Allow Me to Introduce Myself

My name is Mark Hayden and i'm an entrepreneurial nerd with a passion for solving problems. If you're in a hurry, here's the NITTY GRITTY and WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO lately. Of course uderstanding HOW I GOT HERE will give you the whole picture. Heck, I'll even tell you how to THINK LIKE A NERD and WHERE I MINGLE. Thirsty for more? I think it's time to FRIEND, TWEET, MAIL, or CALL me.


The Nitty Gritty


With nearly a decade of strategy, creative, development and leadership experience, I have had the opportunity to gain practical experience in virtually every aspect of digital production for a range of clients, including Hershey, Coca-Cola, Quaker, Kraft, Campbellā€™s, Peter Piper Pizza, Paradise Bakery and the Phoenix Suns.

Overcoming complex challenges through the use of technology is my passion; the ever-changing landscape, my drive; and my ability to quickly educate and adapt, my greatest asset.


  • Creative Direction
  • Digital Strategy
  • Information Design
  • Usability
  • Project Management
  • HTML5 / CSS3 / SASS / jQuery
  • PHP / Ruby + Rails / MySQL
  • Objective-C / Cocoa Touch
  • Open Graph / PayPal / Google APIs
  • WordPress / ExpressionEngine
  • Magento / X-Cart
  • cPanel / WHM
  • AdWords / Facebook Ads
  • Social Media Strategy
  • AS2


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What I've Been Up To

WheresThere Gallery

IA, Design, Objective-C, Cocoa Touch, PHP, JSON,
Yelp API

Peter Piper Pizza Gallery

IA, Design, HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Google Maps API, PayPal API, Mobile Web

Paradise Bakery Gallery

IA, Design, HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL,
OpenGraph API

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AAPIP Gallery

IA, Design, HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL,
OpenGraph API

AZ Grand Gallery

IA, HTML, CSS, jQuery (parralax), Mobile Web

Courtside Creations Gallery

IA, Design, HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Enterprise Training

How I Got Here

Work History

Digital Director / Engineer

Santy - 02/11' - Current

Digital Strategist

Santy - 03/10' - 01/11'

Sr. Front End Engineer

AIR Integrated - 06/07' - 02/10'

Strategist / Art Director / Engineer

DBC Designs, LLC (Freelance) - 01/07' - Current


Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

The Art Institute of Phoenix

Computer Science

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology