Creating Enrichment Through Design

I work with groups and institutions to create real-world, interactive experiences and exhibitions. These projects are both physical and digital. They range from mobile experiences to engage patients with Alzheimer’s, to museum galleries dedicated to introducing visitors to art, to engaging passers-by in London with the miraculous workings of the brain.

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Growing the Field

I’m thankful for the opportunity to share this work with others, and to learn in return. Whether it’s teaching, speaking at a conference, giving workshops, or writing, sharing is essential to the growth of our field.

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About Me

I’ve been designing and leading projects that engage the public for over twenty years. I work with groups from healthcare and museum settings to create real-world, interactive experiences, and exhibits. I enjoy working in collaboration with my clients to bring their unique projects to life.

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Maria is… Smart. Creative. Genuinely invested in using design to elevate diverse voices. Brilliant aesthetic and community designer–making beauty and community complementary, additive creatures instead of elements to be balanced and tamed. Someone who listens well enough to deliver what you actually want, even if you don’t know how to express it. And a kind, funny, delightful person to work with.

           – Nina Simon, CEO, OF/BY/FOR/ALL