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Bethesa Magazine

Quick Takes column for July/ \August

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This is the Quick Takes column that I regularly illustrate for Bethesda Magazine. I get the topics and create quick spot art for each.

Mary Ann Smith

Mary Ann Smith

illustration of This image was done for the cover of a book about the hidden depth of the human mind.
illustration of This image depicts missing someone or absence.
illustration of This illustration was created for a personal November, 2018 promotional emailer.
illustration of This illustration was done for the Quick Takes column that I regularly illustrate for Bethesda Magazine about the creation of a beach like park in a downtown area of the city.
illustration of This illustration was done for the Quick Takes column that I regularly illustrate for Bethesda Magazine and was done for an item about local theft.
illustration of This illustration was done for the Quick Takes column that I regularly illustrate for Bethesda Magazine about a cafe serving a new cannabis infused coffee drink.
illustration of This is an image of a serene woman watching the snow fall and was done for a greeting card.
illustration of This art was done for Quick Takes column that I regularly illustrate for the bi/monthly Bethesda Magazine. This was for a report of a pick-up truck that smashed into a French bakery. No one was hurt!
illustration of This illustration was for an essay on a woman's memory of a meal that her mother made that always reminds her of home and how she cooks it to comfort herself and her family.
illustration of I created this image of a Jack-o-lantern taking a selfie as a halloween promotional email.
illustration of This illustration was done for an article on meditation and yoga at a retreat taken after the holidays to rejuvenate
illustration of This image was done for a promotion. It is a wistful tribute to the end of summer.
illustration of This image was done for a promotion, It is a view of a book lover through the stores's window.
illustration of This illustration and type design were done for a book cover.
illustration of This illustration was done for and editorial piece for Bethesda Magazine about the death of a beloved teacher.
illustration of This image depicts woman's desire to rise into higher corporate positions usually occupied by men by showing a woman literally breaking the glass ceiling in her office.
illustration of This illustration and type design were done for a book cover for a Reedsy client.
illustration of This illustration is an unpublished image done for a book entitled New Orleans Rush for a Reedsy client.
illustration of I illustrated and created the lettering for this book cover for a Reedsy client.
illustration of This image was created as a class assignment. It illustrated a New York Times story about a Mom's difficulty letting go of her adult son.
illustration of This illustration was done for Bethesda Magazine for a story about a Go-Fund-Me site that raised money to send this protest balloon to the US.
illustration of This image was created as a promotion. It depicts the threat of the Zika virus to unborn children.
illustration of This image is about the different personalities of the different art shows in New York City this spring
illustration of This is a depiction of the disorientation that accompanies memory loss associated with Alzheimers Disease and ageing.
illustration of This illustration was done for Arlington Magazine for a story about a non-screentime mom binge-watching a series that hit close to her own life.
illustration of This is an illustration about airline's tendency of using aggressive behavior toward passengers.
illustration of An illustration for the Chicago Tribune for an article about winter beers.
illustration of Looking forward to spring training after a snowy winter in the northeast.
illustration of This image is fantasy of a swimming bird emerging from a lake at night.
illustration of Points of interest map to illustrate an article about the area in Bethesda and Arlington Magazines.
illustration of This illustration was for an article that asked,
illustration of This series imagines a magical walk in lower Manhattan on the night of the Winter Solstice for a greeting card.
illustration of An image that suggests that humans should live in harmony with nature.
illustration of A tourist map of Cafe's in Tribeca.
illustration of This image is a tourist map of points-of-interest in the area for Bethesda and Arlington Magazines.
illustration of This is a depiction of the feeling of missing someone.
illustration of This is an illustration of a welcoming heart.
illustration of For a New York Times story about parenting your child when they start using a cell phone.
illustration of An illustration for Arlington Magazine about sharing the pain of miscarriage with other women.
illustration of This image depicts the reluctance of some parents to vaccinate their children due to fears of doing them harm.
illustration of This is an image of Central Park in winter for a holiday greeting card.
illustration of this is an illustration that depicts the senselessness of the violence ISIS is inflicting.
illustration of This image depicts the painful effects of office bullying.
illustration of This art illustrates the uncertain feeling of the first day on the job after a big promotion.
illustration of This art asks How much digital privacy do we have   on our office computer?
illustration of This art was done for a New York Times special section on women's health.
illustration of A comp illustration that says:
illustration of A comp illustration showing that hydration is
illustration of This illustration is about the overvaluation of homes that led to default and home loss for many.
illustration of An illustration of a man day dreaming with his head in the clouds.
illustration of This is an illustration of beautiful woman bathing in nature.
illustration of For a New York Times story about Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley in the Pacific North West.
illustration of This image is about the analysis the FDA is doing to determine the actual contents of nutritional supplements.
illustration of An illustration about the value of the British pound and/or the strength of its economy.
illustration of An illustration about the value of the US Dollar and/or the strength of its economy.
illustration of An illustration about the value of the Euro and/or the strength of the European economy.
illustration of This illustration was done for The New York Times for a story about energy wasting appliances.

Profile

Mary Ann Smith came to New York to attend Parsons School of Design where She earned a BFA Degree. She's been illustrating professionally ever since. She's worked for magazines, newspapers, the internet and book publishers. Her clients include The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The International Herald Tribune, GQ, BusinessWeek, Security Management Magazine, Bethesda and Arlington Magazines, Penguin Books and Simon & Schuster.

Style/Techniques

Collage, Comps, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Painterly, Pencil, Photoillustration, Realism, Silhouette, Stylized, Technical, Texture, Type Design, Decorative, Whimsical, Concept Art, Motion, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Children, Children's Books, Comic Book, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Health, Holidays, Icons, Industrial, Information Graphics, Landscape, Leisure, Maps, Medical, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Product, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sports, Still Life, Transportation, Travel, Web Design, Web Illustration, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Financial, Grunge, Urban