I’m an interactive art director focused on nonprofits, foundations and news & editorial sites.

My work includes web, print & identity design, user experience & illustration.

Drug Policy Alliance Annual Report

Print and digital annual reports—a bright and bold look for the nation's leading advocate for sensible drug policies.

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“Maria breathed new life into our annual report, giving it a fresh and creative feel.”
Jag Davies, Director of Communications Strategy

PHI Website

PHI works to improve the quality of residential care by improving the lives of the workers who provide that care. Their new site is a destination for up-to-date data on care worker demographics, wages and labor conditions.

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Some Organizations I've Served

Sikh Coalition Website

A contemporary new website for the leading voice for Sikh civil rights nationwide.

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UWUA Union Benefits Campaign Minisite

A bold and memorable campaign site for the Utility Workers Union of America, highlighting the contributions of strong unions to a vibrant middle class.

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About Me

I'm a visual and UX designer with over 15 years of experience designing for businesses and nonprofits; and over 8 years designing and managing web design projects. Along with UX and visual design, my experience includes concept development and interactive project management. I hold a BFA in Graphic Design from Texas Christian University, and an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts. I live in lovely Ditmas Park, Brooklyn with my husband and son.

I’m currently taking on offsite UX, visual design, print, branding & illustration projects. I'm unable to consider onsite opportunities at the moment. Recruiters: please do not contact.

me@mariadelaguardia.com

Capabilities

  • Information architecture & user experience
  • UI & visual design
  • Visual brand identity
  • Print design
  • Illustration
  • Web development
 in collaboration with my development partners
  • Interactive project management

Public Interest Registry .ngo Domain Guide

PIR works behind-the-scenes administering the top-level domains .org, .ngo and .ong. Their .ngo Domain Guide informs nonprofits on the process of acquiring the non-profit-exclusive .ngo domain.

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“I've worked with Maria for the past 4 years, and she's continued to help PIR raise its own standards.”
Megan Soffer, MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Hoover Institution Digital Annual Report

A venerable, Stanford University-based libertarian think tank branches out with its first-ever interactive annual report.

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“Maria was extremely helpful in guiding us toward a first-class experience for our users. ”
Kyle Palermo, Marketing Communications Manager

Exposition Website

Website for Exposition, a platform for publishing vibrant interactive reports. The Exposition platform is a project by my friends at Constructive.

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World Cocoa Foundation Branding & Annual Report

Representing the voices of 80% of the world cocoa market, the WCF seeks a sustainable cocoa sector that serves farmers and their communities.

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