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ABOUT2018-05-25T12:18:13+00:00

Our Philosophy

With Averill & Associates Creative Lab, you get a world of expertise in one package. We put our talent and skills to work and tailor our services to your needs. We have a 360º approach to design, utilizing as many disciplines as needed to optimize the potential of every project we undertake. We strategize, utilizing the “roundtable” approach, tapping into all our resources to produce the best product for you.

Meet Our Core Team

MARY AVERILL

PRESIDENT AND SENIOR DESIGNER

Mary started working at her hometown community newspaper at age 14 and became Graphics Lab Manager at the tender young age of 16. She has held several key positions in her professional life, including a 13-year stint in an in-house Creative Department at Matrix Essentials. Her graphic arts experience goes the full gamut … print, packaging, online and print publishing, web, video, audio, the list goes on. She has great belief in ability and an infallible work ethic. “Talent and ability are two attributes in a person that should always be supported, encouraged and shared,” she says. “With this company I bring to the table a collection of talent that is rich, definitive and complimentary.”

ANDREA TILLOTSON

IMAGE SPECIALIST, ASSOCIATE

Andrea comes from a long line of artists and creatives in her family. As a young woman she gained formal training at the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, Ohio. Through her own studies, she began concentration in portrait drawing and developed a refined and definitive drawing technique. In addition, she has fanned her talents into other areas of creative arts which includes putting her behind the “computer pen”. We believe the best candidate in the world for photo retouching and restoration is a fine artist. She is testimony to this statement and it is evidenced in her work. In addition to her contributions to Averill & Associates, she also has her own gallery of fine art.

HEIDI MAZANEC

PHOTOGRAPHER, ASSOCIATE

Heidi’s passion for taking photos began in high school with an old Canon camera that belonged to her father. “I remember taking black and white photos of dilapidated barns with beautiful light filtering through the openings that once were windows,” she says. “I’ve always had a love of texture, shadows and natural light.” A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Heidi’s expertise runs the gamut – from picking out the perfect location for a shoot to having just the right eye for lighting. She develops a good rapport with clients from the start, knowing what will hit the mark before they do. Her diverse experience and unique artistry is a fine addition to the talent bank at Averill & Associates.

Our Work

WITH YEARS OF DESIGN WORK AND PROBLEM SOLVING, WE OFFER MORE THAN WHAT MEETS THE EYE WITH OUR MANY SERVICES.

Our Work

I have worked with Mary in many capacities since we met. Mary was my employee at Matrix Essentials, Inc. and she worked on many teams for a variety of projects. We have also worked together on projects through her own business, Averill & Associates. She is very focused, has a passion for the work she does and the results are always way above my expectations. On a personal level, she is a delight and I have truly enjoyed our relationship over the years.

Sydell Miller , ENTREPRENEUR

Mary and Averill & Associates have provided outstanding graphic design, production, and marketing support to the International Anesthesia Research Society for more than a decade. Mary understands our physician audience and ALWAYS meets our demanding timelines. She and her associates are true professionals and a pleasure to work with.

Thomas A. Cooper, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IARS

I have been blessed to work with Mary Averill and Averill & Associates for over seven years and the experiences have been overwhelmingly positive. There is a great give and take and we have learned to read each other’s minds on many occasions. Mary is on the ball and responsive day and night when issues arise. I cannot emphasize enough that the success of Optometry & Visual Performance is in part to the her amazing effort and dedication.

Marc B. Taub, OD, MS, EDITOR IN CHIEF, OPTOMETRY & VISUAL PERFORMANCE

Our relationship has been one of change, and excitement. Much of our amazing growth and success is attributed to the great packaging and marketing tools that have been developed by Averill & Associates. I greatly value their exceptional customer service, creative thought processes and speedy responses to my questions. They’ve gone and continue to go way above and beyond my expectations.

Joe Schuchter, OWNER, VALLEY VINEYARDS

Mary and her team are amazing to work with – as a creative, she provides that rare gift of being able to listen to what the client thinks they want, and then give them so much more than they asked for in the first place! I hired her to do three catalogs for Root Candle Company and also worked with her at Matrix Essentials. She is invaluable to any project needing creative input.

Melissa DeGennaro, PRINCIPAL, MARKETQUEST, INC.

Mary is a top notch designer and a sharp business person. Her designs are, of course, excellent but what has always stood out to me was her attention to detail. I would recommend her and her associates to anyone.

Dan Berlyoung, ONLINE INTERFACE and DIGITAL SIGNAGE DEVELOPER, CONSOLIDATED SOLUTIONS, INC. INNOVATIONS LAB

Mary is a superb artist, with an eye for balance, and an ear for the needs and desires of her client. The logo she developed for my company was truly a blessing, and her commitment to quality is apparent in her product as well as her process. I would recommend her company to anyone who wants their company’s aesthetic value to be at least as high as its’ market value.

Stephen Celeste, INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT

I am impressed with Mary Averill on many levels. I have never seen a time when she was not exploring some new technology. When I was IT Manager at Matrix Essentials, Inc., I watched Mary prepare materials with professionalism and thoroughness. I have seen her develop creative solutions to technical problems, many of which seemed nearly impossible to solve.

I would strongly recommend Mary and Averill & Associates Creative Lab. You would get a hard working, highly creative, ethical, and competent professional company to fulfill your needs.

John Finkler, PROFESSOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, BRANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE

Mary is an outstanding business partner.She truly understands the needs of entrepreneurial organizations and the success factors needed to drive growth.I recommend Mary at the highest level based on many years of exemplary performance.

Mitch Kroll, CO-FOUNDER & CEO, FINDAWAY

Mary and her company have always been there when we needed a creative flair for our communications materials and publications. She has great connections and helps us get the final product produced on time at a reasonable cost. She eases my workload by handling details I used to do myself and no longer need to worry about.

Pamela Happ, MSM, CAE, COLLEGE of OPTOMETRISTS AND VISION DEVELOPMENT (COVD)

I have been working with Mary for nearly twenty years and she is simply the best. She is solutions oriented, reliable and she delivers rock solid quality time and again. She is “it” in my book.

Randy Markey, MANAGING PARTNER at CAPITAL ACCELERATION PARTNERS

Mary and her team continually go above and beyond to help us, no matter the time or how close the deadline. I rarely have worked with a design team who is so accommodating and helpful. They always come through in a crunch. I’m very grateful to have designers I can really count on, Averill & Associates makes my job that much easier.

Meghan Whitbeck, MEETINGS AND EDUCATION DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL ANESTHESIA RESEARCH SOCIETY

Our winery and vineyard was just getting started when we got together, Mary and her team gave us everything we needed to get established. They thoughtfully helped us to create our brand, they designed our signature label, and we’ve been adding wines to our product line and growing ever since. Averill continues to support and service us with knowledge, experience and continued design work. Our future is bright!

Brett & Marcia Urian, Owners, BLUE BARN WINERY & VINEYARD, LLC

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