Maria was born in Delft, The Netherlands. She studied Social Psychology in Utrecht and conducted her PhD research in Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. Although she liked doing research, she decided to follow her heart and start her own illustration and design studio: Little Vanilla.
For Little Vanilla, Maria started making custom designs for birth announcements and wedding invitations, as well as illustrations for greeting cards and posters, and preparing surface pattern designs for licensing. She would love to see her designs on products for babies and children, such as nursery wallpaper, bedding, clothes and toys, but also stationary, fabric and all sorts of home décor products for adults. With her illustrations and designs, Maria hopes to make people’s daily lives happier and prettier – just as it does for her.
Maria is happy to discuss commissions for custom designs and any freelance or licensing opportunities. Feel free to contact her through email@example.com.
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