Hi, I’m Mara Dawn Dockery. Mara? Yes, it’s Mara, pronounced like Sara. I’m an art director/graphic designer. Well-seasoned in the world of art direction and design, I have spent numerous years working in advertising for a few different agencies in the Midwest. I recently left the agency world to pursue my dream of living a more creatively fulfilling and balanced life by opening my own creative studio, Mara Dawn.

The Mara Dawn design studio incorporates on all things creative, including art direction, design and some photography. My design work is predominately centered around branding, iconography and custom invitations. Take a good look at the portfolio. For more information or to inquire about working with me, please send a friendly note over to

My blog is a design-focused lifestyle blog. Design is my life passion, and I can’t help but to share it. As featured on 100 Layer Cakelet, PopSugar Moms, Crafsty, Disney Baby and @dailydoodlegram.