Marie Browning is the consummate craft designer and writer. For over 25 years Marie has inspired countless crafters internationally with her vast knowledge of mediums, products and techniques. She is the bestselling author of numerous craft books and has created designs for various consumer and industry magazines. In addition to her prolific craft design, Marie also is a creative consultant, assisting manufactures in developing innovative products and identifying new ways to market their products to the craft consumer.
Marie has taught classes, demonstrated at trade shows and appeared on TV and on-line videos. Her professional expertise and vast knowledge of the craft industry, coupled with her warm and encouraging way of making anyone feel like they can be creative, makes Marie and her company, Marie Browning Creates ™, a true asset to the growth of the creative industry.
Marie earned a Fine Arts Diploma from Camosun College and attended the University of Victoria. She is a design member of the Crafts and Hobby Association (CHA) and a past board member of the Society of Craft Designers (SCD). In 2004 Marie was selected by Craftrends trade publication as a “ Top Influential Industry Designer”.
She lives, gardens and crafts on Vancouver Island in Canada with her husband Scott and her family, Katelyn (Curtis), Lena (Gareth), Jonathan (Jessie) and grandchildren Lucy, Josephine, Nicholas and Ryder.
What they are saying about Marie
Marie has over 2 Million Books in Print with titles reprinted in five different languages.
STERLING BOOKS, STERLING PUBLICATIONS
“Inspiring and honoring every soul’s creativity”
NORTH LIGHT BOOKS, F & W PUBLICATIONS
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY INC. , MANUFACTURER
Casting for Crafters, 2006
Totally Cool Polymer Clay for Kids, 2005
Time to Tangle with Color, 2011
Patio & Home Décor with Envirotex, 2001
DESIGN ORIGINALS, CRAFT BOOK PUBLISHER
Lovely and Lacy Parchment crafted designs for Paper Pizazz series
HOT OFF THE PRESS, CRAFT BOOK PUBLISHER
Fancy and Frilly Large format parchment crafted designs for Paper Pizazz series
“Marie is as talented as she is fun to work with.Her designs are always elegant and right in line with current trends. Every time we collaborate on a book project I know I can count on her to be professional, creative and detail-oriented. Her years of design experience show in her work and she never seems to run out of creative ideas. There is no question that she is one of the best and most versatile craft designers in the industry.”
Editorial Director, Craft & Wedding Books, North Light Books
Lovely & Lacy Punch-outs Parchment crafted designs for Paper Pizazz punch-out booklet
Pergamano Vellum Parchment crafted designs printed on vellum
Pergamano Vellum Punch-outs Parchment crafted designs printed on vellum punch out booklet
“Marie is always one step ahead of the trends. It is amazing how she intuitively knows what makes business sense from all angles; designer, manufacture and consumer. Her success and celebrity is well-deserved, yet she is one of the most approachable, generous and down-to earth designers I have the pleasure of knowing and working with.”
Editor, SCD Newsletter
“Marie is that rare designer who is as business savvy as she is talented.”
CLN Online, www.clnonline.com