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My name is Maria, I also go by my artist alias, mARTia. I recently graduated from the OCADU Advertising program and received multiple awards like the OCADU medal and D&AD NewBlood portfolio feature for my innovative design solutions that challenge the status quo.


I believe the future of Advertising relies on new perspectives, diversity, and inclusion. Outside of my digital projects, I am also a portrait painter with a distinctive style that merges my eastern and western roots to create a modern interpretation of Iznik-inspired designs that represent my mixed identity. My primary mission is to use both my digital design and traditional hand-drawn skills to uplift communities and bridge gaps, implementing new strategies for communicating stories.  

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