Hello, my name is Madia, #90sbaby. If you are reading about me, you probably here to learn more about me or my work experience in any given industry. We will get to my design experience soon, but first, I want to share a little history about myself.
During my elementary and beginning of high school years, I moved around a lot. I was blessed to spend a lot of time in dance studios, piano lessons, pageants, band, cheerleading, and church, hoping I would flourish in one of these fields. Being brought up in a multicultural home, there were many expectations, and I really did not know what I wanted to do. Thus, I decided to go to college.
Fall 2012, I started some of the best experiences of my life. Besides attending the parties and fun sport events, my graphic design and art courses were a HUGE aspect of forming my creativity and my future. I had a few great professors that taught me a lot about observation, research and resources, and I still use those tactics 'til this day.
Late 2015, my junior year of college, I had the pleasure of interning at a small wholesale furniture store, creating promotional materials, website assets, and catalog packets for current and potential hotel buyers. By mid-2016, I found another opportunity, designing for the cultural arts department at my college, where I collaborated with other graphic designers and completed many different projects including posters, interactive calendars, program brochures, billboard ads, and occasional website design. During this timeframe, I also started freelancing in my spare time to get more experience.
Spring 2017, I graduated with a B.A. in Graphic Design, and I continued my career at an advertising and media agency. I worked with Design lead and other team members on projects such as branding, marketing campaigns, and website design as well as organize social media calendars for more than 20 clients.
The beginning of January 2018, I got into more product packaging, which included projects such as pet products, herbal supplements, smoke and vape products too. Since then, I have been working as a Creative Director for multiple health alternative brands and a non-profit organization. My portfolio and life still continues to grow and as Billy Eilish would say "I'm in love with my future, and you don't know her."