Nice to meet you! My name is Maria, I am an art director and designer living and working in Chicago. I have more than seven years of agency experience in addition to a decade of design experience in the health and fitness, special event, exhibits and fine arts industries. I have led design for clients in the corporate, health and wellness, food and nutrition, pharmaceutical, and consumer sectors. These clients include the U.S. Army, Gatorade, PepsiCo, Abbott Nutrition, Quaker, Land O’ Frost, Mead Johnson, and Beam Suntory, among many others. My experience ranges from the ideation, creation, and execution of creative projects, including social and digital content, presentation, traditional advertising, and infographics, as well as all-inclusive brand campaigns.
I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
In addition to my work, I love exploring all the great food Chicago has to offer as well as attempting to improve my green thumb. You can find me most Saturday mornings at my favorite brunch spots around the city, and most (warm) Sundays working on my amateur gardening.