Portrait of Mariah Knight

Big ideas by day.
Creative by Knight.

If you’re looking for really great design work and equally great book recommendations, you’re in the right place. I’m an art director, graphic designer, production artist, photographer, illustrator, and bona fide maker who creates work in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With a background in fine art, an early career in print production and image retouching, and a wealth of knowledge about branding and marketing, I’m continuously learning to think my way around problems and help companies and causes get their point across, in pixels or in print. 

In 2014, I founded Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture, a semi-annual magazine that focused on all things amazing about the city I call home. Currently, I spend my weekdays as a freelance art director and graphic designer working with a variety of local and national clients. 

In addition to growing big ideas, I’m constantly growing my collection of books, plants (both indoor and garden-variety), unbelievably good vegan recipes, and ways to spoil my dogs, Moxi and Lego.


Brands I’ve designed for:

IMAX, Square Enix, Manta Comics, Banyan Bridges, Sweetwater Sound, American Nurses Association, ANA Enterprise, Arhaus, Parkview Health, Two EE’s Winery, Excell Color Graphics, Harris Flote Bote, Longe Optical, Washington Climate Assembly, SALT Lending, Faro Blanco Resort, Hotel Viking, Middle Waves, Paper Punk, FoldMade, Science Central, University of Saint Francis. 

Work experience:

Full-time Freelancer

(2021–Present) Art Director & Graphic Designer

Boyden & Youngblutt

(2020) Art Director

Sweetwater Sound

(2018–2020) Graphic Designer

Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture

(2014–2018) Founder / Creative Director / Editor

University of Saint Francis

(2015–2018) Adjunct Professor

Excell Color Graphics

(2013-2018) Prepress Technician & Graphic Designer

Britton Marketing & Design Group

(2016-2017) Production Artist

Keep in touch:

Testimonial: Digital Ad Versioning

"Mariah is incredibly easy to work with — she asked intelligent questions, has great attention to detail and did the work within the timeframe we expected. We're excited to work with her again!"

Undisclosed Marketing Manager for National Healthcare Company

Testimonial: 400+ Page Book Design

"Mariah is nothing but fabulous! A consummate professional and adhered to all the questions and concerns I had about my next big project! I am excited to work with her again in the future!"

Lolu G. Akamara Tarot

Testimonial: Billboard Campaign

"Mariah is a very responsive, intuitive designer. She was able to provide multiple design concepts and under a tighter deadline than initially contracted. We were very pleased with her work and will be tapping her in the future for more projects."

Stephanie M. Two EE's Winery

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