Mark Bennett
Mark Bennett

UI/UX Designer and Developer

I'm an independent designer focused on responsive design & development. Skills

Languages/Technologies
HTML5, CSS3/SASS, JavaScript, jQuery, LAMP, Git, PHP

Tools/Programs
Sketch, Zeplin, Invision, UXPin, Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere, etc.), Atom, Transmit, Tower, Gitlab, Github

Techniques
Responsive, Agile, SMACSS


Select Projects

ecobee

ecobee introduced the world's first wi-fi connected smart thermostat in 2009 and is the first and only Apple HomeKit-enabled smart thermostat.

The company is based in downtown Toronto where I worked onsite in August/September 2016. I got involved to create the layout/design for a really cool project called Donate Your Data, which is about sharing data to do something about climate change.

I worked closely with other members of the team, taking another art director's concept and designing the responsive website for the development team. I also contributed to the development with HTML/CSS on several pages.

Launched in September 2016.

ecobee.com/donateyourdata

 
 

Hannah Georgas

@Hannah Georgas is a Canadian indie musician who released her new album in June 2016. I worked with longtime friend and designer/creative director Jud Haynes on making a new responsive website. I did the art direction and front-end development using HTML, CSS and Javascript.

hannahgeorgas.com

 
 

Fogo Island Arts

@Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers and thinkers from around the world.

Sunsets on Fogo Island are frequently documented for their vivid beauty. Looking to incorporate elements of the scenery enjoyed around the four beautifully designed studios, we used the colours seen as the sun sets on the island as inspiration for the website and print material. This let us change the background colour for each element to our liking on both the website and in print. Built with a custom Wordpress theme, HTML, CSS and Javascript.

fogoislandarts.ca

 

Fogo Island Shop

International collaborations with a deep connection to one magical place – Fogo Island.

The furniture and products sold by the Shop connect Fogo Island Inn guests and hosts, and designers and craftspeople. The aim is to share and strengthen a culture guided by ingenuity and joy.

I came on board to photograph products for the website. I did the art direction and UI for the website after conceptualizing a grid system and wireframing. I then translated the design system to print material for the furniture launch collection at Klaus by Nienkamper in Toronto.

Built with Shopify. This site has been changed since its initial launch.

fogoislandshop.ca

 
 

Fogo Island Inn

There's much to be said about the Fogo Island Inn – a truly unique project and winner of many international awards since it first opened its doors in the spring of 2013.

It's a marriage of contemporary and traditional all in one. Future thinking and old ways equally inspire the furnishings and designs.

The website I art directed continued this design dialogue online. I went with a long-form magazine style that encouraged exploring the nooks and crannies much like you would do in the Inn. Caslon was chosen as one of the typefaces due to its revival during the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 1800s – akin to what's happening on the island. Live from 2013–January 2016.

 

Plants and Animals / Wintersleep

Two recent websites I created with collaborator Jud Haynes are for the Canadian bands @Plants and Animals and @Wintersleep.

Both are similar with a video player background but have different features and design layouts.

The sites were launched in March and April of 2016. plantsandanimals.ca / wintersleep.com

 

Directing/Cinematography Reel

I've also worked with some amazing people in film and have taken on different roles such as directing and producing projects — from working with the National Gallery of Canada creating a film for a Mary Pratt retrospective to the 30 minute film about band Hey Rosetta! where we spent a week on Fogo Island in a remote 100 year old church and Scandinavian / Newfoundland inspired studio. I've also taken direction from others such as the 2016 Newfoundland Tourism digital campaign where I was a camera operator, stills photographer and filmed cinemagraphs that led to close collaboration from a fantastic team lead by Target Marketing.