Marcus Saunders
Art Director

About

New age fun with a vintage feel – that’s my creative philosophy. Make it look fresh, but feel timeless.

 
Marcus Saunders standing by a brick wall

HELLO!

I’m Marcus, a freelance art director living in Hobart, Tasmania with my wife, two boys and three chickens. I’ve been a creative for 20+ years and I just love creating things: brands, TV ads, websites, logos, books, magazines… you name it, I can do it.

Here are five things I’d like you to know about me:

1.
I don’t think being creative is a real job, seriously! You get to make really cool stuff for people and they trust you to do it… that’s unreal!

2.
I’m also a fly fishing guide and I built my own boat The Black Spinner. Check out my side hustle at Camden Fishing.

3.
One of my favourite projects ever was creating Captain Hurricane, the mascot for the Hobart Hurricanes cricket team.

4.
I’m completely obsessed with bears; brown, black, grizzly, they’re all amazing. I spend too much time watching them on the Katmai National Park Bear Cam. 🐻

5.
Once, I won a competition to meet Tom Cruise in Dublin… he’s really short.

I appreciate how Marcus listens to understand the problem deeply before providing amazing creative solutions that hit the brief every time.
— Michelle Weir, Executive Director Marketing, University of Tasmania

CLIENT HISTORY

26TEN
ABC Gruen Transfer
Anglers Alliance Tasmania
Ashgrove Farm
Aurora Energy
Australian Maritime College
BCF
BIG W
BWS
Business Events Tasmania
Coopers Brewery
Countdown
Country Club Tasmania
Cradle Coast Authority
Dan Murphy’s
Detail First
Department of State Growth
Department of Justice
Education Department of Tasmania
Escape with ET
Federal Group
Festival of Voices
Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!)
Hobart Airport
Hobart City Council
Hobart Hurricanes
Hydro Tasmania
ICEE Containers Pty Ltd
Jackson Motor Company
LINC Tasmania
Langton’s Wines
Lark Distillery
Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Metro Tasmania
MyState Bank 
Pinnacle Drinks
Port Arthur Historic Site
QUIT Tasmania
Road Safety Advisory Council
Saffire
Save The Tasmanian Devils
Shellfish Culture
Speak Out Association of Tasmania
Spring Bay Seafoods
Tall Timbers
Tasmania Police
Tasmania.com
TasNetworks
TasTAFE
The Cottage School
The Friends' School
The Soldiers Memorial Avenue
Tom Samek
Tourism Australia
Tourism Industry Council Tasmania
Tourism Tasmania
University of Tasmania
Volunteering Tasmania Inc.
Wanderer Outdoor Equipment
West Coast Wilderness Railway
Wineglass Bay Cruises
Woolworths
Woolworths Liquor
Work Safe Tasmania
Wrest Point Hotel Casino
Wursthaus

LOVES/HATES

HATES
Bad kerning
Cats
Cucumber
Hangovers
Movie remakes
Nose hair
Poor lighting
Wind

LOVES
Competitions
Cooking
Cycling
Fly fishing
Minimalism
Movies
Photography
Travelling