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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...


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I see the world as it is...


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& as it could be.


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& as it could be.


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About Me


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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 worked with a variety of clients from Microsoft to student activist organizations doing many different types of design and creative work. Projects include Interiors, web design, branding, and most recently graphics for social media and advocacy campaigns. 


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What Drives Me.

Making a difference is deeply important to me, I 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, long-term solution thinker. What that translates to in my 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 that we are capable of building a much better world than we have and that we must stop looking towards the future in hope of solutions and instead find them now. 


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