Hello! My name is Cory Marie Podielski and I am a designer and marketing specialist located in Murphy, NC, two hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville & Asheville. I have 16 years of experience on Abobe programs and a diverse background in different arts and industries. I am also the gal with a million great ideas… let’s take your business or event to the next level with a creative approach. Email me with your project idea.


New Site Lauch:


Jean’s site launched just in time for news of her discovery of the Joan Anderson Letter broke in the press, spreading like wildfire. I designed the layout and aesthetic-look and worked with a programmer who built the site. Visit Jean’s site.

 “It’s been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950…”

Read the full story.

Stories from the Folk School

I am the editor and primary writer for the John C. Campbell Folk School blog. Here you will find many samples of my writing & photography. You may even find yourself inspired to visit the Folk School, a truly magic and unique place.

Read the Folk School Blog.

Fall Festival 2014

I designed the poster and t-shirt for the Fall Festival at the Folk School. The image celebrates the bounty of the fall harvest with a young banjo pickin’ gal sitting in a pumpkin patch. She holds a cornucopia, a symbol of abundance, overflowing with riches of the land. The two vessels, a clay vase and a hand woven basket, harken to the union of the form and function found in many crafts created at the Folk School. The style of the fall Mucha-esque maiden is inspired by Dame’s Rocket Clog Morris.

Client Spotlight on my work with the Folk School

NYE Masquerade

I designed this invitation for the Masquerade Party at the new Hackney Warehouse Building in downtown Murphy. Happy New Year’s to everyone! May you have a safe and fun NYE!

Austin, TX

In November, I made a trip to Austin, TX to spend a week with April Rose at Rose Movement Studio. April Rose & I have worked closely together to develop her brand for her thriving dance studio with projects including logo, signage, apparel, posters, and web graphics. A stained glass artist even made a rose pane based off of my design (pictured above). How cool is that?

Client Spotlight on April Rose & Rose Movement Studio

Drums ‘N’ Roses

Any gal born and raised in LA in the 80s has a special love for Guns ‘N’ Roses, so I jumped at the chance to develop a logo for April Rose’s show, Drums ‘N’ Roses, referencing the GNR logo. The guns may be replaced by dumbeks, but I still think the design feels like a rockin’ night at the Rainbow Room.

Client Spotlight on April Rose & Rose Movement Studio


Focus: Print, Web, Identity, Textile & Apparel, Posters & Events, Social Media

Let's talk about your project!


Find out more about the gal with a million good ideas!

Cory Marie Podielski is a southern-based artist, oscillating between the sunny cultural playland of Southern California and the lush Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. The intersection of these two distinctly American cultures intrigue and delight this native Angelino.

Conceptually, Cory Marie finds inspiration where cultures and ideas collide to create interesting fusions. Her artistic work explores the intersection of historical periods, nostalgia, iconography, the folk process, and American mythology.



Cory Marie Podielski is located in downtown Murphy, NC


Write me the old fashioned way at: P.O. Box 31, Brasstown, NC 28902

Drop a line at: 818-517-3370

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