María was born in Colombia and grew up feeding her imagination with stories and landscapes that she treasured in her drawings.
In 2015 she received a Master of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Academy of Art University, in San Francisco,CA. and since then she´s been carving her path towards a successful career by working as a freelance illustrator with clients that include Starbucks, Twitter, The Flavour Nation Dubai, and non-profit organizations such as The Pan American Development Foundation –PADF/FUPAD and HOPE- Hispanas Organized for Political Equality.
As an entrepreneur, she created and has been developing a brand for baby/toddler apparel [TWIBBLES] where she wants to inspire curiosity and creativity in children from the very beginning.
She also works full time, as a visual coordinator, on the visual merchandising team at Pottery Barn Teen, from Williams Sonoma.
Maria currently resides in California, with her Illustrator husband and the main character of her illustrations, her son.