Since 2011 Maria has been the principal of an independent design practice, focusing on exhibition graphics, illustration, editorial design, and branding for the cultural sector. Prior to running her own practice Maria was art director at 1000 Voltios in Bogotá, Colombia where she specialised in branding for the arts and cultural sector, and senior graphic designer at Freeman Ryan Design in Sydney. Maria started her career in Canberra where she worked in branding, marketing and editorial design. Some of her clients include: State Library of New South Wales, National Museum of Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), Head On Photo Festival, NSW State Archives and Records and CSIRO.
Winner 2019 Museum and Art Galleries Australia (MAGNA) Awards — Permanent Exhibition: Megafauna Central
Highly commended MAPDA awards 2019 for MAAS Magazine issue 122 — Winter 2018
Highly commended MAPDA awards 2018 for MAGNT Fundraising Dinner 2017 invitation
Winner in the Australian Interior Design Awards 2017: Installation for Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives
Highly Commended in the Museums and Galleries National Awards 2017 (Temporary Exhibition): Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives
Highly commended in the 2015 IMAGinE Awards for Pulp Confidential: Quick and dirty publishing from the 40s & 50s
Highly commended in the Australian Interior Design Awards 2013 for Into the Blue, World Heritage Exhibition
Illustration finalist in the Qantum Create Design Awards 2012
Illustration featured in Curvy 7 and Curvy 8 female artists compendiums, and in Avant Card Australia's Art Series.
Member of winning design team, AGDA Design Effectiveness Award 2006 for Captivating and Curious exhibition design, National Museum of Australia