Hello!
I'm Maria, an award-winning multi-disciplinary design-focused Creative Director with 20+ years of experience in Branding, Advertising, Digital/Social Media, Experiential Events, Packaging, Promotional Programming, Retail/Shopper Marketing and now dabbling in UX/UI.
I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and grew up between Australia, Indonesia, the US, Austria and Spain. Needless to say culture and travel is my lifeblood, and offers invaluable inspiration when coming up with inventive, insightful approaches to creative problem solving. Plus I'm a foodie whose life mission is to literally taste the world.
I've also had a stint in entrepreneurship with founding Prajaa, along with two of my friends. We wanted to showcase our culture through modern shoe designs, inspired by materials indigenous to many the islands of Indonesia. What excited us the most was the altruistic angle behind our company — hiring people that were trying to get back to society and improving their lives through a creative outlet with the creation of beautifully crafted shoes.
I've held full-time positions at global agencies managing large teams for top tier accounts, and recently have enjoyed consulting work focused on projects I'm passionate about collaborating with people I respect and admire.
I'm open to full time and part time roles email and say hi!
For more details on my experience, download resume here

Recognition

Hub Prize 2015
Gold, "Share a Coke" Campaign

Pro Awards 2015 
Gold, Best Awareness Campaign for "Share a Coke"


Pro Awards 2015 
Gold, Best Sampling and Recruitment "Share a Coke" Campaign


Reggie Awards 2014 
Bronze, Coke Zero "Enjoy Everything Island"


Graphis Design Annual 2009 
Gold, Level Vodka brand video


Communication Arts 2008 
Featured on Exhibit for Level Vodka Essences


Beverage Dynamics, Advertising & Promotion Awards 2008
First Place
The Creativity Awards 2007
Silver Award


Graphic Design USA Design Annual
2003, 2004


Beverage Dynamics, Advertising & Promotion Awards
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006


Point of Purchase Show 
OMA Awards 2003, 2004


POP Times 
Design of the Times Award, 2002, 2004
Communication Arts Design Annual, 2002
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