Helen Mary Vanston Marek
VP Operations & Creative Director
Technology Futures, Inc.
Helen Mary is intricately involved with all aspects of TFI’s traditional and electronic media and website design. Her expertise includes computer graphics, presentation visuals, design and layout, corporate identity, photography and photo editing, and displays.
She lends her talents to TFI’s new Corporate Cultures That Rock and the ongoing MiniTrends projects. Activities range from promotional design to the cover and graphics of the award-winning book MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends by Dr. John H. Vanston with Carrie Vanston.
Helen Mary plays a pivotal role in the production of the bi-annual book Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, now in its 15th edition, providing on-demand graphics and moving all chapters from draft to camera-ready in just a few weeks. The book is particularly popular as a college text and published by Taylor & Francis. She did the layout and logo for TFI’s New Telecom Quarterly journal, Futures’ Features e-letter, and Futures Forum newsletter. She also designs the annual TFI holiday card.
In addition to her creative responsibilities, Helen Mary serves as VP of Operations of Technology Futures where she leads day-to-day corporate operations and general management. She is the event liaison of the popular TFI's Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference and Seminar, now in its 12th year.
Outside of TFI she is a visual artist designing art and jewelry utilizing a range of new and repurposed materials, photography, and traditional media.
Helen Mary holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Texas State University, San Marcos and, prior to that, studied Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.