Mark Salinas was born in 1973, and is a designer based in Sunnyside, Queens. He received his BFA in sculpture from Washington University, an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design and his certificate in Tailoring from Central St. Martins in London. After 12 successful years in the fine art, film and fashion industries, Salinas launched his own design and fabrication studio, Arrows Up, in 2007, specializing in retail window displays and marketing props. His roster of notable clients includes Adidas, Chanel, Macy's, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and the National Kidney Foundation. Even while designing for others, his Sunnyside studio is kept busy with personal projects such as community beautification efforts, artist residencies, and creative collaborations.