Coffee, Star Wars, sports, and great food are considered vital pillars in Marko’s overall existence. One could argue that his wife, family, close friends, and two dogs are also pretty important. Marko is a multi-disciplinary visual designer, with a passion for problem-solving with creativity and technology. Marko brings a large range of professional and technical strengths to the Hayden Outdoors marketing team, where he’s ready to serve and deliver. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO, he took advantage of all the great outdoors, camping, traveling, and hiking - including summiting the well-recognized 14er, Pikes Peak. After spending a couple years after high school studying studio art and art theory, Marko moved to Greeley, Colorado in 2013 to attend the University of Northern Colorado to pursue his passion for graphic and visual design. Studying at the UNC School of Art and Design, Marko focused heavily on branding and brand positioning, eventually graduating with a degree in Visual Communication and Design. While attending UNC, he would find his best friend, now wife, and begin a new exciting life, rooted in Fort Collins, Colorado. After university, he flourished into a design career that would lead him to working with, and developing, a large variety of brands, local and global. For the past 6 years, he worked in the amusement, entertainment & technology industry where he built a large portfolio of projects that ranged from business-to-business product marketing, web design, and development, to graphic design and motion video collateral. Included in that time, for three years, he served as the Head of Design & Marketing at a large entertainment-industry technology company where he led all the strategy and creative direction for the brand. Marko is passionate about working with people, strategizing, developing, and delivering creative projects that help make the entire brand a success. From small-scale assets to large-scale brand development projects, he is ready to tackle and deliver. During his free time and weekends, he likes to spend time with his wife hiking, biking, or touring local breweries and eats. They also enjoy exploring the great mountain destinations of Colorado, either camping or renting a quaint Air B&Bs for the weekend. You can also find Marko regularly playing his favorite video games with his closest friends during times people normally sleep. Don’t hesitate to reach out to him with any creative questions and projects you may have, he’s eager to help and excited to deliver. Also, feel free to chat with him about any trending sports news, geeky sci-fi-related topics, IT technical issues, or if you’re curious about his general coffee consumption. Either way, he’s available and ready to help!