How I got here.
Just like you, my story is full of excitement, challenges and serendipity.
Before Photoshop, there were #2 pencils and markers
The first thing I ever designed was a Thanksgiving flyer for school in 1988.
It’s uh me, Mario!
In 1992 Mario Paint came out and I started making my first digital artwork.
The life: Graffiti, QuarkXpress, Photoshop, and Programming
In high school I spent my time lettering graffiti and in my junior year my family got its first Macintosh.
West coast To east coast
In college I learned to combine my drawing and computer skills, while studying design and fine art in Los Angeles and New York.
My first design gig was as a freelance web and graphic designer, which is where I learned how to collaborate with clients.
Shrink-wrapping my skills together
In 2004 I joined the startup Home and Living where I wore a few hats—from being a designer to customer service manager.
One World. Every child.
In 2005 I joined a startup non profit called Spirituality for Kids where I brought my many hats to help grow the organization in NYC.
In 2011 I joined Weight Watchers creative team in NYC to work on making their websites accessible. And in 2014, I transitioned into the role of lead ux designer, focusing on the marketing website.
Challenging the Healthcare Industry
In 2015 I went full-time on my startup Medi.Me. Once again back to wearing a lot of hats but unfortunately this time with little success.
Freedom Over Full-time
In 2016 I decided I didn't want to return to a full-time role and opted to go back to my roots as a freelance designer.
Your friendly full-stack designer collaborating with people like you to create accessible (a11y) digital experiences—because everyone deserves equal access.
PersonalHeart Humanity : A project created to share love and empathy with others. United Human Network: A place I created to share my personal daily lessons with others. Blendsday: A colorful weekly photo series where people blend into their surroundings for fun Aria-Live : A place I share my thoughts, resources and tools on digital accesibilty. French Kiss.es : A place to create social experiments to delight and enlighten people. The Divine Styles : Home to some of my graffiti sketches. Flea Designs : Home to my second design portfolio.
Purina & Mashable: Tails and Rails
Photo Hack Day 2
At&t Mobile Dev Hackathon
XO Group Hackathon
Hackers 4 Good: Hackers for Literacy