Karen R. Mazique


Mazique Design Services has been the creative driving force behind a portfolio of attractive annual reports and newsletters for non-profit, small business, corporate, entrepreneurial and municipal clients such as our longtime client, the Village of Bellwood (Illinois) where for the past 20 years we have created original logos and templates for indoor and outdoor village-wide signs, monthly and quarterly newsletters, buck slips, yearly calendars, posters, flyers, banners and premiums.

KR Mazique’s creative expertise is evident by reviewing the client and marketspecific collateral and online services that has been created for audiences of all sizes over the years. Those assets have redefined brands, artfully told clients’ stories, engaged and motivated general markets and target audiences alike — and won awards along the way. A proven one-stop shop that provides turnkey solutions and attention-getting products that meet and exceed clients’ needs, KR Mazique’s motto is “talent may get you noticed, but dependability and reliability will keep you in business.”


Looking forward, are you optimistic about the role of graphic design in business and society?

Absolutely. Communication through graphic design has always been a societal barometer to the everchanging culture. Just look at the myriad of communication devices utilized to voice the angst of thousands of protesters around the country and world for various causes. Most of the banners, signs and murals were handmade, and were particularly intriguing. In some cases, they were particularly effective and garnered the most attention. Subsequently, the efforts forced the business world to pay closer attention to these causes and ultimately refocus their marketing efforts to address these social issues. From an historical standpoint, this has been the case since humans first started to communicate. I don’t see this evolution changing any time soon.


Have the challenges of the past two years changed the way you approach your work?

Because I’ve worked remotely for most of my entrepreneurial design career, my working habits were not initially impacted by the pandemic. As an only child I relished my time alone. So much, in fact, that when the opportunity presented itself I made the switch to work entirely from my home many years ago. Because I started out painting portraits, and like most artists, I worked alone. So when I became a designer, it felt natural to continue to create solo.