I'm Mara – graphic designer, maker, triathlete, cookie monster, salad expert, and animal lover. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati's college of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) in 2014 and I currently work as an brand and environmental graphic designer at Gensler Chicago. 

I am proudly from Cincinnati but now Chicago is my home – a city whose beauty and energy is a constant source of inspiration. I like to think I'm a realist who makes the best of every situation, and I'm always up for new experiences. I love working with my hands, my materials constantly changing. It may be paper and paint one day... sugar and butter the next. This curiosity about life often keeps me to juggling a variety of side hustles and projects, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I hope you enjoy my work. I'm always looking for new opportunities and would love to work with you. Let's chat! 


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