Mary Engelbreit Studios, Inc., established in 1980, is a full service licensor in the world of art licensing, and manages both the "Mary Engelbreit" and "Mary & Co." brands - two of America's premier brands. Mary, known for her distinctive illustration style and warmth, and her creative team create art that is licensed to retailers and manufacturers in the areas of greeting cards, gift products, stationery, calendars, fabric, and books ranging from gift, home décor, crafts and cooking.
The Studio Creative team also provides creative services and product development for our licensees in order to grow our business. The remaining members of the company manage the licensing operations and relationships, daily business needs and our viral exposure and business (including the direct-to-consumer sales via our website.)
Mary founded Mary Engelbreit Studios more than 20 years ago and remains the creative visionary behind every illustration and the product it inspires. She is actively involved in every aspect of the company, and is always excited to discuss new projects. Learn more about Mary's artistic journey.
In my role as President and Chief Operating Officer for Mary Engelbreit Studios, I draw upon my executive expertise with brand titans Hallmark, Discovery Channel, The Body Shop, Intl., and The Gap/Banana Republic to strategize and execute the mission of our company.
Earlier in my career, I ascended the ranks at The Gap where I earned a senior management title. Shortly thereafter, I was appointed vice president of stores for Banana Republic, responsible for the company's meteoric rise and national launch. From there I helped develop Streamers, a chain of highly recognized party goods stores in California; managed the U.S. western territory as vice president/general manager for The Body Shop, Intl.; and led the Discovery Channel's retail operation.
In 2000, looking to create a new branding and product strategy for one of its subsidiary brands, Hallmark approached me to develop and articulate its product and sales message. As senior vice president of product, marketing and national sales, I was responsible for all product decisions, including marketing and licensing strategies. I then had the pleasure of working with Kathy Davis Studios, Inc. as President/COO, where I embraced my knowledge of both brand and consumer to create yet another superbrand relative to my dynamic past.
I could not be happier than to be in my current position working with the premier artist in the industry!
Oh yes, I earned my Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and psychology, both from the University of Colorado.
I'm Mary's Creative Director. I've been with her 22 years and was the first artist she hired, so I've gone from Designer to Art Director to Creative Director. Over this many years, I've had the privilege of working with Mary and our many talented artists/designers and great licensees to make sure Mary's vision and integrity are assured in quality products for her consumer. I especially like helping make Mary's art come to life in a variety of forms, from the printed image to dimensional home décor or textiles or apparel and more. And even after 22 years, I am still in awe of the drawings that Mary brings in. Each is a rich treasure trove of possibilities. Then, I get to work and have fun!!
I have been with the Mary Engelbreit Enterprises for many years, formerly on staff at Mary's Home Companion magazine, and currently as a Senior Graphic Artist at the studio. In my role, I do amazing things on the computer to enhance and expand Mary's art!
I'm a Senior Graphic Designer and Illustrator, working full-time for Mary a second time in my career. Based on my extensive experience in both traditionally and digitally created art, I started freelancing for Mary in 1995, and have worked both freelance and as an employee since that date.
I am the Color Management Specialist/Graphic Artist here at Mary Engelbreit Studios. I have been with the company since March 2012 and it has been a thrilling experience since day one!
My job is to digitalize Mary's art and assure that all colors are as vibrant and unique on screen as they are in her original art. I also get the privilege of working with American Greetings doing file construction preparing Mary's art for greeting card production.
I am the Art and Product Coordinator for the ME Studios. I've been with the company for over 25 years, and have the opportunity to work in every area of the company. My job entails working closely with Stephanie, our Creative Director, and each of our designers and artists to fulfill art requests and product approvals from start to finish. My co-workers sometimes refer to me as the "Human Database" when they can't place the name of an image with the art as I have an uncanny ability to remember almost all of Mary's artwork, when it was used, what it was on, and who did it.
I'm the Communications Coordinator for Mary Engelbreit Studios and Mary's youngest son. I grew up surrounded by her artwork and consider myself her biggest fan-- although, I'm sure a few of you would give me a real run for my money on that point. I started out at ME Studios in 2002 as an assistant to the IT department, and have since worked in the marketing, product development and retail divisions of the company. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, I love my hometown dearly, and am an ardent fan of the Cardinals baseball team.
I am the Online Retail Manager. I have been involved with Mary Engelbreit Studios for 10+ years. I was a Store Manager at the ME retail store at the St Louis Galleria, then moved to the online store fulfillment center. I handle all aspects of the online store including, but not limited to, order fulfillment, customer service, inventory and product ordering.