I’m Maya, brand designer, illustrator, and writer.
In 2015, I took a leap. I left a hard-earned path in science academia to pursue a career in my true passions: design and writing. It felt scary at the time, but it’s been one of the most rewarding decisions I’ve made.
My work has led me to collaborate with the California Academy of Sciences, Landor & Fitch, The Nature Conservancy, Forte Labs, Australian National University, and Seth Godin Productions, where I helped to launch and lead The Marketing Seminar. I’ve published articles in Adobe Create, Communication Arts, CreativePro, InDesign Magazine, HOW, and PRINT Magazine, among other design publications.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Chicago and a Master of Science from Cornell University, where I received the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the writing courses I developed and taught as a graduate student.
Outside of work, I enjoy reading, drawing, and taking long woodsy walks.