About Me

WELCOME

If efficient, conscious, and creative design is what you’re looking for then you’ve come to the right place. As a graphic designer and creative mind, my goal is to bring your ideas to life using my knowledge of space, color, and type. Let’s create!

 

Maria

Art has always been a part of my life as far back as I can remember. From drawing on napkins as a child to learning to use Photoshop and Illustrator in school, it is an integral part of who I am. It wasn’t until college when I first used an iMac to work in Adobe Creative Suite that I realized I wanted a career in Graphic Design. I earned my degree in New Media Design from Queens University of Charlotte in 2011 and since then I’ve worked as a designer for a local marketing agency in Charlotte, Art Director at Charlotte Media Group, Graphic Designer at Scott Clark Auto Group, and am now the Web and Graphic Designer for Specialty Pet Products/Tobacco Outlet Products.

Besides art and design I also love to travel the world, cook up new recipes in the kitchen, and screen print fun t-shirt designs.

Skillset

Education

Graduated from Queens University with a BA in New Media Design (our fancy name for an innovative Graphic Design program that encompasses traditional design with a focus on web and interactive applications). Class of 2011!

Adobe Creative Suite

I’ve been proficient with Adobe Photoshop for over 10 years, and InDesign and Illustrator for over 8 years. I’m constantly searching for new ways to use these programs in my projects.

WordPress, HTML, & CSS

Experienced with editing, updating, and maintaining websites using the WordPress platform. I’m also knowledgeable in HTML and CSS fundamentals.

Photography

I’ve taken a few digital photography courses to learn how to properly use a DSLR, stage a photo, and color correct and manipulate images. I’ve got my own Canon 70D now to capture my travels, take portraits, and snap product photos.

Fast Learner

Quick to learn new software and processes. Even if I have to teach myself, I will figure it out. I love to learn more when given the chance, so throw what you’ve got at me.

Organized & Efficient

I currently have weekly deadlines to meet so my organizational skills are on point. I prioritize my assignments, multitask under pressure, and communicate clearly with my colleagues to streamline our tasks in order to meet our deadlines.

My Portfolio

Contact

Drop me a line!

Want to work together? Got a project you want to bring to life? Or a job I’d be perfect for? Send me a message!

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