Mary Lukens, Creative Director
It’s all about eye-candy. A strong visual aesthetic and love of design. Work should be playful, stimulating and satisfying. I take great pride in keeping it fun, yet real and results driven. I enjoy working with small businesses and helping them grow. Or teaming with brilliant marketers and creators in larger companies. I’ve worked in many different industries on a large variety of projects.
Typically, I’m involved in every stage of a project, from client contact, concept and design, to producing the digital or print material. I’ve worked with teams as the graphic designer, or as the lead in creative development.
As Creative Director at Slant Communications, I listen and learn about the project requirements and marketing strategies then develop stimulating and effective visual communications that are user-centric and user-friendly.
I’ve partnered with my colleague and husband, Dave Burdick in all things creative since 1993. Prior to ’93, I worked as a freelance art director in healthcare advertising for Topin & Associates, McCann Healthcare, Hamilton Carver & Lee, Corbett and Face Communications, for clients such as Baxter Healthcare, Abbott Laboratories, Zimmer, Mercy Healthcare Systems, Janesville, WI and Holy Cross Healthcare System, Chicago, IL.
I got my start in outdoor advertising at Sign Art, Inc. and then moved on to retail advertising and healthcare when I worked as an art director for Valentine, Bear & Woodruff in Kalamazoo, MI.
I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science where I majored in art with an emphasis in graphic design and photography.
I’ve won awards from the Rx Club of New York, Healthcare Advertising Review, How Magazine, Wisconsin Public Relations and Marketing Society and the Wisconsin Addys.