Hi, I'm Mary! I am a lover of Mexican food, sweater blankets, Zumba, and beautiful typography. I’ve been creating in some way or other since I could pick up a crayon. 

When I was in elementary school I used to cut apart Pottery Barn Kids and PBTeen magazine and rearrange the rooms. I would even pick out paint and flooring swatches from Home Depot. This love of design and the arts led me to take all the art classes my high school had to offer and then off to college I went. 

I studied graphic design and marketing at the University of Dayton before moving to Carmel, Indiana (where I knew one person!) for a graphic design position at a full-service marketing agency. (Leap of faith #1) 

After a couple years of learning from the best in the agency-world, I realized I was always wishing I could form a closer relationship with the people I was designing for. I wanted to be the one meeting with clients and hearing the stories behind the business and dreams of growth. And doing the designing, of course! Fast-forward to 2018 when I decided to follow my heart.

After MANY conversations with my fiancé about becoming a full-time freelance designer, I made the decision to make it official (Leap of faith #2). After many hours of hard work, research, financial planning, and prayer, MK Design Studio opened in November of 2018 and is ready to help you take your leap of faith into custom branding + website design!

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Jesus
My fiancé + family
Dad’s cheeseburgers

Adobe Illustrator
Showit
Good Typography

Consultation Calls
Moodboard Day
Launch Day

Life Favorites

Design Favorites

MKDS Favorites

Jesus
My fiancé + family
Dad’s cheeseburgers

Adobe Illustrator
Showit
Good Typography

Consultation Calls
Moodboard Day
Launch Day

Life Favorites

Design Favorites

MKDS Favorites

After a couple years of learning from the best in the agency-world, I realized I was always wishing I could form a closer relationship with the people I was designing for. I wanted to be the one meeting with clients and hearing the stories behind the business and dreams of growth. And doing the designing, of course! Fast-forward to 2018 when I finally decided to follow my heart.

After MANY conversations with my fiancé about becoming a full-time freelance designer, I made the decision to make it official (Leap of faith #2). After many hours of hard work, research, financial planning, and prayer, MK Design Studio opened in November of 2018 and is ready to help you take your leap of faith into custom branding + website design!