Hello, my name is Madia. You probably want to hear about my experience in this industry and my work ethic, but first, here's a little history about myself. I am a 90's baby. I grew up in big mixed family, and moved around a lot as a military brat.
During my elementary and beginning of high school years, I was blessed to spend a lot of my time in dance studios, piano lessons, pageants, band, cheerleading, and church, hoping I would flourish in one of these fields. High school flew by, and I still didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. 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 potentially 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 produced many different projects including posters, interactive calendars, program brochures, marquee/billboard ads, and occasional website design. During this time, 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 interns on projects such as branding, marketing campaigns, and website design as well as organize social media calendars for more than 20 clients.
Early Jan 2018, freelancing inspired to more than the typical projects I do, and got into product packaging for pet products, herbal supplements, smoke and vape products too. Since then, I have been working as a Creative Director for multiple 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."