Gauge | Mark | Tim
Mark is the design & creative force behind Gauge. His steadfast enthusiasm for brilliant strategy, design and execution is unwavering.
He has consulted for Advertising Agencies, Brand Firms and Design Studios nation-wide, such as Leo Burnett, Ogilvy & Mather and more. He has lead/managed up to 30 creative designers, overseeing all creative output from a number of firms in New York and Chicago. Mark’s creative output has seen all forms of media. National broadcast, national print advertising, rich media, social marketing, experiential, and more.
Some of the brands that Mark has overseen and created advertising and design for are: Ameritrade, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Craftsman Tools, Dove, Gatorade, Kenmore, McDonald’s Brand, Melka Wines, Miller Brewing Co, Navistar, PepsiCo, Sony Electronics, Quaker Oats, Suave Haircare, Tusk Estates, Wilson Sporting Goods, and many more.
Mark can be reached in Chicago at: email@example.com
Tim found his passion for all things culinary at the tender age of eleven when he started working for his Italian grandfather as a prep cook. That early taste led to two accomplished decades in restaurant and hospitality management.
His devotion to food and the restaurant industry took him around the country until he found himself in Napa Valley, working with the legendary Robin Lail, and her wine project, Lail Vineyards. After helping establish and grow the Lail brand for ten years, he launched Gauge Branding with partner Mark Wiegard.
Tim focuses on branding, business development, and marketing strategies for industry leaders and trail blazers including Tusk Estates, Melka Wines, Corlis Estate, Secret Squirrel, Lail Vineyards, Benediction, Zakin Estate, Lone Whisker and many others.
In 2008, he began a joint venture, Tusk Estates, with his friends Michael Uytengsu and Philippe Melka. Their goal—to create the next great luxury wine brand. Fueled by passion and a great team, that journey has become a reality today.
His entrepreneurial spirit has led Tim to form unique ventures including Carbon, the premier hospitality and DTC wine sales service for next generation cult wineries and Kitchen Collective, America’s first urban cooking club. Tim recently fulfilled a lifelong dream and purchased his first vineyard with partners in 2017.
Tim can be reached in Napa California at: firstname.lastname@example.org