Hey, been trying to meet you.

I’m a creative director with a design background 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, teaching at the college level, and most recently: the purchase of a 4-unit apartment building in SW Detroit. 

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 a creative director leading a team that makes digital, sharable content including videos, podcasts, infographics, and editorials. 

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 
  • Listening to podcasts
  • 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