Mary Winkelman Velgos

Art Director, Designer Colorado • Massachusetts • Maine • Oregon • Arizona . . . .

Award-winning Editorial and Publication Designer

Working with a talented team of creatives, collaborating with them successfully, and igniting their interest for a project can turn an ordinary publication into something that comes to life. Leading this process with energy and commitment, I have art directed, designed, and produced award-winning publications with years of experience. I like to keep a fresh perspective and an eye on current trends, without compromising the nature of the content.

Hats that fit: Art Director, Publication Designer, Graphic Designer / Layout Artist, Photo Stylist, Department Manager

Primary Apps: Adobe CC products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom), MS office, Filemaker, Quark (as well as a number of iphone and ipad apps that have come in handy)

Main Focus: books, magazines, catalogs, brochures and collateral

Favorite Endorsement: (anything with the word “genius”)

“. . . Mary’s way of putting this together and John’s (Polak) ability to translate it to digital photographs are, frankly, pure genius: genius informed by experience. . . .” — Deborah Robson, co-author, "The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook," and "The Field Guide to Fleece," and publisher of Nomad Press

“. . . The two years it took for the Color Grid to be developed into the beautiful tool it is, felt like an eternity. Looking back on it, without the genius of Mary Velgos’ idea for the template, it would not be the wonder it is. . . .” — Gail Callahan, author, "Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece," and owner, Kangaroo Dyer