Mary has been devoted to creativity her entire life. An artist with a love of design, Mary graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College, leading to her career in the arts. As a creative entrepreneur, she has a demonstrated history working with a wide range of clients for digital, print and mixed media projects. She was the recipient of the Davey Award for graphic design and her work has appeared in Artbyte, Better Homes and Gardens, Time Out New York, Vogue, Yoga Journal and NY Yoga + Life. Committed to her community, she has volunteered her services to Bellevue Hospital's Children of Bellevue Center, Housing Works, Montclair Cooperative School and Parent Linking Program for Teen Parents, Passaic High School.
In 2019, Mary began working with Family Connections as consulting Creative Director, where she continues to provide support for all their design needs.
Mary currently resides in New Jersey, where she spends time making art and practicing yoga with her husband, daughter and two cats.
"Mary is a true professional who takes her work seriously. Extremely talented and easy to work with, she lights up an office!!"
Marketing and Business Development Director at Brach Eichler, LLC
"Working with Mary reminded me that there's a lot more to design than just making things look good. She brings a unique sense of style combined with an awareness of culture and society that makes her work smart and relevant. As a designer and a person, she is one of the finest individuals I have ever worked with."
Digital Transformation Executive
"The instant I hired Mary she was a hit. Mary provided my design team with refreshing, relevant design leadership. She managed multiple projects daily, along with direct reports, outside freelancers, hard deadlines and tight timing...all with a cool and calm demeanor. I would hire Mary again in a second!"
Marketing and Creative Services Leader
"It was a pleasure to work with Mary on the development of my website. She presented me with a variety of attractive and creative options, and offered me advice whenever I asked for it. I would wholeheartedly recommend her and her work."
Dr. Dassie Hoffman
"Mary is an extraordinary designer with a graphic eye like no one that I have met before. Although she is extremely creative, she is also able to work within very strict parameters when it comes to corporate initiatives and projects. She is someone who I look forward to working with again at some point in my career."
Marketing Director at Kenney & Associate
"Mary did a fabulous job overhauling and redesigning the large and content-heavy site for Parents magazine. Not only did she come up with terrific design concepts and site architecture, but she was also a delight to work with - always pleasant and professional."
"I just wanted to write a note saying how happy I am with what Mary Blackstock has done. I have seen the layout (of the promotional piece), and I want you to know that I think that Mary did an amazing job at designing this newspaper (for the P.S. 1 Museum Exhibition). It fits right in with the show. I think that this newspaper is an important and exciting document and I am very proud to have it accompany this exhibition. And again, congratulations to Mary for a job very well done."
Writer, Art Historian and Curator
"Mary Blackstock has to be one of the most elegant and stylish designers working today. The artistic sense she brought to the British Airways promotional tour enhanced the already refined essence of the BA corporate brand by adding a playful sophistication. She somehow even made supersonic jet technology look beautiful! Her thoughtful and clever designs were true crowd-pleasers, captivating the imagination of thousands of guests to the exhibition. Her work is nothing short of breath-taking. For projects requiring grace, beauty, style and wit - my first call is always to Mary."
"Mary Blackstock is always the first designer I call. Her work is fresh, uncluttered and sophisticated. More importantly, she is a master at taking a client's communication problem and not only solving it but somehow turning it into a strong visual success in the design. And she's always a pleasure to work with!"
"Mary created my logo, website and business stationary. She is creative, dependable and wonderful to work with."
Owner, Center City Concierge