My career began during my teenage years in New Jersey as a mural painter on commercial sites and as a contributing artist for international projects with the Visual Arts League under the vision and direction of Judy Wray. By the time I finished high school I had exhibited twice at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, taken on seven mural-painting commissions, redesigned my high school’s mascot, and gained admission to The Cooper Union on a full-tuition scholarship.

     In my sophomore year I enrolled in a graphic design course taught by Chris Dixon (then Design Director for New York Magazine) who invited me to illustrate for the publication at the end of my second term. Through his excellent teaching abilities and mentorship Chris introduced me to the exciting challenges of working for print publications. Since that time over a decade ago New York Magazine has been a consistent client. Over the scores of articles I’ve illustrated for them their staff has consistently proven to be amongst the most professional, talented, and hard-working group of individuals anyone could be so fortunate to work with.

     After getting my start with New York Magazine, I continued on to do work with GOOD, Esquire, and BusinessWeek. From there my client list continued to grow (see full up-to-date list on the résumé page). In August of 2011 I moved out to Portland, O.R. where I now live with my husband and three cats. I continue to receive most of my commissions from clients in New York, though I work with clients around the globe. If you’re interested in reaching out with a job or inquiring about rates I would be happy to hear from you: marknerys@gmail.com