I craft digital designs that take small businesses to the next level of visibility, credibility & profit to match their awesome passion.

If you’re ready to attract the best kind of attention —

Let’s get strategic with it.

Your biz is booming (or about to take off.)

  • You’ve got a world-changing message and top-tier work that gets noticed. Now, you need a new look to match.
  • You’re craving crisp, modern design that’s a flawless fit for your brand and unforgettable to your audience.
  • You’re looking for a new website, brand look or other digital content that gets conversations started and closes more sales.

That’s where I come in.

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  • I’ve got 15 years of experience in marketing & customer care, with a focus on building & growing small businesses.
  • I’ve also got a killer knack for cohesive brand aesthetics that stand out, with sophistication and style.
  • Smart marketing strategy is the golden thread tying my visual work together — to make your audience want to know more, do more and buy more.

I work with:

Marketing directors at healthy lifestyle brands and other growing businesses and creative directors at select arts organizations.

This is what I do. This is what I love.

Welcome to MaryMaru.com.


Mary is extremely patient and knows how to listen well to fully grasp the key messages behind every campaign. (She) took the time to understand our business and delivered time and time again innovative and creative concepts.
—Louise Nestor, Marketing Director


Not only does Mary have an excellent design sense but she also has the ability to look at the big picture, she gets involved in the entire process, she asks great questions and is a strong collaborator.
—Diane Lowman, Marketing Director


Mary is a highly accomplished graphic designer and project manager. Her work is insightful, creative, and reflective of the goals and objectives of each project. She is also an attentive project manager—always thinking ahead with careful planning.
—Dottie Jeffries, Public Relations Consultant


Mary provided a wonderful balance of offering professional advice and listening and adjusting to my needs and requests. She allowed me to experiment with many different ideas, and helped guide me to a very professional realization of a product that I could not have achieved on my own.
—Andrew Janss, Cellist and Program Director, Omega Ensemble


Mary recently did a project for me and it surpassed all expectations. She was so great to work with, and knew exactly what was needed.
—Joanna Daidone, Marketing Director

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