Bringing together design, art, science & history.

When they meet, amazing things happen.

Web Design

Websites and applications hand-crafted with care and originality.

Design process and portfolio


Images that combine personality with style. Locations, portraits, and design elements.

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Creative logos, custom designs, scientific & historical drawings, and infographics.

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“Soon after meeting with Mark to discuss our new website, he immediately understood our design goals and presented us with mockups that were exactly what we were hoping for. The process from mockups to live site was simple, efficient, and productive.”

Michael Acierno
IT/IS Manager
Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Carnegie Institution for Science

“G'Day Math! is by far the most intuitive and natural mathematics web arena I have worked with, and Mark created and tailored it just for me and my purposes. It is not only aesthetically beautiful, but also functionally beautiful! Satisfaction is at the highest end of the scale as can be.”

James Tanton, PhD
The Mathematical Association of America
Mathematician in Residence

“If you want modern design and online branding skills along with strong research focused on your organization I recommend you contact Varve Studios.”

Dr. Laurie Leshin
Past-President, AGU Planetary Sciences Section
President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

“The expertise we received from Varve Studios during the launch of our website was fantastic. We experienced hands-on support with development ideas, imagery and design. The on demand technical support was unexpected but very much appreciated.”

Air Bravo Corporation

“Mark brings a creative eye to integrating compelling imagery with geoscience content. His work is professional, timely and he always listens to feedback and changes that the customer requests.”

Dr. Wendy Calvin
Prof. Geophysics & Remote Sensing
Director, Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy
University of Nevada - Reno

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I've worked with many fine people on fun projects. Here's a few:

Department of Terrestrial Magnetism GDay Math! American Geophysical Union University of Nevada