Hi, I'm Maya! I am a versatile artist, illustrator and graphic designer. I have always had a passion for visual arts and a desire to channel this into something meaningful. I believe that there is great value in the ability to communicate ideas visually through image and text. I am fascinated by mixed-media art, in particular the combination of collage and painting techniques used together, and using art as a platform for promoting and raising awareness about social and political issues. I have an aptitude for developing unique concepts and thinking outside of the box. I also enjoy the process of generating ideas in conversation with clients. My previous experience is mostly as a freelance artist/graphic designer. From this, I have developed excellent organisational skills – I am able to meet deadlines and prioritise and work on multiple briefs at once. I have also self-taught a lot of my skillset and I am able to learn and pick things up quickly. I have experience using both digital software and traditional mediums. I am confident with Adobe Suite – I am proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, and have a basic understanding of Premier Pro, After Effects and Animate. Please check out my Instagram (@mayasako_) or DM me for my full portfolio!
- Collective ElementsI created two logos and mock-up for an event poster for Collective Elements (a creative collective focused on music events). For the first logo, I used Adobe Illustrator to create a row of triangles that represent the four elements (water, air, earth and fire). For the second logo, I placed the letters within a square to mimic an element as it would appear on the periodic table. For the poster, I used Adobe Illustrator to create a set of stairs with doors to represent the theme of the event (whi
- Poster Design for Dial ToneI designed and created an event poster using Adobe Photoshop for Dial Tone (a creative collective focused on music). The event was called "No Signal". I wanted the poster to reflect their brand aesthetic – retro/old-school yet futuristic – so I used a mix of traditional collaging methods in conjunction with digital techniques. I think my own art style also shone through in this poster.
- Artificial Intelligence & English Law Logo DesignI designed this Logo for The University of Oxford's Artificial Intelligence and English Law project. For brand consistency and clarity, I used the Oxford blue (and white) in keeping with the University's principal logo. Similarly, I kept the logo square so that they would appear uniform when presented alongside one another. For the image, I used motherboard circuit connections to depict a figure holding the scales of justice.
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Graphic DesignerCollective Elements
London, United KingdomFreelance
As a graphic designer for Collective Elements, I have created their logos and continue to create posters for their upcoming music events.
Assistant Art TutorCore Arts
London, United KingdomInternship
I am an assistant art tutor at Core Arts – a social enterprise that provides services to adults struggling with mental health in Homerton, London. The students are encouraged to use a wide range of mediums including collage and paints.
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- Graphic Design
- Logo Design
- Poster Design
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Indesign
- Adobe Muse
- Layout Design