Hello, I’m Mary Hawkins

and I’m an art director, animator+designer in New York City.

I make a lot of things for a lot of people.

They all keep telling me that I’m fast, flexible, accommodating and awesome. When I was at MTV, we didn’t always have a lot of time for tweaking. Some of these promos went from a pile of who-knows-what to a finished spot with audio in two days flat. I love type and mostly animate stuff, but I also like doing light print work and making quirky add-ons to support the projects I’m working on. Need a video, a set of gifs, a step-and-repeat and a totebag? Email me and let’s see what we can do.

Things I’m often hired to do include:

  • 2D motion graphics.
  • Design for motion graphics.
  • Art direction, illustration and storyboards.
  • Design for printed items and packaging.

Outside of work,

I do a lot of volunteering. I’m the Head Jeerleader and Brooklyn squad co-captain for Gotham Girls Roller Derby. I have visited all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. I’m the Mary-who-likes-postcards at Mary Likes Postcards.com and have written over 8,000 cute, handmade reminders to get people out to vote in important elections. I’m on the board of Rise and Resist, a direct action group that often uses my posters and designs in their creative protests, and currently serve as their treasurer. My protest posters have been used to illustrate stories in a dozen major publications, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN, NBC and The New Yorker. I’m an elected official within the Democratic Party here in NYC, where I represent my block on County Committee.