Mary Ferrari

Ferrari Graphic Design

Experience

2003 - Present

Mary & Ferrari

Partner. Full service design agency.

2001 - 2002

Newspaper Publishing

Independent Newspaper Publishing. Advertising and publication layout design.

1996-2002

Publishing

Photo Editor, Ad design. Newspaper, specialty publication, and book publication design.

About Me

 As I began my design career I was fortunate  to have some very experienced mentors in the printing and publishing business which opened many avenues for job opportunities, including independent publications. As a staff member I was able to participate in the publication of many newspapers, ads, books, magazines, and tabloids which quickly honed my print publication skills. 

In 2003, after completing my education in graphic design followed by additional logo design and branding courses, I began a partnership graphic design business in Italy with my husband, Mary & Ferrari Graphic Design. My husband also had a previous print career in the book publishing industry after design school in Milan. As a full service design agency this opened many areas to us to utilize our creative skills such as packaging, ad design, interior displays, signage, way finding, web design, extensive web development etc. This allowed us a deep dive into business and commercial art. In addition to maintaining a full client roster which continues to expand, we constantly update our skills to enable us to better serve our clients.

I eventually specialized in branding and identity which included brand strategy. I have worked with many businesses to increase their market presence and value with intensive brand management skills. Experienced designers are not just hired hands with graphic skill sets. I work hard to achieve the most effective business outcome for my clients.

After a long career of helping others achieve their business goals and having a family, I have returned to my design foundations, and have begun expanding our business with the creation of Espresso Press Media©. Espresso Press Media© includes specialty consumer graphic design products and creative assets for the increasingly expanding self publishing market. It targets those with little design or publishing experience. It also offers basic graphic design services for small start ups helping them scale their business with cohesive design strategy from the start. Eventually it will be an avenue helping new designers gain real world experience and will have its own digital product line.

In addition to nationally recognized logo design, I am also an award winning watercolor artist. For fun I take photos and sell them on sites like Adobe.

Education

2001-2005

Graphic Design
Branding
Logo Design
Sessions College For Professional Design

2018-2019

Graphic Design
InDesign
CalARTS - Adobe

Skills

Photoshop 95%
WordPress 75%
Illustrator 90%
InDesign 95%
Other Design Software 85%
Publishing 75%

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