Mark’s Bio

Mark’s background and experience

Mark Smallman, Smallman of MacGraphic has developed a vast background and experience in the design and print industry over the past 20years. Mark was also in the photographic industry for eleven years prior to moving to the design & print industry.

In 1995, while working at Jessops in Belfast, Marks interest in digital photography was sparked by a delivery of ‘Adobe Photoshop’. This quickly led to Mark honing his skills in all things digital. Combining his background and experience in photography with his love of technology and computers.

MacGraphic, design for print by Mark Smallman

Following on from this, Mark quickly picked up an interest in all forms of digital design. From image manipulation in Photoshop to DTP (desktop publishing) in PageMaker. And then moving on to using IllustratorQuark XPress, and InDesign.
This then led Mark into the world of desktop publishing and graphic design. He started working in the print industry in 1998, at a print factory called ‘TextFlow’, in Belfast.

Printing Letterpresses Leters

From there, Marks experience has further developed, with a number of roles within the design industry. These included print-finisher, pre-press operator & manager, digital press operator, designer and then onto senior designer roles within a newspaper and magazine publisher.
Going self-employed in 2010 with MacGraphic. And utilising his 18+ years of knowledge from his background and experience to help his clients.

Marks experience allows him to work efficiently, using the most effective methods. And only industry standard practices.

Mark will work with you to capture and convey your company’s unique message. Ensuring the use of the most cost-effective and best-suited solution, to complete his clients’ projects, and maximising their return on investment.

Desk Top Publishing


MacGraphic, design for online

Whether it is a brochure website, a complete e-commerce platform, or a co-ordinated print project. Mark will work with you to ensure the maximum impact for your investment.
Mark will work with you, to ensure your company is represented in a professional way. While still being cost-effective.

We can also offer support after we launch your web project. Ensuring you are not left to deal with updates and maintenance yourself.

Mark can also train you on how to best use your new site. We offer a post-launch service to ensure the site is secure and safe.

As a keen WordPress user and supporter of the open source platform. Mark is co-organiser for his local WordPress Northern Ireland WordPress Belfast Meetup group. The group meet monthly, holding discussions and training sessions on everything WordPress. Mark was also lead organiser for WordCamp Belfast in 2016, and the upcoming WCBelfast 2018. As if that wasn’t enough, he was also co-organiser for the first ever WordCamp Dublin in 2017.


Webdesign coding on laptop

 Posted on: 17th January, 2018

 Author: Mark Smallman

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MacGraphic | Graphic and web design.
Specialist in WordPress websites & publication design.
Established 2010, designing since 1998.
Based in Northern Ireland, UK

MacGraphic works with individuals, businesses and multi-national corporations of all sizes. From a wide range of industries and locations around the world