Mary Ann Casem

Mary Ann Casem

Mary Ann Casem

  • B.F.A., The University of Kansas
  • M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
First year at SCAD:

"To motivate graphic designers to become visual activists."


Private pilot, Reiki master energy healer, editor of book on Chinese traditional medicine, classical pianist as a child, creator of integrated marketing plan to promote higher consciousness to Americans, registered member of The Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Awards, recognition and honors

Judge, Advertising Federation of Charleston, SC ADDY Awards, 2009; Judge, Senior Show in Graphic Design, 2008-09; Judge, Chatham/Effingham Tobacco Use Prevention Awards Competition, June 2004 Judge, "Art of Prevention" AIDS competition at Savannah College of Art and Design, 2003; Judge, PBS On-Air Awards, Washington, D.C., 2000-01; Winner of several Addy, Art Director, AIGA, PIA and industry-related awards in logos, corporate identity and integrated marketing; Speaker/Panelist, AIGA Kansas; Speaker, SCAD AIGA; Contributing Editor, "Photo District News"; Featured, "Graphic Design USA"

Previous Positions

President, creative director, m.a.casem@design inc.; principal, creative director, Promisloff Casem Inc.; vice president, design director, Earle Palmer Brown Companies Inc.; senior designer, Morgan Burchette Inc.; museum/exhibit designer, Design and Production Inc.; senior designer, Beech Aircraft Corp.; associate professor, Wichita State University; senior designer, art director, Washingtonian Magazine; design manager, Garfinckel's; designer, director of exhibits, Hallmark Cards Inc.

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • GRDS 205 Typography I
  • GRDS 348 Graphic Design Studio I
  • GRDS 353 Typography II
  • GRDS 372 Corporate Identity
  • GRDS 376 Business Practices for Graphic Design
  • GRDS 378 Trademark and Logo Design
  • GRDS 400 Graphic Design Studio II
  • GRDS 402 Design for Social Issues
  • GRDS 408 Graphic Design Portfolio
  • GRDS 715 Print Studio I
  • GRDS 726 The Role of Graphic Design in Social Awareness
  • ADVE 130 Introduction to Advertising Design
  • ADVE 302 Business Practices for Advertising Design
  • ADVE 304 Art Direction I