Mary Cowles

Design, Production & Marketing

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


Welcome to my website! I am a marketing professional with experience creating corporate materials for print and digital mediums. My design and project management skills have produced results for companies such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, PetSmart & Verizon, as well as for smaller companies.

I’ve had the opportunity to create visual communications across a broad spectrum of media, which may include logos, printed corporate materials, signage, email marketing newsletters, or websites. But I also love handling the details. I will research, collaborate, proofread, suggest ways to save money if possible.

Feel free to browse my portfolio, below, to find out more about me. 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.


Objective & Skills

Marketing professional with experience creating corporate materials for print and digital mediums. I am seeking a position where I can utilize my design and marketing skills in a collaborative work environment.

• Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Drupal, Word Press, and MailChimp
• 10+ years of experience in creative services and marketing support
• Skilled in proofreading, vendor and project management
• Team-oriented, flexible, problem-solver, and enjoy learning

Portfolio Samples


Campaigns & Direct Mail

Catalogs & Books

Logo Design


Job Experience



Various Clients – Chicago & Suburbs

• Print and Production services: ads, brochures, catalogs, direct mail, POP displays
• Manage branding of all collateral in order to keep consistent look and feel of brand
• Editorial & Organization: proofread and edit materials, & planning content intuitively for end-user
• Project & Vendor management: branding, vendor collaboration, pre-flight files
• Website Maintenance: basic skills in content management programs like Drupal & Word Press

APRIL 2015 – NOVEMBER 2017


A highlight was completing a comprehensive 160-page Chicago Marketbook, which is an informative sales tool for client meetings. I researched demographics, created graphics and maps, and designed the look in Adobe InDesign.

Great Street Realty Partners – Rolling Meadows, IL
• Developed brochures, ads, maps, banners, and online brochures
• Researched merchant trade areas, and create maps with Regis software
• Created e-mail marketing campaigns using Mail Chimp
• Managed branding & content, vendor quotes, pre-flighted files
• Managed and updated all text and graphics for website using Drupal

2009 – 2014


MC Software Development – Coral Springs, FL

• Updated graphics materials for online and print marketing promotions
• Coordinated files and asset organization
• Managed quotes and project timelines with outside vendors
• Coordinated items for production and pre-flighted files
• Created budget plan and organized hundreds of files
• Collaborated on marketing launch direction

2005 – 2008


National Safety Council – Itasca, Illinois

• Collaborated with customers for project scope & timelines
• Brainstormed creative direction, colors, type, and imagery
• Designed ads, brochures, catalogs, direct mail, logos, sell sheets, and event materials
• Met with customers and presented initial and follow-up concepts
• Managed multiple project timelines and prioritized workload
• Provided graphics support to various departments
• Coordinated pre-flighting and instructions for print collateral


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.

Graphic Design
Production Skills
Proofreading & Grammar
Project Management
Website Maintenance
E-mail Marketing


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



Willow Creek Community Church, Crystal Lake, IL

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


Ramblewood Elementary, Coral Springs, FL

• Assisted children with academics and behavior management for grades Pre-K through 3rd grade