Who is Marlena Banks?


Marlena Banks is a freelance designer and creative director with expertise in bringing big ideas to life for influential entrepreneurs and brands. Her multidisciplinary approach draws from her background in advertising, branding, business, graphic and interior design.


"Your dream is not a fairy tale, it's a living creature on the inside of you trying to get out."



After her formal training at one of the top design schools in the nation, Marlena spun 4 years of experience running the ship at a church into landing her dream job at the best advertising agency in Indianapolis. There, she quickly became an indispensable asset on multiple account teams, successfully guiding campaigns from brand strategy to tactical execution.  She left after 3 years to get back to her design roots and pursue her dream of full time entrepreneurship.  Currently, she’s making magic happen at her own studio, MBC, where in addition to working with entrepreneurs and brands, she’s always collaborating with other creatives on various passion projects.


"We all have profitable ideas, we just need the right resources & accountability to help make them successful."  


In her free time, you can find her watching The Flash and other comics series with her bf Steven, listening to a podcast or some quality hip hop, worship or electronica, and being the best Airbnb superhost ever. She loves salsa dancing and would rather drink a smoothie than coffee any day of the week.