Hey there! My name is Maria, and I'm a User Experience & User Interface Designer living in Denver, Colorado. I earned my masters in User Experience Design from University of Colorado - Boulder, and have a BA in Graphic Design.
I spent 6 years as a graphic designer, learning how to solve problems visually. I learned a lot about approaching challenges creatively in this time, but saw a disconnect between business goals and the voice of the user. Oftentimes being the last touchpoint before delivering to the user, I knew I wanted to play a bigger role in championing empathy and strategy to provide more functional solutions.
Fast forward to today, and I have pursued a human-centered design path where I can design better, more usable experiences for real people. I find my passion daily in the challenge and the process, and knowing that I can find better solutions to ease the pain and frustration of people and their experiences with technology. My strong collaboration skills, 'no-problem-too-large' attitude, and adaptability to fast-paced environments make me a strong addition to design and product teams.
When I'm not working, you can usually find me outside with my goldendoodle, Molly, or crossing off another coffee shop in my attempt to find my favorite in Denver (so far - Crema). I also love camping, reading, playing soccer and traveling - most recently was a backpacking trip in South America.
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