Mary Franck is a creative director and artist focused on immersive media, architectural experiences, and creative technology. Drawing on her background in technical direction and graphics programming for a wide range of immersive experiences, Mary leads interdisciplinary design teams from concept through production. Her clients have included some of the world’s leading brands, including Cartier, Google, and Samsung.
Currently, Mary works at ESI Design as Creative Director, focusing on architectural media experiences for lobbies, workplace, and hospitality. Previously, she worked at IBM as Design Director for Events and Environments, focusing on IBM’s flagship Think conference; at the award-winning experiential agency Fake Love as a Lead Creative Technologist; and at Obscura Digital, leading the development of interactive installations and large-scale media activations such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Illumination.
Mary earned her B.A. in Fine and Studio Arts from San Francisco State University and her Master of Design Research from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. In addition to her work as a designer, Mary exhibits her artwork internationally and has taught courses and workshops for the School of Visual Arts, Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Arizona State University.