Studio-MZ is a full-service strategic integrated communications consultancy serving clients in the nonprofit, higher education, corporate and commercial sectors. Services include marketing communications planning, design for print, design for web and image restoration and conceptual development.
Studio-MZ operates off a distinctive philosophy and methodology: Strategic Integrated Communications. Through this mechanism, we recognize the importance of building communications planning out from an organization's core strategic imperative, mission or goals. Almost like the spokes of a wheel, communications should stem out from the center radiating in a blanket coverage. All communications vehicles (print, Web, video, etc.) should integrate in a harmonious plan to support the overall brand. For practical consideration, this helps immensely when dealing with projecting budgets — ensuring all bases are covered and no gaps are left untended.
For more than two decades, Creative & Strategic Director Mary Zimnik has worked in creative communications as a photographer, designer, writer, marketing communications specialist, and a filming industry expert. She’s also, for more than ten years, been lead teaching and lecturing on design for print and Web at the university level.
Prior to founding Studio-MZ in 1999, Mary managed creative services in higher education, which included all creative and production output. Between 1996 and 2004, Mary also acted as a location agent, representing university locations for filming projects, including major feature films such as “Scream 2” and a wide variety of documentary, television and commercials projects. She twice, according to the New York Times, set the record for per-day location value in the industry. Her film contracts are still being used today around the country by state film offices. In addition to creating hundreds of printed pieces for clients in education and the corporate and commercial sectors, Mary has judged national design contests, taught design in national conferences and is now working on her first novel. Mary also taught English as a Second Language to students from all over the world.