Hi there! My name is Anna Maria, and I am a brand identity designer based in Northern Virginia. I love helping local-level brands who are making a difference in their communities tell their story and succeed. I work with individuals, small business, non-profits, local and state political campaigns, and churches. My clients are not only in the D.C. metro area, but also across the United States and even abroad!
I am a Southern California native and have happily called the East Coast my home since 2013. I graduated a year early from UC San Diego in 2013 with a B.A. in Human Development, but ended up pursuing a different career route after graduating. I spent most of my post-grad life in conservative politics working in the U.S. Congress (House and Senate), the non-profit sector, and the private sector (including an advertising agency) over a span of 3.5 years. My experience in Congress was pivotal. There, I discovered the Adobe Creative Cloud and the need for elevating people on the local level, as they often get ignored.
After my stint in politics, I decided to change course and start my own business, seeing that the industry I was in didn't prioritize new technology, modern design, and Millennials. In late 2016, I decided to focus on graphic and web design on my own to help people who can't afford ad agencies and deserve quality design for a decent price. That journey has been nothing but fulfilling and empowering. The best part of my job is seeing my clients succeed with my help.
Currently, I am studying to become a WordPress developer so I can provide custom coded templates to my clients.
If you're interested in working together and think I might be a good fit for your branding needs, contact me below! Learn more about my services here.