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A creative thinker with logistical skills, Marnie has bridged both worlds for the clients she’s served in the D.C. area for over 25 years.

With a background in graphic design, writing and film, it’s the marriage of art and messaging that inspires her. She works with clients to develop creative solutions while keeping in mind limitations of budgets and time.

As a graphic designer, she served clients in the association, non-profit and corporate arenas. Taking her experience in developing creative solutions, marketing strategy and customer service, she struck out on her own as a graphic design consultant. She created award-winning work and served clients such as Discovery Channel, USA Weekend Magazine/USA Today and NPR. Being an entrepreneur taught her the importance of client satisfaction, thorough listening, problem solving and attention to details.

Alongside her husband, and Sapling Pictures business partner, Keith, she was initiated into the film industry by producing and art directing several independent short films. After this experience, it was a natural fit to come on board Sapling Pictures as it expanded. Here, Marnie draws from her creative background to develop storytelling-based video and television marketing concepts. A planner by nature, Marnie’s detail-oriented skills are essential in keeping the Sapling team on track. She keeps operations running smoothly, develops new business and she occasionally gets to leave the office to field produce.

Marnie in 20 seconds:
Grew up in:

Saratoga Springs, NY

First business:

Freelance graphic designer

Creative idol:

Dr. Seuss because he showed us our imagination is limitless

Guilty pleasure(s):

Ice cream, brownies, cookies, cakes, pies

Reality show I was on:

Emeril Green