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Sinister Sally bottle
October 31, 2019

The Wine Cult, join if you dare!

Barnicle and Husk in front of building
May 15, 2019

Our event took place on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If you had a chance to stop by I hope you enjoyed the diverse experience. If not, there is always next year!

April 17, 2019

Interview by: Sally McCarthy, Ali Stevenson, Megan James and Tom Vacchino

Shields: What other full marathons did you run to qualify?
Steve: Vermont City, Burlington, Vermont, May 2018 and The Philadelphia Marathon, November 2018.

Shields: How did this marathon compare to the other two you ran?
Steve: Exceptionally better. I was faster, I knew the course and the crowds were electric. In a word “tight” (or Dope AF). 

December 17, 2018

In August of 2018, Shields was awarded a State Contract for DCR's Greening the Gateway Cities Program. During our initial kick-off meeting we learned that we would be helping to brand and launch their “phase one" pilot program. To be a part of this program, recipients needed to be a resident or business in certain zones of Chelsea, Fall River, and Holyoke MA. If you qualify, DCR provides free trees to increase tree canopy cover in these select urban residential areas. 

April 20, 2018

Spend your day at Plimoth Waterworks Building, opening its doors to the public especially for ArtWeek. Guests will be entertained by a myriad of activities, including tours of open studios, meet and greets with artists, painting demonstrations and a comic book signing. Representatives from TrueRad Designs will display and sell their merchandise. Mary Shields, owner of Shields Design, will have a reading and book signing of her new children’s book, Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday. This will be followed by a Barnicle and Husk character appearance and meet and greet. There will be plenty of fun and games throughout the day!

February 27, 2018

Megan joined our team in July of 2017 after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University. She brings an unprecedented level of creativity and illustration skills to Shields Design and is the creative genius behind the comic book series Innsmouth. A personal project, she describes her series as, “a horror-comedy Lovecraft parody about a bunch of door-to-door doomsday cultists trying to end the world”.

December 05, 2017

Our very own Mary Shields and Ali Stevenson sit on the board of Plymouth Cares, a non-profit community organization dedicated to helping people and families in need within the Plymouth area. Plymouth Cares offers all of us a chance to give back this holiday season. Made possible by you and Destination Plymouth, backpacks are filled with school supplies during the summer months to help families in need. Blanket drives, diaper and wipes drives and coat drives are a few of the other donations that bring relief to our community. 

November 16, 2017

Shields Design Studio’s web design clients span a variety of industries. All rely on the designers’ expertise to create visually appealing and user friendly sites. But it takes more than just a pretty page to have a successful website. Tourism sites are unique because they cater to visitors, encouraging them to experience all that the town/city, region or country has to offer. What does it take to build a site like this?

September 20, 2017

Shields Design’s, Katie Buckell, was lead designer for this creative brochure outlining all of the reasons why you should make it a point to check out the Pointe 1620 Residences On Obery. The brochure sits in a pocket folder, the design reflecting the elegance of the properties themselves.

August 22, 2017

Published on December 8th

Mary Shields, Founder of Shields Design Studio, is proud to introduce the first of her children’s historical novel series, Barnicle and Husk! The children’s book is now available for purchasing by visiting: