Mark Hess's professionalism and patience are crucial qualities for the success of his US postage stamps.
Especially for something like the Civil War series, with all of its enthusiasts, the research is beyond comprehensive--including everything from the length of beards to the size of, and distance between buttons. The experts love to
pick these things apart and find mistakes. Somehow Mark kept his head above it all, made voluminous changes,
and got through it without any factual inaccuracies. As for his artistic contribution, we chose him because
there is a unique charm to his paintings... they're highly interpretive."
Creative Director and Manager of Stamp Development
US Postal Service
"As EVP of the leading B2B list brokerage, list management, and email marketing services company Edith Roman Associates, Inc.: I had the pleasure to employ Mark as a consultant to help us create exciting space ad's; eye popping trade booth designs, and web site graphics. In fact until we were acquired in 2004 by a public company we placed our entire million dollar plus marketing budget design in the hands of Mark Hess. Not only did he produce exceptional creative ads that improved our image in the marketplace, the companies success was in no small part derived from his hard work and professionalism. I warmly thank you Mark for the great job you do everyday!"
Exectutive Vice President
Edith Roman Associates
"The first thing I asked Mark to do was a huge oil painting on canvas for my restaurant.
He did incredible research and came up with the idea of depicting historically significant chefs with their most
famous dishes. Of course he insisted on the authenticity of every detail... I trust Mark's take on many aspects of my
business; his insights into who we're trying to attract, and about how that demographic may perceive anything
from the name of the restaurant, to the logo, to the design of the plates is usually right on target. And he doesn't have
a big ego about his work, which makes him extremely flexible and easy for other creatives, like architects, to work with."
Owner and Executive Chef:
Aureole New York & Las Vegas; Steak, Las Vegas & Washigton, DC;
Metrazur, New York; Astra New York & Los Angeles;
Healdsburg Hotel, CA; CEO Eatwell Enterprises
Named 'Best Chef in New York'; James Beard Foundation
"I'm very excited about the many projects we will be working on together in the near future. You are a true professional who listens first to what we are trying to accomplish and then finds a way to meet the needs perfectly and creatively. We love your style, sense of urgency and performance and the mutual respect makes it FUN!"
Roger J. Catarino
President & CEO
Grayson Mountain Water Co., Inc.
"Hess Design Works is truly a pleasure to work with. Mark Hess not only brings a high level of professionalism and creativity to the table, he really cares about the end results of our advertising and collateral programs and is always
quick to offer interesting ideas and unique solutions that work. The personalized service and eagerness not only
to please, but to succeed can't be beat."
Director of Marketing
Edith Roman Associates