Maria began her design career early by sketching designs for her father’s embroidery business. She went on to study art and design at New Jersey City University and textile design at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. As a freelance designer she has created designs and graphics for many infant and children’s apparel companies. Most recently she was stylist for a large children’s product company in New York. Maria’s interests extend to all forms of art including water color painting, house portraits and Coastal art.