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Mary Ann is incredibly creative and adaptable. She could design point of sale, direct mail, packaging and product always adding her special touch and bringing the Build-A-Bear brand to life. She has a positive attitude and works well with her direct team members and the merchandising team to always deliver the best for BABW!

Maxine Clark

Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop


I have had the pleasure of working with Mary Ann for 9 years, at


For several of those years, I was here her immediate supervisor. I found her to be consistently good-natured, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile.


Besides being a joy to work with, Mary Ann is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and execute on those ideas in a very meaningful way. She has successfully developed numerous creative projects for BABW that have resulted in great consumer feedback. She is very flexible and eager to take on new challenges. Always willing to pitch in and help out in a crunch.

Mary Ann is a very talented designer that can take a project from start to finish and make it look great in the end, she thrives in the creative process and never fails to come up with new and exciting executions!

Carrie Chambliss

Head of Creative Services,
Build-A-Bear Workshop

MaryAnn and I have worked together for three and a half years at Build A Bear Workshop and I can’t say enough good things about her. She is one of the hardest working designers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She is extremely creative, talented, and works well under pressure. There is never a lack of energy or ideas with this one, and she is a blast to work with!


MaryAnn is extremely professional in all her presentations and is the first person to help out when the team needs it. She would be a wonderful asset to any company.


Emily Hartman

Project Manager, ​
Build-A-Bear Workshop


Mary Ann and I worked at
Build-A-Bear when I was the in-house photographer and enjoyed working together. We collaborated well on many shoots, from the photography
of our stuffed animals to lifestyle shots for advertising print and web.


She brought tons of creativity to the shoots whether it was her great styling skills of bringing life to the stuffed animals or setting the scene just right in the lifestyle photoshoots. Mary Ann is a very diligent, hard worker and goes above and beyond to make sure the job is exactly what you want and need.

Jay Beauvais

​Build-A-Bear Workshop

We’ve been benefiting from Mary Ann’s graphic design and artistry skills in a variety of applications over the past
14 years.


She’s assisted not only us personally, but our clients as well – ranging across a variety of industries from home building and construction to professional services.


Not only is Mary Ann a talented artist both inside and outside of the graphic design arena, but she is also a stable, trusted, and loyal resource who can be counted on to fulfill her promises. While we here at Black Dress Partners are obviously true fans, we can also attest that any and all clients we’ve referred her to have also been exceedingly pleased with her work, and have commented on how great she is to work with. 


Erin Joy

Black Dress Partners,

Founder and Owner


MaryAnn is very intuitive and quickly grasped the concept for our group and our goals with the website.  Her first draft was excellent and thorough.  She encompassed all the ideas that we needed right off the bat.  Only minor adjustments were needed to have a fully integrated and complete website.  MaryAnn is very easy to work with and responded to questions with excellent insights that helped keep the website on track.  We've had many compliments and are very satisfied with her work.  We even gave her a bonus!


Rick Kramer
Musical Director of JOIA: World Percussion

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