maria [muh-ree-uh] adj: of the bitter sea

i kissed a beluga whale once - it was salty. other than that, i'm not much of a water person. i was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria + raised in Atlanta, GA. i think i dance really well - so please don't burst my bubble. my parents are wonderful enough to send me away often so i can see the world + find my place in it. when i was 15 years old, i wanted to be an artist living in Montmartre. my favorite book is Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller and i watch parts of Reconstruction by Christoffer Boe too often. if i can't find love as a human, i would choose to turn into a penguin.



experience : 

Droga5 | Jr. Art Director

Anomaly | Art Director Intern 

Definition 6 | Content + Design Strategist 

burton+Burton | Graphic Designer 


education : 

VCU Brandcenter - MSB  | Art Direction 

University of Georgia - BA | Advertising + BA | French