Welcome! I’m Maria

Philadelphia-based graphic designer with the cooking skills of my Italian grandmother. Between myself and my collaborators, we specialize in A–Z branding, social media marketing, and everything graphic design.

A bit about me

2015-2016

Lived in the US

Even though I travelled quite a bit before, this is when I discover there’s a world out there. America taught me so much, other than English. The main thing I still carry today in my professional life is work ethic and dedication.

2017

University

At this point I was very lost, feeling like I didn’t know what I was supposed to do in life. Out of my options, I decided to enrol in Marketing and Business Management. It turned out to be a great experience.

2018

Freelancing

After my mandatory internship for my university (which I did in Turkey), I started self-teaching myself design through book (lots of them, maybe too many), courses and by talking to experts. I didn’t take long at all before I went out there and found the first clients.

2019

Entrpreneurship
program

ICARO

ICARO is a 6 months intensive teaching program in which 30 people from 5 different universities are picked to learn about entrepreneurship, design thinking and lean methodologies. This is were I learnt how to make it in my freelance design business.

2020

Covid

The pandemic hit at a time in which I was extremely involved in many projects. Instead of letting it become an excuse, I did everything I could to see the opportunities in the situation. This allowed me to organise better and work on bigger and higher quality projects.

2021

And still going

I love what I do so much. My freelance business is growing, and so are the clients I work with. This is the best possible thing I could have hoped for. Big and ambitious projects coming soon.

If I am not waist deep in designing, you can find me exploring the great outdoors, baking and cooking for loved ones, or feeding my mind, body, and soul. I thrive on positivity, gratitude, and making other people smile. Below is a sneak peak into my life beyond design!

Gratitude

 Cooking

Baking

Traveling

Gardening

Reading

Meditation

Nature

Making other people smile

Art

Dancing

Hiking

Making other people smile

Learning

Art

Nutrition

Adventures

Design Thinking

Psychology

Learning

Whether you're an established company wanting to take your business to the next level, or a start-up in need of a new image, I want to help make your target audience fall in love with you and your brand.

This page is named about, not about me. That’s because I would love to hear your story too