Mark Porter

Editorial design

Goodbye to the Guardian

March 26th, 2010

It feels very strange to be writing this, but here goes… I’m leaving The Guardian.

It’s been a very tough decision. I’ve spent 14 amazing years here since I first came in to work on a redesign of the Weekend magazine, and ended up staying. I’ve enjoyed (almost) every moment, and time and again when I felt it was starting to get boring, something new and exciting would come onto the radar. I’ve worked with some wonderful designers and editors and done some fantastic projects. But I’ve been here a long time and I’m beginning to feel like I’ve done it all, most of it several times over. So it’s time to move on. More news to come soon on my plans for the future.


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  2. Comment by Peter Bilak — March 26, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

    Mark, sorry to see you leave the paper which you helped shaping.

    But exciting news that you start working on your own. Good luck with the projects, and I am sure we’ll hear from you now even more.

  3. Comment by Andrew — March 26, 2010 @ 8:33 pm

    Congratulations, Mark. You’ve done a stunning job on the paper, can’t wait to see what you’ll do next. More magazines, I hope.

  4. Comment by David Airey — March 26, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

    The very best of luck with whatever comes next.

  5. Comment by markporter — March 26, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

    Peter: yes I hope so

    and Andrew: yes I hope so too!

  6. Comment by Lynda — March 26, 2010 @ 11:06 pm

    You have been brilliant, Mark. Good luck with whatever you do next.
    Thanks for coming to collect the award you earned for the paper.

  7. Comment by Khoi Vinh — March 27, 2010 @ 4:38 am

    What a major loss for The Guardian. You did a truly magnificent job there, Mark. It was a source of continual inspiration for me. Best of luck on your next venture; the world is waiting for it…

  8. Comment by David Harrison — March 27, 2010 @ 11:31 am

    So long, good luck and thanks for the full page bleeds ( my favourite covers…. So big!)

  9. Comment by Dan Zedek — March 27, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    Mark, congratulations on taking this big step and thanks for all the inspiration: in your brilliant print work, your groundbreaking online design, and for the way you’ve stayed a generous and unpretentious colleague to those of us in the field. Like many others commenting here, I’m excited to see what comes next…

  10. Comment by Paul Carvill — March 27, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

    Good luck for the future, Mark. Your work at the Guardian was undoubtedly one of the major factors in bringing me to work there, and once I arrived it was great to work with your team and to be inspired by them to produce great work.

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  12. Comment by Marc Shillum — March 30, 2010 @ 2:12 am

    Amazing news,

    Glad I had the chance to serve
    under the most successful and
    astute design mind the guardian
    ever had.

    It was a glorious time.

    Here’s to working on
    more projects together.


  13. Comment by Denúncia Coimbra — July 26, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    Plagiarism inadmissible:

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