Resume ~ Portfolio

Portfolio ~ Samples

Here you will find 6 pieces I created.  I specialize in graphic design, fiber arts, embroidery, paper, and computer animation.

  1. “Greetings from the Jersey Shore” Painted Horse (Inspired by the beach badges of the Jersey Shore)
  2. Haunted Mansion Coat (Disney 3rd place winner – over 45 patches created, sewed the coat, and 1 million stitches sewn)
  3. Heritage Cards (History learning cards about Suffragists and African Americans with biographical information on back – designed and researched each card)
  4. Peter Pan Book Sculpture (Disney Finalist – made entirely of book pages and paper)
  5. World War 2 Envelope Purse (Inspired by WW2 love letter envelopes – digitized and sewn by me)
  6. Patches Embroidered Patches


Phone: 973-699-7998

Mary Nesnay  ~  Embroiderer / Graphic Designer / 3d Animation Generalist

Work History:

Girl with a Star-Spangled Heart: Embroiderer, Digitizer, Sewist, Instructor (Jan. 2019 – present)
Heritage Cards, LLC: Owner and Designer (2018 – present)
Freelance Graphic Designer (Sept. 2011 – present) 
Mechanism Digital: 3d Generalist (Feb. 2007, Sept.–Dec. 2008, Feb.–Apr. 2010, Jan.–Nov. 2011) 
Lacordaire Academy: Graphic Design Freelancer (June 2009 – June 2010, 2015, 2020) 
Contract General Services: Graphic Design Freelancer (January – May 2009)
Walt Disney World (Spring 2003) 
Montclair Consignment Shop: Manager (1997 – 2008)


PC and Mac, Wilcom: Hatch, Adobe Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Maya, Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress


Masters of Science in Digital Imaging and Design, Graduated in May 2008 
New York University, New York, N.Y.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graduated in May 2005
William Paterson University, Wayne, N.J.  

Awards & Exhibits:

Half Mile of Horses Art Walk 2023 – Finalist
“It is Written!” Exhibit 2023 – Powell Arts Gallery
Sons of the American Revolution Logo Design Challenge 2020 – Top Ten Finalist
Disney’s D23 Design Challenge 2019 – Third Place Winner
Disney’s D23 Design Challenge 2017 – Finalist
“Journal of the American Revolution” 2014 – Published Author


Little Sisters of the Poor Committee Chair (Jan. 2017 – March 2020)
St. John’s Cathedral World War 1 Centennial Service Committee Member (2018)
Celebration of the Heart Gala Committee Member (2017)
SIGGRAPH Student Services (S3) Committee Member (Feb. 2012 – 2014)
SIGGRAPH Convention Student Volunteer Committee Member (2009 – 2011) 
NYC ACM Board Member (September 2006 – January 2009) 
SIGGRAPH Convention Team Leader (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009) 
SIGGRAPH Convention Ex-Student Volunteer (2006) 
SIGGRAPH Convention Student Volunteer (2004) 
MetroCAF Committee Member (November 2005 – 2006) 
Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society) 
College Varsity Basketball Team (Captain high school varsity team) 
Coaching basketball & softball


Lucien Harriot (Mechanism Digital)
Fred or Paul (Pocono Sew and Vac)
Jacqui (Sew Jersey)
Steven A. Miller (Disney Project Manager)

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