Mary Helber-Jamboretz is a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of consumers and the marketplace. She is one of the leading authorities in marketing in the Kansas City area. Mary is highly regarded for her intelligent and insightful approach to orchestrating brand vision and identifying strategic imperatives for generating best outcomes. Her intimate involvement in setting both creative and strategic direction helps drive innovative solutions that are sensitive to industry challenges, while consistently delivering high-impact results.
HJ Design is a strategic branding and design agency that uses both left brain logic and right brain creativity in the work it creates for brands. She has spent the last 21 years building HJ Design with a team of strategists and all-around thinkers who together challenge consumer insights and create brand solutions that bring
relevancy with an innovative edge to the business branding.
Mary is a marketing expert and the founder of HJ Design, Inc. She began the company in 1996. Starting her career as a Graphic Designer with Hallmark Cards, Mary worked at VML, marketing director for West Associates and taught college level Photoshop and marketing classes before founding HJ Design. She holds a degree from the prestigious Kansas City Art Institute. This is a
distinguished college that educated artists such as Walt Disney and Thomas Hart Benton.
Mary’s formation of HJ Design is the culmination of more than 27 years working in various aspects of the creative arts and marketing industry. Her clients have come to immediately recognize the quality of her experience and excellence. They have grown to trust her effective design strategies and have directly experienced success in their businesses as a result.
HJ Design’s success includes health care facilities, physician offices, education institute’s, restaurants, trade industries and retail businesses. Other clients including publicly traded companies like Google, Sprint, CVR Energy, and numerous U.S. city, state and federal agencies.
As a previous member of the Board of Directors, Mary is currently an ambassador for Rainbow Center. Her dynamic continued education, marketing, and design, has led to recognition by Google, Yahoo, Bing, Art Directors Club, City of Pleasant Valley, National Packaging Group, and the Chambers of Commerce. Mary has earned the best of show from AIGA, work published on i-stock and has been published in Today’s Marketing and Communications Arts Magazine.