Hi I’m Maria, a graphic designer from the Western Michigan area. When it comes to my work, I am interested in breaking down problems and figuring out the best solution. I believe that it is important to understand the user and how to make their experience with the final product effortless, as well as visually pleasing. I also strive to think outside of the box and try to implement visuals into my work that are outside of the realm of the computer.
Ferris State University | Big Rapids, MI
Brand Identity Design
HTML & CSS
Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Office Suite
01.2017 – Present
Working on the Brand Communication team to create sales materials, advertisements, and other marketing materials.
06.2016 – 11.2016
Worked with a team of designers to create a multiple of designs to create solutions for the varying needs of each client.
05.2016 – Present
Worked with the marketing team to create on-brand print material for NeoCon 2016. Continue to work with them to create internal print items.
08.2015 – 05.2016
Collaborated as a team to brand the 2016 Ferris State University Senior Portfolio Review. Researched and developed a branded experience by applying cohesive designs to web, MailChimp, social media, print, and environmental design.
06.2014 – 05.2016
Updated IT web pages, designed and coded Ferris’ MyTechSupport site, designed and coded login and logout page for MyFSU, designed icons for internal MyFSU pages, assisted with the CSS of the MyFSU website, created flyers for ITS information, designed ITS documents.
Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery
06.2014 – Present
Designed Facebook graphics and posters for inside the brewery, created designs for posters and shirts, designed informational flyer about company.
Jean Francois Porchez
Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit
John St Advertising
2015 RGD Design Thinkers Conference
Brand New Conference Webcast
The Illustration League: Lindsay Jones at Square One Design
2015 & 2016 WM AIGA Student Portfolio Review
WM AIGA Mentorship Taco Night
WM AIGA Thirst for Design
WM AIGA Ambrose Screen Printing Workshop
AIGA WM Social Media Chair, 03.2017 – Present
AIGA WM Programming Member, 10.2016 – Present
AIGA WM Member, 10.2013 – Present
Ferris AIGA Treasurer, 01.2015 – December 2015