Design, illustration, and art direction
across all platforms.


Mara Smalley Midura is an award-winning art director, designer and illustrator based in California. Her work spans advertising, film, broadcast and branding.

She's worked on advertising and marketing campaigns for brands such as Nike, Google and ATT. She's also designed graphics for networks such as HBO, CBS, and Netflix. Recently her work on season two of HBO's The Leftovers earned a nomination from SXSX for Excellence in Title Design.

Her work has been featured in Print Magazine, Communication Arts, SXSW,
Art of the Title and Motionographer.

She lives in Santa Monica with her husband Luke and their dog Muffin. 


Awards & Publications


The Motion Awards
Shortlist Judge

SXSW Excellence in Title Design


Webby Award Winner
GE UnImpossible Films


SXSX Excellence in Title Design Nominee
Season 2 of The Leftovers


Communications Arts Interactive Annual Winner
John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes


International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
DocLab Competition Finalist: John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes

Time Warner's Future of Story Telling Prize Finalist
John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes

Sónar+D Official Selection
John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes


SXSW Interactive Awards Finalist
John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes

Webby Awards Nominee
NYC Service

AIGA (Re)Design Award 2013
NYC Service


Print Magazine 
“Four designers storyboard their favorite scenes from Alice in Wonderland.”


Promax/BDA Gold
America’s Cup on Versus


Promax/BDA Gold
ESPN MLB Playoffs