Mark Cleverley was a leading New Zealand design practitioner for 40 years. His many design disciplines include architecture, furniture, graphic design and textiles as well as design education. While his name may not be familiar, his work, from the 1960s through to the 1990s, certainly is, with his designs for postage stamps, dinnerware designs for Crown Lynn and packaging. He was accepted as a full member of the prestigious UK-based Society of Industrial Artists and Designers (SIAD) in 1972. In New Zealand he was awarded numerous commissions and his works were often showcased in the design industry journal Designscape and included in the publication’s “Design Index” of exemplary design. He was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship for a research project on bilingual design in 1987. In 2013 he was elected into the Massey University College of Creative Arts Hall of Fame.