Mariana Pelaez / Graphic Designer

about

Hi I'm Mariana Pelaez!

I am a graphic designer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently, I am working full-time as an in-house designer for the University of Minnesota Libraries and part-time as a freelancer on various projects. I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities College of Design in the spring of 2016 with a major in Graphic Design and minor in Mass Communications. Still learning some of the basics of post-grad life but I am looking forward to everything the design world has to offer me. 

My passion for design began at age 12 with my introduction to Myspace where I enjoyed creating layouts and editing photos and videos in my spare time.

Throughout my college career I put on many different hats as a designer, ranging from creating informational graphics at the Minnesota Daily to designing promotional materials for the University's Student Unions & Activities. In post-grad life, I have worked on various projects aside from my full-time gig, including designing posters for First Avenue & 7th St Entry and curating Spotify playlists along with designing playlist cover art for The Riveter Magazine. Through my experiences, I have found that my favorite branches of graphic design lie in the promotional and editorial realms.

When I am not designing, you will either find me dancing like a fool at a concert, spending way too much money at a record store or eating a variety of cheesy snacks while binge watching TV (currently watching Seinfeld).