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Hi! I'm Maria.


I’m a designer dedicated to 

making the world a better place.

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Hi! I'm Maria.


I’m a designer dedicated to 

making the world a better place.

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I see the world as it is...


I see the world as it is...


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& as it could be.


& as it could be.


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About Me


About Me


I'm a designer and have dedicated my life to using design to fuel social change.


What I do.

Fundamentally, I'm a problem solver. I use the design process as a tool to solve a wide spectrum of problems. I began Blum+Sullivan Design in 2012 and have since designed websites and interiors, built web-based advocacy and donation campaigns, and carried out other creative projects for business and non-profit organizations who put people first and understand the power of design. Check out some of my favorite projects here.


What Drives Me.

I am personally dedicated to fighting for racial, economic, and environmental equity, and have a strong sense of duty towards leaving the world a better place than I found it. When I look at a problem (or organization) I see opportunity. For example, I don't see a website as a store-front, I see it as a living, breathing organism with the ability to build lasting connection with it's user. I don't design for a quick fix, I'm a big-picture, root cause, long-term solution thinker. What that translates to in my design work is that no matter how big or small the project, I aim for it to have an impact on everyone who sees and uses it. 

I believe in working alongside (rather than for or on behalf of) people to find solutions to complex problems and strive to take on projects with like-minded organizations and individuals. 


Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
— Horace Mann