Hey, been trying to meet you.

I’m a designer and art director living in Detroit, MI. My concept-driven mind and Type A personality have granted me with an affinity for design and an obsession with Microsoft Excel. I’m a firm believer in the importance of continual learning and love to take on new (and sometimes scary) challenges. Past endeavors have included learning HTML & CSS, managing a board of 12+ volunteers, and teaching at the college level. 

I’ve worked with clients including Ford, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Chrysler Financial, U by Kotex, and a variety of small independently owned local business. I’m currently employed at GTB as an associate creative director working on digital, sharable content including videos, podcasts, infographics, and editorials. 

In addition to my professional experience, I served as President of the AIGA Detroit Chapter from 2011-2013 and presented at national AIGA leadership conferences in Minneapolis and in Salt Lake City. I’ve also presented at the Re:design conference in Chicago. In 2012 I traveled to Cannes, France to attend the Lions International Festival of Creativity as the inaugural recipient of the "I am MRM" award.

Email: colleenmavis@gmail.com


Outside of work I like:

  • Taking pottery classes
  • Traveling to new places 
  • Cooking vegetarian food
  • Sipping Malbec and Belgian beer
  • Organizing and color coding things
  • Spending time with my dog and two cats
  • Admiring all things Eames
  • Listening to podcasts