so happy you're here.
My name is Maria and I am a designer based in Denver, CO. I'm passionate about simplifying complex experiences so that technology is easy and accessible for everyone to use.
When I'm not designing, I love to get outside with my pups, read one of the 3 books I probably have started and not finished, bake some sourdough, or watch tutorials on my latest interest (currently curious about: Webflow).
I've always loved creating things, so when I was in high school I took all the art classes I could. I was convinced I was going to go into Fashion Design - until my friend hooked me up with a bootleg version of Adobe Photoshop. Graphic Design completely changed the possibilities I saw for myself because I deeply felt that I didn't just want to create for my own sake, I wanted to design useful things. Things that helped people and that they could use every day.
After 7 years working as a graphic designer, I decided to pursue my Masters in User Experience Design from CU Boulder. UX was the natural next step in my pursuit of creating meaningful designs, and it has motivated me in entirely new ways to empathize with the people around me and bring a new purpose to what I create.
Currently, I lead the design team at TrackVia, building a web and mobile-based no-code software that helps business teams build their own applications without needing developers.
Prior to TrackVia, I was at IHS Markit, where I worked with global Financial clients on a variety of design challenges such as investment platforms, mobile apps, and financial news platforms.
Before and during my Master's program, I did the visual and web design for MyChelle Dermaceuticals, a clean skincare product for consumers.
Over the years I've worked on a lot of side projects with friends and old colleagues - things like UX audits, UI designs, NFT projects, digital illustration, and more.
If you're interested in grabbing a coffee or working together, please say hi!
Maria Rogers © 2022