Marianne Smith
Graphic Designer // Logo & Brand Development // Print Project Manager



Freelance Graphic Designer
Various Clients // 2006 – current
LumaSense Technologies / Mikron Infrared
Infrared Imaging Manufacturer, Hancock, MI, USA // 2006-2008
The Print Shop
Local Printer, Houghton, MI, USA // 2002-2006
GE Energy / GE Power Systems / PSU Creative Services
Various GE Businesses including Medical, Energy, Tradeshow Support
Schenectady, NY, USA // 2000-2002
WCMU Public Broadcasting
WCMU TV and Radio Newsletters, current logo design, etc. // 1999-2000


BAA in Graphic Design & English // Central Michigan University // 1996-2000

My Skills

Photoshop 90%
Illustrator 75%
InDesign 83%
Visual Ideation/Creativity 92%
Color Theory 87%


I have worked with Marianne and find her to be well organized, professional and very good at her work. Her attention to detail and experience would make her a valuable addition to any project.
Marianne has been my creative problem-solver. As a busy real estate agent, I didn’t have time to create and manage my Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter,, Zillow, etc. business accounts…ALL while helping clients buy/sell properties. Marianne made my online image look and sound great, and continues to manage that image. She is able to write marketing text with tact. She manages my online business image so I can do what I do best—help clients buy and sell properties.
I have been working with Marianne since 2007. Her knowledge and attention to detail in design is greatly appreciated, since I am a one person marketing department. She and I have completed marketing campaigns across many platforms: Facebook, e-mail newsletters, digital ads, print ads, billboards, brochures, and other printed media. She redesigned our logo and assisted me with an entire brand redesign, culminating in a new website in 2010. She is very responsive and completes all assigned projects on-time.
Marianne was my 'go to' person whenever I needed to make changes to my restaurant's menu. She updated food prices; rearranged and added items; and totally redesigned the menu, including the addition of pictures. She was creative, easy and fun to work with, and delivered a great product. I'm happy to highly recommend her services!
It's really natural working with Marianne. Like working with a trusted friend. She's efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable. And not only is she a talented graphic designer, she has a keen eye for great copy, too.
Why this rabbit?
First off – it isn’t a rabbit. It is no more than a combination between a snail and a rabbit. I call it a snabbit.