Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Muench, Graphic Designer

Have you ever marveled at the sleek designs and creative artwork that adorn A Faith That Does Justice’s materials? Today we are going to introduce you to the volunteer graphic designer making us look good behind the scenes. Read on to learn more about Mary Muench:

How did you get involved with A Faith That Does Justice?

I first heard about it when Father Peter gave a homily at Saint Cecilia and then I saw a posting on Indeed. I was looking for graphic design volunteer opportunities so that I could use my skills in a non-business related way. I wanted to do something involved with my faith so this was a perfect fit. 

Tell us about your role.

I help with any sort of design needs – posters, flyers for events, postcards for fundraising campaigns, social media images, etc. Graphic design is an important part of helping an organization tell their story. It goes hand in hand with the language to help spread the message.

Why did this role interest you?

I was looking for a way to get more involved in my faith so when I saw this opportunity, I thought it would be a good way to fulfill that need while giving back to an organization that needed skills like mine. Graphic design can be very expensive, so I like being able to use my skill to help an organization whose mission I really agree with. I can create things that help move that mission forward and get other people involved.

Why did you pursue a career in graphic design?

I’ve always been interested in art and language and English. I was considering an English or an art degree and decided that graphic design was a good way to combine the two because it’s a powerful tool for engaging people. As soon as I took my first class at Emmanuel, I knew this was the right fit for me.

Where are you from and where do you live now?

I am from Syracuse, NY. I came to Boston to go to school at Emmanuel College and after I graduated in 2017, I decided to stay here full time.

Tell us a little-known fact about yourself.

My hobby is growing succulents and cacti. I spend a lot of time growing and nurturing my plants.