It was while studying Textile Design at RMIT in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia that Mara first entered the design industry in Colour & Trim for General Motors. Based in the Australian (Holden) studio, she was part of the design team for Holden's VF Commodore amongst a number of global projects.

After completing her Bachelors degree and 4 years with General Motors she look a detour to pursue her love of the handmade.  Under her own lable, she developed a range of hand printed homewares and gift wrapping products and participarted in some of Melbourne's top design markets.

Her botanical inspired graphics balanced perfectly with her passion for floristry as she assisted Amy Wright of Wunderplant as a floral stylist and took on independent floristry and graphic design projects.

Expanding to new disciplines, Mara has also collaborated with the theatre company Q44.  Her contributions included set design for their 2014 productions of Spike Heels (with Rebecca Fortuna) and Kafka's Monkey.

Mara launched her second range under the new title of, The Aram Theory.  This digitally printed collection based on original illustrations consisted of limited edition cushions with thoughtful details.

With a journey that has lead her back to automotive, Mara recently relocated to Detroit, Michigan to once again join the General Motors design team in Color & Trim.  Here in the United States she has continued to engage in design collaborations.  These have included a partnership with Martha Baker of Wycinanka for an exclusive table linen range for Nora, Detroit under the lable Clover & Mars.