Self Studies

Design & Construction


Fine Art

Layout, Drawing, Liquid Media, Digital Media



Fiber Art

Clothing, Costuming, Quilting


Graphic Design

Color Theory, Layout and Design, Illustration,

Photography, Photo Restoration

Photo Manipulation, Screen Printing,

Business and Team Branding

Verbal and Oral Communication


Schools & Training


Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, Illinois

Commercial Art


American River Collage

Sacramento, California

Photography, CAD, GIS

Fashion Merchandising

Interior Design


Pacific Bell/SBC

Manual and Computer Civil Drafting


ITT Technical Institute

Indianapolis, Indiana

Architectural & Mechanical Computer Aided Drafting


Kaplan University


IT/Web Design, A.S. S. 2012



Formal Studies


Commercial Art

Graphic Design



Darkroom & Photoshop

Screen Printing



Technical, Instructional,

Story-telling, poetry


Design, Construction, Merchandising


Interior Design

Layout, Purchasing, Completion



Civil Engineering,

Architectural &  Mechanical Drafting


Website Design


Marian Webb Betts is a Storyteller, whether using a pen and paper, a paint brush or a camera, or any digital format, too.


Growing up in the South Sudan, Africa, Marian’s family had none of the modern means of entertainment such as television, radio or libraries. For evening entertainment her Father, E. Alan Webb made up stories about adventures based on his own experiences: traveling the savannah, hiking the jungle, fishing in the Nile River, interacting with the different tribes and animals he encountered, and which we well knew. A rich tapestry of sight, sound – and odors.


Moving to Khartoum, Sudan, Marian was able to access the British Library, reading and rereading books such as Swiss Family Robinson, Treasure Island, and Robin Hood, and Enid Blyton’s children’s adventure series (similar to the Nancy Drew series). Her favorite adult author is Lady Mary Stewart whose descriptive writing will transport you to the land of her stories.


Marian married an airman who she met at Southern Illinois University. During the seven years they were married, he was stationed at five different bases in England, the US, and Viet Nam. While they were in England, Marian took advantage of the galleries, museums and libraries to study the masters, archeology, anthropology, biology, and history.

Returning to the SIU while her husband was in Viet Nam, she attended classes in Graphic Layout & Design, Illustration, Photography and Black & White Photo development as well as four-color screen printing.


Settling in Sacramento, CA after her husband left, Marian continued her studies in Photography and Darkroom Techniques, Fashion Design & Construction, as well as Interior Design & Development. Hiring on to Pacific Bell as a Manual Drafter, Marian was accredited in Civil Drafting, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).


Once her two children were happily married and ensconced in California, Marian returned to the Midwest where she discovered her heartfelt home. Here she returned to school as she continued to work and received her ASS in IT/Web Design.


Now she is retired, Marian divides her time between Wildlife Photography, Digital Art and writing. Because she grew up in the Sudan, Marian spoke and read both English and American (yes there is a difference!), French and Arabic, plus several Sudanese dialects in her very early years. Her parents were upper middleclass English with very good educations. Her Father, E. Alan Webb was an English and Bible Professor and her Mother, Phyllis (Hawkins) Webb was an accomplished poet and songwriter. Marian’s English grammar is excellent, although she’s very thankful for SpellCheck as her spelling is atrocious as she gets her languages mixed up at times.


Although Marian’s pleasure writing is historical adventure stories, she also has experience creating and writing her own syllabi for her sewing classes, Standard Operating Procedures for small businesses and nfp companies, catalogs, newsletters and instructional and

just-for-fun articles.


Marian’s first novel was published last December and may be purchased on Amazon or Barnes & Nobles. Its titled is RUBY HEART: The Legend Begins, and as the title suggests, it is the beginning of a series with the second book due out in December 2018.









15+ years Graphic Design

10+ Years CADD Drafting

12+ Years Website Design



Associate of Science: IT/Web Design.

Kaplan Online University. 2012. GPA 3.68.

Plus 5 years of accumulated college studies.




  • Conceptualize, design and create layouts integrating typographic, photographic, illustrative and other elements for book jackets, illustrations, brochures, catalogs, websites, papers and reports, creating or acquiring images for creative projects.
  • Create designs that visually attract and engage, and are easily read and understood.
  • Critical thinker with a strong attention to detail, and sense of concept development.
  • Prioritize day-to-day operations while multi-tasking to move multiple projects to completion.
  • Apply feedback from team, supervisor or client to project designs.
  • Collaborate with team and/or client to analyze, organize, plan and execute project to completion.
  • Excellent communicator, verbally and written, using visual aids when needed.
  • Software:
  • Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop, Muse, InDesign; Corel Painter and Paintshop Pro;
  • CAD: Autocad, Microstation and Pacific Bell/ SBC Proprietary CAD based on CADD 14
  • Office: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher; Adobe Acrobat DC; Web Design: CSS;

HTML 3 and 5; C#; ASP.NET; .NET; SQL; JavaScript.



  • Records creation, correction and retrieval.
  • Research and problem-solving abilities proven through multiple venues.
  • Track drawings and documents to completion of process.
  • Maintain Standard Operating Procedures and documentation as needed.
  • Write technical papers, instructions and training manuals, newsletters and copy.
  • Bookkeeping: bank accounts, AR/AP, statements and reports.




Writer, Fine and Graphic Artist, Web Site Designer

July 2005 to Present Day

MBStudio.US, Anderson, Indiana – Telecommute locally and Internationally

  • Create multi-media graphic and digital story illustrations.
  • Photograph and/or paint people, pets, landscapes, flowers, wild birds and animals, architecture.
  • Design Logos and create business branding, book jackets and illustrations, marketing materials, publications, promotional items, newsletters, training manuals, and operating procedures.
  • Design, create and support websites.
  • Research Internet, Library and Archives for projects, editorials, papers, events, operating procedures, ADA Compliance, etc.
  • Plan and produce special events, including venue, catering, lodging and transportation arrangements.
  • Manage office, including Accounts Payable/Receivable, correspondence, etc.

Major Client:  2005 – 2007, 2009-2014

Office Manager, United States Communications Center

Anderson, Indiana

For Professor Dr. Nell Arnold, Brisbane, Australia

  • Collaborate with Professor Arnold to establish her branding.
  • create publications, advertisements, newsletters, fliers, brochures, etc.
  • Edit and finalize mock-ups and other printable materials.
  • Design, create websites for Dr. Arnold and her associates in Australia, Asia Pacific, the UK, and the USA.
  • Research and compile information as required.
  • Compose letters, e-mails, proposals/requests for proposals and/or qualifications.
  • Communicate State-side and globally, being aware of time zones and language barriers.
  • Make venue, travel, lodging and transportation arrangements, traveling with Dr. Arnold when needed.

Professor Arnold passed away in May, 2012. I flew to Australia to settle her estate. Completed August, 2014.


Administrative Assistant – Part Time

March, 2014 – March, 2016

Kingston Avenue Baptist Church, Anderson, IN

  • Design bulletins, fliers, brochures, placards, and other forms of communication.
  • Assist in project development and event administration.
  • Support Senior Pastor and Church Staff.
  • Act as liaison between Staff, Elders, Deacons, volunteers, maintenance staff, vendors and the public.
  • Manage correspondence for Staff, proofreading & editing documents as needed.
  • Maintain the church databases in ChurchPro.
  • Bookkeeping: Accounts payable/receivable; Income and Expense reports, Year-End Reports; Annual giving histories of all church members.
  • Schedule appointments and manage calendar for Senior Pastor.
  • Schedule events, building usage requests, and communicate policies to building users.
  • Sort and distribute mail and emails.
  • Manage inventory.


Technical Drafter

July 2007 – December 2008

Verizon – Westfield, Indiana. 18-month Contract through TEKSystems - Indianapolis, IN

  • Using Microstation, draft placement maps, schematics and other technical drawings.
  • Fill out permits and other legal documents
  • Prioritize workload, solve issues and challenges.
  • Maintain database, time reporting and records


Engineering Administrator / Civil Drafter

1996 – 2005

Pacific Bell/SBC Telephone Company - Sacramento, California

  • Drafting: Manual maps and computerized maps, schematics, technical drawings using Pacific Bell/SBC proprietary software built on CAD 14.
  • Fill out permits and other legal documents
  • Communicate effectively with engineers and Pacific Bell/SBC customers.
  • Remain organized while working on multiple projects.
  • Attention to details and accuracy, conceptualizing layout and design form sketches and written instructions.
  • Research, investigate, prepare and generate reports.


Projects, Commissions, Awards and Associations



  • 1982 for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, Los Angeles, CA.  Assistant Graphic Designer for Architecture and Landscaping or Oriental Gardens connected with Olympic Games.
  • 1989 -1991  America River Quilt Guild, Sacramento, CA. Project Designer and set up Manager for the Annual Quilt Show of over 100 quilts and wearable art pieces.
  • 1991-1993 Street of Dreams, Sacramento, CA. Annual competition for Architects, Interior Designers, Building Contractors and Landscapers to build seven custom homes in the Sacramento area. My workroom supported Designers in one to three homes each year.
  • 1996 Australian Tourism, Brisbane, Australia. Photographer and Publicity Designer.
  • 2013  Indiana Wildlife Artists' Annual Fine Art Exhibit. Exhibit Chair.
  • 2016 - 2017 Indiana Wildlife Artists' Annual Fine Art Exhibit. Exhibit Chair.


Commissioned Works

  • 2017  Refurbish two murals South Anderson Veterinary Clinic, 109 W. 53rd St, Anderson, IN








  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Indiana Wildlife Artists' Association;
    • President 2015-2016;
    • Central Chapter Chair 2012-2017
    • Exhibit Chair 2017 and 2018;
    • Webmaster 2012-2018
  • Birding in Indiana
  • Indiana Nature and Wildlife Photographers
  • Indiana Eagles
  • Sacramento, California Photographers
  • Florida Wildlife & Nature Photography Forum



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