YP is no longer. Please visit Mark Pernice and Elana Schlenker’s new studio OOO (Out Of Office)


Mark’s dedicated illustration site coming soon. For now please view up-to-date illustration work at @marknessofdarkness.

Mark Pernice

A New York native and School of Visual Arts alum, Mark advanced from early work in movie poster design to designing for a variety of clients and industries as a now-longtime art director, graphic designer and illustrator. Pernice spent part of 2008 working under world renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister and Paula Scher in 2010 working on Jon Stewart’s, Earth The Book. In 2010 Pernice’s Photo Booth Mask project gained viral attention with over 1.5 million image hits in the projects first 3 months garnering press in Wired, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed and It’s Nice That, to name a few. Most Recently, alongside Elana Schlenker, Mark illustrated and designed Paul Simon’s 2018 album release, In The Blue Light. Mark was awarded a gold medal in editorial illustration from the Society of Illustrators 60th annual exhibition. The ‘2005’ book design was shortlisted and honorably mentioned in the Anamorphis Prize for self published photo books and selected to be included in MoMA’s permanent library.

What We Do

Art Direction, Logo & Identity System Design, Brand Positioning, Editorial Illustration, Print Design, Book and Magazine Design, Advertising and Poster Design, Environmental Design, Packaging Design, Website and Digital Design and Development, UX Strategy, Social Media, Illustration, Video and Motion.

Selected Clients

Anthemis GroupAnthropologie / AppleThe AtlanticAudible / Barnes Coy Architects / Baxter ProjectsBusinessweek / BuzzfeedThe Boston Globe / Canopy Verde / Columbia University Architecture / Cornell University ArchitectureEsquire / GoogleFlavorpillHarvard Business Review  / The InterceptThe Jewish MuseumLincoln Center for the Performing Arts / LippincottLucky Peach / Mass MutualMediumMentos / Ministry of Kaapi Coffee / MotherMute Records / The New Yorker / New York MagazineThe New York Times / Notre Dame University / Paul Simon / Print / Sagmeister & Walsh / Sony / Sidewalk Labs / TEDThis American Life / Time / TomboyUrban Green Council / Universal Music Group / Variety / VerdesVirgin Mobile  / The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post / WiredWWD


American Illustration 37 / 2017 “Gold Medal” Society of Illustrators / 2016 ASHPE “Best Cover” Silver / 2016 ASHPE “Best Single Issue” Bronze / 2015 Anamorphis Prize shortlist and honorable mention book inclusion in MoMA library / 2015 New York Times – Year In Illustration / 2012-11 The New York Times Most Notable Op-Ed Illustrations / 2011 FPO Award “Photo booth mask” / 2011 FPO Award “Voxel Stationery” / 2010 Graphis Poster Annual / Make Magazine Best of 2010 / 2009 HOW Mag Outstanding Achievement Award / 2009 PRINT Magazine Regional Design Award / 2009 PRINT Mag Creativity & Commerce / 2009 AIGA PGA Award

Selected Book Inclusions

1000 More Invites / 1000 More Graphic Elements / Becoming A Graphic and Digital Designer / Branding First Vol.2 / International Visual Communication Design / Design For Fashion / Design: Paper / Designers Universe – The Wow Factor / Graphis Poster Annual 2010 / From Cover to Layout / Format First Vol.2 / Found Type by Steven Heller & Gail Anderson