Maria Santamaria – Graphic Design/Social Media Marketing

Hi, I’m Maria Santamaria, I’m into graphic design is because I’ve always been creative in a lot of different ways and I find that graphic design is an amazing profession that allows people to be creative. If you ever want to know more about me honestly the best way to do it is just to ask, I’m pretty much an open book & I’m super sociable. 

My main goal for working full-time during the stage is to really dive deep into discovering my “style” as a designer. Working with new people and new companies brings new opportunities and chances to learn new things! 

My dream stage placement would be a company that has a strong social media presence. After graphic and web design I’m considering going into social media marketing. As of right now, I would definitely say social media, in general, is a major passion for me and the growth of my personal account is a hobby for me as well. 

Since I’ve started GWD at John Abbott I’ve had a few chances to work with some start-up companies as a junior graphic designer and both experiences have taught me a lot! Both of the companies I’ve worked for mainly use Instagram as their marketing and both companies have grown a significant amount. I cant wait to see what I will learn at my new stage. 

In the future I see myself working for my own company of social media marketing for start-up companies. I would love to work for a clothing company because like my Instagram, this is one of my passions. I love anything fashion-related. 

I think one of my biggest strengths is that with my knowledge of social media marketing and my past experience working for start-up clothing companies, I know how important it is to establish the tone of voice for a brand. Using the right information and content creation has a specific tone of voice can really make or break a companies presence. As an employee, I am someone who is extremely approachable and easy to talk to, I’m extremely adaptable & I’m always eager to learn new things and to enhance my knowledge about graphic design. 

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