Hi, I'm Rhianna!
Graphic designer, artist, avid crochet/knitter, mama and a Pinterest-addicted craftinista. I'm a lover of yarn, paper and whimsical designs.
From outdoor power equipment to luxury resorts, I've designed for some amazing corporate companies. Fifteen years of agency and freelance experience has made me into an award-winning, dynamic, powerhouse designer. Now that it's just me, I am focusing on start-ups, small-businesses and non-profits who need superior design without the big house agency price tag.
After working in the 9-5 agency life, I realized I wanted to spend more time with my family. I mean, who doesn't? I was so busy working that I was unable to have time with my youngest son. Missing out on school field trips and not able to volunteer as a class mom was a real bummer! Also, I was getting tired of being under constant demand of last-minute deadlines and production that agencies require to meet fast turn-arounds; I quickly approached designer's burn-out. I knew I needed to do something different that fed my soul.
Freelancing has always been part of my design life. I learned that I loved working intimately with my clients and bringing their business and brand dreams to life. Once upon a time, I had a successful Etsy shop designing personalized invitations and then moved into designing custom apparel. The last few years have been the most rewarding for me designing for small businesses and non-profits by giving them professional and polished assets to showcase their new and growing businesses. Being part of other's successes and helping others has always been a driving force for me, which is why I started Maitri Design Co.
What is Maitri?
Maitri (मैत्री) - say it: MY TREE - is a Sanskrit word for "loving-kindness"
and also translated as unconditional friendship for oneself and others
I want you to know that I care about your project in its entirety, from your initial concept to where you want to go with it and beyond. I love design and what can be achieved with thoughtful collaboration. Your thoughts fuel my desire to bring to your ideas to life. If you are looking for a brand refresh, business collaterals, templates, social media, websites and all the other marketing material that can elevate your business and engage your target market, we will accomplish that together! You want your business to look enticing, polished, professional and I want to make sure you get that image. I believe that all things should be shown consideration and compassion in order to transcend our human expectations, which is why everything I do is in "loving-kindness".