Mark Rowden is a typographic and graphic designer and author.

He founded the Portfolio design studio in 1983 after studying under Os Turner, Howard Pattison and Mike Mathews at the Watford College of Print and Packaging. At its height, Portfolio employed twenty-three designers and artists backed up by seven administrative, project and client management personnel. Mark became renowned for his art direction and strategic thinking in identity and what increasingly became known as branding. His unique theories were published in two books successfully translated into several languages.

More recently, he relocated to Cambridgeshire, England, and writes literary fiction.