who we are

The Mardiney Group works closely with clients to build brands through really, really good conversation, creativity, and smart business. We deliver beautiful design that is on time, on budget and just what our clients want. What sets us apart is our vast experience. What keeps clients coming back is our easy going nature. No drama queens here.


All of our work meets the highest standards of quality & care. How do we know? Clients tell us!  And our work wins awards. Check out our award-winning viewbook for NYU Stern. Beautiful, right?


We’ve worked with Fortune 100 companies and startups, fashion houses and colleges, artists and architects. You name it; we’ve designed it. Websites; yup. Banner ads; yes. Annual reports; done it. Videos, packaging, newsletters, special events, photo shoots, logos, booths, production management — check, check, check.


We believe every interaction matters. We prize collaboration among ourselves and with our clients. We believe in melding creativity and sound business principles, and as a result, we deliver the highest quality design, with a smile, on time every time.


We specialize in digital and print design, corporate identity, branding systems, annual reports, websites design, videos, logo development, special event collateral, copywriting, packaging, publications, branding, and marketing solutions. Did we leave anything out? Oh, yeah, we can recommend the best places to find authentic Sichuan food in New York City, too.

the team

Megan Mardiney

Megan Mardiney

Principal/Creative Director
Kerwin Adduru

Kerwin Adduru

Claire Hsiang Marx

Claire Hsiang Marx

Copy Writer and Strategist


Top Dog

our work

our clients

12 Percent Imports
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
Kenneth Cole Reaction
New York University
R. F. Lafferty & Co., Inc.
American Express
Churchill School and Center
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Skin Cancer Foundation
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Oldfields School
Columbia University Teachers College
Brooklyn Children's Theatre
New York University - Institute of Fine Arts
Mary McDowell Friends School
Parks & People Foundation
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Brooklyn Historical Society
Kenneth Cole
New York Methodist Hospital
Pullman & Comley
Wingspan Arts

good words

"In MBA Admissions at the NYU Stern School of business, we’ve worked with The Mardiney Group for over five years now. Megan truly listens to our needs and goes above and beyond to see we are satisfied with the work; even if it means dozens of different versions of the same layout to get exactly what we want. Megan and her team are very responsive and have a swift turnaround time, so you see results quickly. The quality of her work is high and her pricing is reasonable, which is just what we’re looking for as a non-profit. Its hard to express how much of a pleasure it is to work with Megan, she is a true partner in every sense of the word."

Isser Gallogly, Assistant Dean, MBA Admissions, NYU Stern School of Business

"The Mardiney Group has provided innovative design solutions to our clients for several years now. I am always impressed by the quality of design solutions delivered with such efficiency (and within budget!). Principal Megan Mardiney is incredibly on the ball and constantly on top of everything with each step of the process, her staff is sharp, knowledgable and reliable. Yet, it is her vivacious and engaging personality combined with her breadth of experience that pulls us to call upon the studio again and again."

Marlo Hall, Principal, Down the Hall Design

“I can speak to the fact that The Mardiney Group pays expert attention to detail and provides outstanding service and counsel to their clients. I have had the pleasure of working with Megan and her team on numerous occasions, with several non-profit organizations, and they consistently bring vibrant and bold ideas to our projects."

Meghan Gutierrez, Chief Executive Officer, Lymphoma Research Foundation

We have worked with the Mardiney Group for several years now on a range of projects, both print and digital. They are exactly what you want in a design firm – Megan and Kerwin are incredibly creative and produce beautiful work, while at the same time they are smart business people: they stick to deadlines and budgets, and provide great client service. It’s amazing how deftly they can take ideas discussed in a brainstorming session and turn them into a reality. On top of all that – they are fun to work with! I can’t recommend them enough.

Sally Laroche, Director of Business Development and Marketing, Pullman and Comley

I have had the pleasure of working with the Mardiney Group for over 10 years through the Stern School of Business at NYU and through the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven. The Mardiney Group is outstanding at guiding clients through their entire marketing process from concept to print. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Megan and her team is wonderful to work with. They always provide more options than I expect, offer budget conscious solutions, work quickly and produce the highest quality results. My constituents are always so impressed with the pieces that we’ve done through them. Over the years, I’ve come to rely on the Mardiney Group for advice and counsel in all matters marketing related.

Jennifer Bayer, Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven

"We had the opportunity to work with The Mardiney Group on our 2013 Annual Report. Megan and her team were super helpful and professional from the beginning to the end of the process. The care they took in making sure everything lived up to the highest of standards, from selecting the right color palate to making sure our photos were featured prominently throughout the report were some of the many things we valued while working with them. Having to go through many rounds of edits, it was important for us to work with someone who could not only accommodate those needs but someone who understood our vision and that is where The Mardiney Group really hit the mark!"

Angela Veliky, Social Media Specialist, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York


Design Speak: Lesson Two

Who is with us that printing should win the prize for “Most Jargon-y?”  Offset, digital, CMYK, RGB, Spot Color, PMS, Four Color….Eeek!

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Can You Hear Our Design Horn Tooting?

We’re proud of our alma mater – the Parsons School of Design in New York City – for being named the best design school in the U.S. and #2 in the world!  Parsons was lauded for its cross disciplinary approach to design that blends design, technology, and the humanities.  The Mardiney Group’s principal and creative director Megan Mardiney is a Parsons’ graduate.  Congratulations, Parsons!



Brand Identity – Logos – and Storytelling

“So, kid, what’s your story?”

Back in the day, every new kid got asked this question on the playground, usually by the biggest kid.  And if you knew how to stay out of trouble (aka, not get beaten up), you knew how to answer quickly and succinctly.

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Design Speak: Lesson One

Jargon can be a major barrier to effective communication.  With Design Speak, we’ll do our best to define some common designer-ese, ever mindful of our core value of clear communications. If we ever lapse into designer babble, please let us know. We’ll feature your question in Design Speak’s occasional lessons.

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What’s Your Type?

A trip to historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia last weekend allowed for some quality time travel. Not only were we surrounded by civil war-era structures, take a look at the old-fashioned typography gracing the throwback city’s menus and storefronts.

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