Mel Bennett and John O’Neil | Founders of Life Forest
September, 2021

Mary provided our business with a professional face from the beginning. Mary designed our logo, and then created a brand look and feel. She did all of this with minimal direction, and had to educate us on marketing techniques. She taught us how to engage our mission in a way that was clearly communicated and thoughtfully designed. 

Despite the depth of emotion that comes with our conservation cemetery business, the first thing people say to us is, “I LOVE your logo!”

We are expanding rapidly, and I would not hesitate to say that Mary Bean Design can take a strong percentage of the credit for our growth.


Karen Gorsky | Owner, Armstrong School of Dance
January, 2017

Changing to Mary Bean Web Design has made a positive difference in running my business. Her creative and innovative ideas translate to my website an influence of new inquiries as well as loyal customers who have said they now navigate my website with ease. Mary is always professional in her timely response to my questions no matter how simple or complex they might be. I am fortunate to have found a knowledgeable person who truly cares about my business outcome in relationship to my website. 


Fran Carleton | Operations Manager, Dutch Ophthalmic USA
April, 2014

Dutch Ophthalmic USA is a subsidiary of DORC International, manufacturer and distributor of instruments and equipment for ophthalmic surgery in more than 60 countries.

In the early 2000s, we contracted ComCoach Design. At the time, Mary Bean was an employee of ComCoach so I had a long history of working with Mary already.  In late 2007/early 2008, the principal of ComCoach dissolved the business. We then contracted Mary at Mary Bean Design and have been using her for our marketing needs ever since.

Though much of our marketing is created by our parent company in the Netherlands, there is always the need to create pieces specific to the US market. Mary had been involved with design of web pages specific to our events, advertising materials both on line and in print such as post card mailings, leaflets and journal ads, meetings announcements, and more. She keeps track of our due dates and works directly with a half dozen publishers to meet their specifications.

Mary understands our needs and requires very little instruction on changes and edits. She always provides prompt turnaround for any requests, even when we are pushing deadlines. One would never know that we are on opposite ends of the country, with our offices located in NH and Mary located in CA!  I would highly recommend Mary for any marketing services that involve her expertise; she is a pleasure to work with.


Patrick Riedling | Communications, PR, Marketing and Social Media Manager/Director
March, 2012

Mary is a personable professional. Because she knows her industry well, she is fast and easy to work with. Her years of working with not-for-profit clients have honed her abilities to work on tight deadlines with modest resources, yet still provide a professional product that draws attention.


Natalie Eve Timmons | Creating a world of contagiously happy art for licensing
May, 2009

Mary has worked for me both as an employee and as a freelance designer. She is the FIRST person I turn to when I need print or web design support. Her work is creative, on-target, and on time. She’s a pleasure to work with, honest and hardworking. You won’t find a better value for your money. Mary Bean has my highest recommendation.