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Mark Stern
Mark SternCreative Director
Mark has been the inspiration and energy behind the studio’s success since founding the business in 2009. Under his direction, Cuckoo Studio has grown to become a respected creative studio in the Chicagoland area. Mark’s loves are culture, technology, and the role that design plays in our everyday lives and much of his time is spent applying this knowledge to our business and to our clients. Mark has been working in the fast-paced design and creative industry for over 13 years. His experience has included working with notable establishments such as ChildU, Chicago Park District, Fellowes, McDonalds, NEIU, & UIC. When he’s not focusing on work, he can be found cheering on the Blackhawks, exploring Chicagoland, or buried in a good book.


Read some of the kind words our clients and colleagues have to say:

I’ve worked with Mark Stern on a number of print-based projects, and was thrilled with the creative direction he provided, as well as his ability to meet my deadlines. I highly recommend his work.
J. Matt Byerly, Art Director, NEIU

I hired Mark to create a unique, creative and recognizable logo concept for my new fitness business. I was impressed by Mark’s turn-around time, professionalism, and most of all excellent and creative work. Mark has an incredible imagination only surpassed in his incredible artistic capabilities. It was a joy working with him and I am BEYOND thrilled with the results. I would hire Mark again and HIGHLY recommend his work!.
Melissa Coglianese, LinkedIn
I’ve worked with Mark on numerous projects and he’s always been a superior partner to collaborate with. Aside from being a excellent artist and resourceful problem solver, Mark is always fun to work with and brings a levity to our projects that I always look forward to.