Guided by design principles studied at University of California, Davis, Mary creates comprehensive, immersive, and emotive experiences. With innovative work in visual communications featured in juried shows at the Pence Gallery and UC Davis Design Museum, Mary’s work expresses identity, brand, and culture. Refining her skills at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, she began pursuing a career in graphic design. Mary joined Kate Keating Associates in 2016, where she integrated environmental graphics within the landscape, architecture, brand, and cultural context to enhance the intended user experience. She designed environmental graphics for a variety of different civic, healthcare, education, commercial projects: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Crane Cove Park, Hellman & Friedman, Sacramento Valley Train Station, and Curran Theater. Moving 5,300 miles from her hometown, San Francisco, Mary is currently studying MA Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins, London. She is inspired by spatial design’s ability to help shape perceptions, promote innovation, and tell meaningful, powerful stories. With the opportunity to experiment and explore ideas, Mary is excited to creatively engage with people, place, history, and culture. Additionally, while waiting for large files to export, Mary enjoys printmaking, calligraphy, and hiking.
Discipline: Graphic Design, Visual Communication Design
Year of graduation: 2021