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 enjoy collaborating with nonprofit organizations, publishing companies, small business, in-house teams, and design studios. I approach each project with professionalism, curiosity, enthusiasm, and a problem-solving attitude.
Logos, type systems, color schemes, icons, infographics, style guides, stationery, websites, annual reports, presentations, manuals, etc
Invitations, emails, ads, banners, presentations, table numbers, name tags, programs, bidding paddles, etc
Fundraising & Marketing Collateral
Appeals, self-mailers, email blasts, social media, posters, postcards, brochures, advertisements, etc
Greeting cards, notebooks, calendars, stickers, t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, hats, bottles, etc
Soft and hard cover books, magazines, catalogues, etc
Signage, murals, way finding, trade show booths, etc
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!
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.
McSweeney's, Executive Director
Peace in Schools
The Broad Center
The Hawkins Project
Tipping Point Community
UC Santa Cruz