Hola!

I am a seasoned graphic designer/art director with a passion for type, color, and storytelling. As a creative and strategic thinker, I seek to deliver meaningful solutions that engage audiences, fulfill my clients’ goals, and meet professional design standards. I collaborate with nonprofit organizations, publishing companies, small business, in-house teams, and design studios. I approach each project with curiosity, enthusiasm, and a problem-solving attitude.


Services

Branding

Identity systems (logos, typography, color palettes, iconography, etc), style guides, presentations, websites, packaging, etc.

Event Materials

Invitations (print and digital), programs, presentations, bidding paddles, table numbers, name tags, signage, decorations, gifts, etc.

Fundraising & Marketing Collateral

Mailers, brochures, postcards, posters, advertisements, emails, web banners, social media posts, etc.

Merchandise

Greeting cards, notebooks, calendars, stickers, t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, hats, bottles, labels, etc.

Publication Design

Books, magazines, catalogues, annual reports, manuals, strategic plans, newsletters, etc.

Environmental Graphics

Murals, banners, trade show booths,
signage, wayfinding, etc.


design bites

From my instagram, a mixture of some of my recent projects, illustrations, designs I do just for fun, work in progress, things that inspire me, and more.


cheers

Maria managed the brand re-design process for my nonprofit social enterprise, and we love what she created for us. As a small organization, we needed flexible templates that would look professional, but that we could update and edit ourselves. Maria worked with us to create a color template and brand elements that we loved, and then made templates for us that we can use for all of our key external-facing documents. She was thorough and communicative throughout the process (even scheduling calls at 7am her time to accommodate our time differences!), and went above and beyond her outlined scope to make sure that we had an end result that clearly represented our brand identity, and that we were happy with. I would highly recommend Maria!

AYLA SCHLOSSER
Resonate, Cofounder and CEO

María is simply outstanding. She's a profoundly talented artist with a thoughtful, wholistic approach to her work, evident in the beautiful work she produces. Even more rare, her strong sense of design and aesthetics is balanced by deeply organized work habits and rigorous adherence to schedules and budgets. She's an absolute dream to work with, and I'm glad to name her among my go-to designers for print and web design projects.

AMANDA UHLE 
McSweeney's, Executive Director


past clients

Empatico

Enterprise for Youth

Epacenter Arts

Friends of the Children, Seattle

Literary Arts

Peace in Schools

Resonate

Sterling Publishing

The Broad Center

The Hawkins Project

Tipping Point Community

UC Davis

UC Santa Cruz