Mary Anne Carter wears many hats.


Literally and figuratively, Mary Anne Carter wears many hats.  In accordance with her strict no boredom policy, the Seattle-based artist, designer, and creative strategist structures her day around costume changes and her portfolio around creative solutions that defy stagnance and limitation.


Mary Anne Carter is an artist.


Whether Mary Anne Carter is hanging dozens of hand screen printed satin underwear on balloons for an installation of her own or cultivating opportunities for fellow artists as the co-curator of Seattle's most raucous gallery, Party Hat, art is at the foundation of all of Mary Anne Carter's work. 

If you didn’t have the opportunity to gaze at her glitter encrusted chest on the cover of City Arts’ February 2017 issue, you’ve likely spied her award winning screen print “This Bitch Face Does Not Rest” adorning the chest (or handbag) of a passerby. Carter’s body of work is diverse—in the last year alone, she launched Jesus Mary Anne Joseph, her award winning collection of screen printed apparel; performed in City Arts’ Genre Bender; erected a fake Taco Bell; illustrated a weekly column for Jetspace Magazine; screen printed a series of unique broadsides sold at the NY Art Book Fair; and debuted her work at the Bellevue Art Museum.

Outside of the studio, she teaches at Pratt Fine Arts Center; serves as a contributing editor for Gramma Poetry; and curates a popular market series that hosts over 150 artists annually.


Mary Anne Carter is a designer.


Mary Anne Carter's artistic abilities manifest themselves professionally through design. Her work has been published on vast array of surfaces: nationally distributed books of poetry, flyer-clad telephone poles, 30-foot box trucks, casket shop textiles, limited edition greeting cards, websites of every genre, and everything in between. She has worked with a wide range of small businesses, organizations, and individuals to establish memorable, enduring brand identities and is currently accepting clients that value the intersection of creativity and utility.


Mary Anne Carter is a strategist.


Mary Anne Carter does more than just make things pretty. She makes pretty things smart. Not pretty smart; smart. Her clients include grocery stores that eliminate food deserts, salvage yards that redefine reuse e-commerce, and beauty brands that allow their clients to be "as pretty as they want to be." She seeks out forward-thinking clients driven to cultivate innovative outreach campaigns, branding strategies, and web presences that don't fall into the noise of traditional advertising.