About

Chicago native & SIUC alum

BA English | BA Photography

I am a freelance photographer and writer based in Chicago, IL. I strive to blend my passions for language and imagery to create impact. I pride myself on versatility in the field, which allows me to find a wide range of projects. With over 110 published written pieces, I previously spent four years as editor and contributing writer for the artist-to-artist based publication Chicago Stage Standard.

My mantra revolves around a single word: story.
Let’s tell yours.

mary.crylen@gmail.com


Select Client List Includes:

Northwestern University – End of Life and Palliative Care Program

Northwestern University – Institute for Public Health and Medicine

St. Augustine Seminary

Southern Illinois University Housing

Southern Illinois University