Our Creative Director, Elizabeth Mayne, has always been creative. Born and raised in Duluth, she was a hit at family birthday parties because of the unique and funny poems she would compose for loved ones' special events. As she entered college at the University of Minnesota -Duluth, she was interested in how the human brain functioned, leading her to major in Psychology. Upon graduation, she worked in the human services field for a time, but soon realized it wasn't quite the career she was looking for. Deciding to try a change of pace, Elizabeth moved to Eden Prairie. While working for a title company in Edina, she was asked to create a poster for an upcoming work event. Her manager was really impressed with the outcome, and said, "Wow- you should do that for a living!" The spark was lit, and soon Elizabeth went back to school to earn an additional two-year degree in Electronic Publishing (Graphic Design) from Hennepin Technical College in Minneapolis. Elizabeth married in 2001 and moved back to Duluth to have children. She has been doing freelance design work throughout her career but in 2004, just before the birth of her third child, Elizabeth decided to establish her own Graphic Design business. Her fourth baby, Mayne Design, was born. In 2013, life changes led Elizabeth to scale back Mayne Design in order to seek outside employment. She was hired as a temporary Campaign Executive for Head of the Lakes United Way first, and then as their Database Manager/Campaign Associate three months later. In January, 2018, Elizabeth was promoted to Marketing Director which, as a part time position, allowed Elizabeth to return to Mayne Design in a larger capacity. Currently, Elizabeth splits her work week evenly between Mayne Design and United Way. Elizabeth feels this is the perfect situation, allowing more flexibility to be there for her children (three teenagers!!!) and pets.