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writer , Art director

Mary Jean Ardissone, American art director, writer. Legislation chairman AARP, Watertown, Wisconsin, 2000—2003; art contest chairman Saturday Club, 1996—1998; associate School Sisters of Notre Dame, Milwaukee, since 2001.


Ardissone, Mary Jean was born on September 10, 1948 in Baldwin, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Leo Melvin and Florence Evelyn Sweeney.


Master of Science in Graphic Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, 1973. Master of Science in Instructional Technology, Towson State University, Maryland, 1978. Training specialist certified, Georgetown University, Washington, 1984.


Graphic arts technician Medical Research Council Corporation, Baltimore, 1968—1970. Graphic artist Poland Brothers, 1971, Head Composition, 1974—1975. Illustrator II University Maryland Baltimore County, 1975—1977.

Graphics production supervisor PHH Group, Inc., 1977—1979. Senior illustrator Information Planning Associate, Inc., Gaithersburg, 1979—1981. Art director Indiana Petroleum Association of America, Washington, 1981—1982.

Technical illustrator Analytic Services, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, 1983—1986. Page designer Patuxent Public, Columbia, Maryland, 1984—1986. Graphic artist, cartography technician Greenhorne & O'Mara, Greenbelt, 1987—1989.

Art director Ardissone Associate, Hyattsville, 1989—1992. Personal living assistant Community Living Alliance, Madison, Wisconsin, since 1999, Home Instead Senior Care, since 2003, Home Helper Support Services, since 2003. Creative director and owner Creative Whiz Biz, since 2004.

Creative advisor Ardissone Associate, Hyattsville, Maryland, 1989—1992.


  • Other Work

    • Author: God Says Yes 137+ Times, 2004. Screenwriter: A Dinosaur That Got Away, 2004. A Dinosaur and Secret Detectives, 2004.


Legislation chairman AARP, Watertown, Wisconsin, 2000—2003. Art contest chairman Saturday Club, 1996—1998. Associate School Sisters of Notre Dame, Milwaukee, since 2001.


  • Other Interests

    Painting, nature photography, travel, reading.


Leo Melvin

Florence Evelyn Sweeney