Mary founded Shields Design Studio as a vehicle to cultivate and apply intelligent design – branding that is not only distinct, but effective because it is aligned with strategic objectives. For more than two decades, her leadership of the Studio has resulted in an impressive client roster in both the public and private-sectors including state and local agencies, destination marketing organizations/convention visitors bureaus, education, healthcare, technology, sports, entertainment and retail industries. Mary believes that design is a collaborative process and enjoys partnering with various sources to develop successful design and marketing initiatives. Her hands-on style enables her to oversee all creative development from concept through production. Her commitment to clients is completely focused on service and consistent customer satisfaction. Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts and an Associate’s degree in Art Education from Framingham State College and has completed studies at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Boston Architectural Center. She is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, is a member of Beth Israel’s Community Business Partners (former Chairperson) and sits on the Plymouth 400, Inc. Board of Directors. Shields Design is a committee member of Plymouth Cares.