MWDC

About

Mark Whipp is a London based IT and Design Consultant who has been freelancing predominantly for hospitality clients and individual artists since 2005.

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I studied fine art at Falmouth School of Art and North East London Polytechnic in the early 1980's. During this time I also started working as a busboy and barmen at Bob Payton's seminal "Chicago Pizza Pie Factory". Following art school, and a brief stint at ballet school, I did ten years or so in hospitality management. Most of this period I worked on new store opening and concept development projects for industry entrepreneurs as well as larger companies like Hilton UK and Prima Pasta.

In the 90's I moved to working for a Hospitality technology company installing EPOS Systems and hotel Property Managements Systems. During this time I also developed my networking and cabling skills and got certified as an MCSE. In 2000 I Joined the Cafe Med Group as an 'in house' IT Manager. Then in 2005 I branched out as a freelance IT consultant, which I am still doing to the current day. More recently I have also been undertaking digital design projects for my clients.

In my working life, I rely heavily on the experiences I have gained in these various 'hands on', multi-disciplinary roles over the last 25 years.

hospitality clients

  • Berber and Q
  • Brawn Restaurant
  • Ca'puccino
  • Cafe Med Group
  • Harry Morgan Deli
  • Le Piccolla Deli
  • Prime Burger Company
  • Lupita Restaurants
  • Macellaio UK Restaurants
  • Main Course Associates
  • Med Kitchen Restaurants
  • Mister Lasagna
  • Montys Deli
  • Noble Rot
  • Oka Restaurants
  • Parlour Restaurant
  • Panino Guisto
  • Rossopomodoro Restaurants UK
  • Raoul's Deli
  • Shawarma Bar
  • Sofra
  • Salotto 31
  • Terroirs Restaurant
  • The Wines Rooms Group
  • The First Restaurant Group
  • Tom Simmons
  • Vivat Bacchus

artist clients

  • BiHand Printmakers
  • Carole de Jong
  • Dawn Finn
  • Liza Finn
  • Leighton Artists