from Kingston University in 2001 he has been delivering illustration and graphic design services to a broad spectrum of clients, from small not-for-profit organisations, design studios and publishers to blue chip global companies.

His influences are varied but stem from a lifelong love of comics, newspaper cartoons and mid-twentieth century commercial art.

He lives and works in Rochester, Kent UK.


Chatham Vines Public Art Award - Winner, for Museum of Tales

Medway Culture and Design Awards - Winner, for Shadowplay with Wendy Daws / Highly Commended, for Museum of Tales


BA (hons) Illustration, Kingston University

Selected Exhibitions

A Thousand Words (with Bryan Talbot, Joe Decie & Ian Williams), Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case, Rochester 2014 / Chatham Zoo, Nucleus Gallery, Chatham 2012 / That's You That Is, Nucleus Gallery, Chatham 2010Images 33, London College of Communication, London 2009 / The Centre of All Things, Nucleus Gallery, Chatham 2008 / Museum of Tales - Chatham Town Tales, Nucleus Gallery, Chatham 2008 / Medway Art Festival, Eastgate House, Rochester 2007 / Artwave Festival, Lewes 2006 / With Love, Coninsby Gallery, London 2005 / Shukuga-Kai, Coninsby Gallery, London 2001