Graphic Designer, Tattoo-Getter,

Coffee Drinker, Aspiring World Traveler

My name is Maria. I just graduated from Whitworth University with a B.A. in Graphic Design.

I am currently in Seattle pursuing freelance design work in addition to working as a production assistant for superGraphics, LLC. 

My design process starts in black and white. The high contrast it affords is a personal preference. I also find the simplicity of black and white to be a good starting point for every project, as the lack of color allows for the elements of my design to speak for themselves. My style clashes between modern simplicity and vintage-style grunge; I bridge this gap by pairing messier, handwritten type with sans serif fonts. My work consists of bold, clean graphics with a minimal color usage and lots of text as a visual element.

 

I design for a variety of digital and print platforms, though a focused interest of mine is large-scale print work for environmental design. Rather than individual pieces, I prefer to create experiences. A space that is filled with good design is bound to leave a lasting impression on those who get to experience it. 

© 2020 by Maria Smith.