Welcome to Maria Galante's design, typography, handlettering, bookmaking, photography, and creativity!

Design professional with extensive industry experience and knowledge of educating students.



Graphic Design Original concepts are presented to appeal to a targeted audience while visually communicating a specific message. Using a creative brief, brainstorming techniques, and research help to begin the process to sketch out ideas.

Typography and Calligraphy Using shape, form and letters, original type is created. Hand-lettering using traditional Brause pen nibs and a variety of instruments to create original, crafted pieces.

Bookmaking and Visual Art Traditional, pop-up and conceptual books unite design and engineering. Pastel drawing, charcoal and printmaking are other forms of my art making .

Photography Composition techniques are blended with advanced Photoshop approaches to create unique images. Conceptual, portrait, narrative and product photography are created digitally using traditional photographic principles.


I teach visual communications to college students while freelancing design to clients and volunteer design to worthy organizations. Students are introduced to graphic design as a form of visual communication through the use of type, image, form and color while using Adobe Creative Cloud products.

Visual Communication 100%
Creative Problem Solving 90%
pedagogy 85%
Adobe Creative Cloud 90%
User Experience and User Interface 80%
freelance 75%


I freelance, in addition to teaching, designing logos, interactive media and printed materials. I have many years of full-time experience as an art director and senior graphic designer working in the Internet and financial services industries.


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Maria Galante

creator, designer, educator, calligrapher