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Image by Elena Joland
Hey there! I'm Mairi

(pronounced mahh-ree; it's Scottish-Gaelic)

Since my first year of attending university, I've had five years of design experience in several projects and fields of design. They're listed below, it's a pretty hefty list! Onto the lore: I was recognized during my third year of school, when I designed a promotional poster for Eastern Connecticut State University's (ECSU) 2021 senior art exhibition, and it was selected from a pool of 30 other designs to be displayed during the exhibition. There was a website banner and postcard that accompanied the poster. I then received an internship for the following fall (2021 still), where I collaborated on an informational booklet about Murray Tinkelman, an artist to be featured in another upcoming art exhibition. Come January 2022, I was offered a job at ECSU's office of fine arts, where I assisted several professors in content for their classes, whether that was flyers or editing photographs taken of student artwork. Simultaneously, I was offered another job working for a political advertising company known as Mission Control Inc., where I designed material to promote political candidates in the upcoming midterm election (May 2022 - October 2022). It was amazing to me how one opportunity seemed to lead to another, truly. I also spent much of this time working for a handful of clients who were developing LLCs online, which involved a lot of website building and social media presence. Nowadays, I do freelance work for those very clients and more!

I've used

  • Adobe Suite

    • Photoshop​

    • Illustrator

    • InDesign

    • XD

    • Premiere Pro

    • After Effects

    • Dreamweaver

    • Dimensions

  • Microsoft Office​

  • Google Suite

  • Wix

  • Wordpress

  • Canva

Image by Elena Joland

I've always valued experience where I could get it, although I would love to further my skills in package design. I've done origami since I was 10 years old, and engineering for packaging is very much like that to me. There is something so satisfying about creating a layout, carefully considering design, and then folding it together to see if it clicks. I'm fascinated with how creative companies can be; there have been many times I've wanted to buy a product solely for its packaging, particularly from cosmetic brands such as fruit-inspired Glow Recipe, and airy Laneige. Then, beyond the aesthetics, to open the box for the Elizavecca collagen hair mask (as an example), you need to pull on a tab at the top of the box, which then elongates to form the long hair of the girl from their logo. I have the hardest time recycling that box because it's just brilliant. I want to be a part of a team that brainstorms and creates this. Ask me about my package design experience, I dare you.

I've made

  • Promotional content (posters, brochures, social media)

  • Political endorsements (letters, postcards, surveys)

  • Package design

  • Web design

  • UX design (app design)

  • Logos

  • Typography

  • Infographics

  • Apparel

  • Motion graphics

  • Photo editing, manipulation, compilation

Image by Elena Joland

I do love just browsing different cosmetic brands, because the packaging is not only beautiful, but it tells a story. As a writer and an artist for my own characters and storylines, it's something that inspires me. With that, Pinterest has been very good (and addictive) to me. Aside from being one of Pinterest's top consumers, I'm a barista at a local cafe, where I craft original lattes- my favorite being the lavender matcha latte with oat milk. I also like to practice yoga and meditate, and I'm a passionate traveler. I consider myself an inquisitive artist, I observe a lot, and I let my heart guide me. I love bees, owls, and cobalt blue, and I'm always an optimist, provided the necessary healing.

Other

  • Gallery installation

  • Social media & website management

  • Mac & Windows systems

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