Mary Cowles

Graphic Artist & Marketer

Phone: (815) 321-1472
References provided upon request


Thanks for visiting my site! You’ll find some of my portfolio samples, areas of expertise, and more to find out about me here.

If you’re interested in possibly working together, just send me an email at and let me know what you have in mind and I’ll be happy to get back to you ASAP.


Objective & Skills

Creative, organized, technology-savvy production artist with experience in corporate communications, seeking a position where I can support others to succeed.

•Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office
•10+ years of experience in creative services and administrative support
•Proficient in proofreading, editing, and project management
•Team-oriented, flexible, problem-solver, supportive, and a quick learner

Recent Jobs

2015 – present


Great Street Realty Partners – Rolling Meadows, IL
• Design and production: create brochures, flyers, maps, demographic materials, etc.
• Research: Investigate trade areas and retailer demographics for marketing material creation
•Marketing: Create e-mail marketing campaigns
• Account management: coordinate national account workflow, review and approve graphics materials for branding, content and demographics
• Website Maintenance: update all text and graphics for company website

2009 – 2014


MC Software Development – Coral Springs, FL

• Updated graphics materials for marketing promotions and customer ad copy
• Prepared, edited and monitored documents with Microsoft Excel
• Created and prioritized budgets, company goals and finances, plus managed bookkeeping from multiple accounts
• Updated reports, budgets, monthly sales reports, etc. for daily staff meetings

2005 – 2008


National Safety Council – Itasca, Illinois

• Developed ads, brochures, sell sheets, catalogs, event materials for non-profit safety company
• Collaborated with customers for campaign development


This is a short list of some of the skills I’ve acquired over the years, but I love new challenges and learning new software and skills.

Graphic Design
Project Management
Website Maintenance
Production Skills


International Academy of Design and Technology

Chicago, IL

Associates of Applied Science: Computer Graphics
Graduated with honors GPA: 3.6/4.0

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

Bachelors of Arts Degree: English


• Received an Extreme Progress Award for coordinating a marketing presentation
• Received company award for PowerPoint and graphics support in helping procure a $1.2 million contract
• Received an Excellence in Action award for conversion to new computer system
• NJCAA National Qualifier for Cross Country and Track


Promiseland Children’s Ministry Volunteer

Willow Creek Community Church, Crystal Lake, IL

•Managed classroom activities, directed volunteers, encouraged children to behave age-appropriately, and assisted children with special needs

Special Needs Parent Advocate and Volunteer

Ramblewood Elementary, Coral Springs, FL

• Advocate for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder / Elementary School Volunteer