By Maria Bee
Design and Illustration Portfolio

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about me:

I pride myself on being a thoughtful, well-rounded communicator who balances creativity and strategic thinking to build beautiful things that solve problems and make people smile.

I’m a maker and always have been—whether with pixels, pencil, paper, ink, or fabric. As a designer, I’m lucky to spend my days creating inspiring brands, quirky illustrations, and playful patterns & products. I’m passionate about crafting meaningful work, collaborating with curious people, and being fearlessly authentic.

More things that make my eyes light up: flea markets, folk tales, social justice work, learning new things, secondhand bookshops, sweets, mid-century modern style, mac & cheese, color (any of them, all of them), sewing, telling stories, and The Twilight Zone.

Born and raised on a farm in Ohio, I’m now living and working in the beautiful city of San Francisco. And yes, Bee is my real last name…I’m leaning into it.

My resume
LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest

Photo by Adriana Oyarzun

select clients & partners:

San Franciso Foundation
Illumination / Universal
PLAE Shoes
Brahmin Handbags
Caribou Coffee


Under Consideration: Brand New
Uppercase Magazine
Neil Gaiman’s Calendar of Tales, sponsored by Blackberry

let’s make something cool together:

I’m always on the lookout for interesting new projects, collaborators, and creative friends. Reach out at or via the form below.

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