Mark Busse

Design Professional, Creative Community Activist, and Food Fanatic in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mark Busse

Design Professional, Creative Community Activist, and Food Fanatic in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Mark Busse is a communication strategist and designer with a strong desire to use design and creativity as a catalyst for positive change while serving communities. As Director of Creativity and Engagement at HCMA Architecture + Design, Busse helps lead their interdisciplinary design team and heads up TILT Curiosity Labs initiative which explores creativity, design, and engagement in all its forms, including an artist in residency program.

A graduate of TWU’s School of Business and UBC’s Visual Arts Program, Mark is a Certified Graphic Designer, active executive, and Fellow of the Graphic Designers of Canada. Prior to joining HCMA. Busse was managing partner of Industrial Brand, a design consultancy which he co-founded in 1997 that specialized in helping professional services firms realize brand and marketing potential through research-based strategy and communication design.

Driven by a desire to extract learnings and process innovation from a variety of design practices, Busse is fascinated by new and emerging technologies and the revolutionary impact they have on humanity and the environments in which they live. As a burgeoning urbanist with a new perspective, his unique set of skills as a creativity and process facilitator, educator, and engagement strategist has allowed him to create communities and host conversations, workshops, and large events in a variety of forms.

Busse’s career has put him on the frontier of applying design methods to social and strategic questions in business, community, and the arts. He has been an outspoken design industry writer, speaker, and activist, serving on various industry boards, advisory councils, and education programs. As part of his role at HCMA, Busse invests in the creative community by producing and hosting events such as Likemind Vancouver, CreativeMornings/Vancouver, and Interesting Vancouver.

  • Work
    • HCMA Architecture + Design
  • Education
    • Trinity Western University
    • University of British Columbia