Maria is a design consultant, artist and mentor who focuses on sustainable design, and percieves art and aesthetics as a source to wellbeing.

With deep knowledge of product design, entrepreneurship and strategy; problem-forming and problem-solving; co-design and workshop facilitation; consultancy and mentorship, Maria helps companies design sustainable and flexible solutions. She applies creativity, design skills and strategic methods to find opportunities for future-oriented, socially-engaged organizations and startups.

Maria creates delicate contemporary textile and mixed media artwork that are knows across Canada and the US. Her body of work reflects positive effect of art and aesthetics on mental health and wellbeing: uplifts feelings and behaviours, decreases levels of stress and anxiety, improves focus, and brings calmness and joy.