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Maria Nicholas

Director of User Experience/Creative Director

New York City

Maria Nicholas is a multidisciplinary user experience director and designer with over two decades of experience building and inspiring teams to produce compelling brand and product design solutions.

Most recently, as Director of User Experience at Moody’s Analytics, Maria led a global team of design, content strategy, research, and front-end development associates while serving as a change agent in the transformation and modernization of the organization’s product design process and culture.

Previously, she was the Executive Director of UX & Digital Product Design at Kaplan Test Prep, where she led the design of complex, multi-faceted digital products for higher education administrators and deans including the company’s first fully-responsive, fully-accessible web application. Before that, as Executive Creative Director, Maria led the expansion and diversification of a best-in-class creative services group producing award-winning digital ecommerce, creative advertising, and brand identity work for Kaplan’s portfolio of businesses over a 15-year span.

A self-professed typography geek, Maria holds undergraduate degrees in communications and graphic design and a Master’s degree in Advertising Design from Syracuse University.

Upcoming:

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

Learn to create a new file, set up master pages, place images, format text, link text boxes, use layers, create print ready files and more.

21
Sat, 21 July 10:00 - 6:00pm EDT

Previously (3):

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

Learn to create a new file, set up master pages, place images, format text, link text boxes, use layers, create print ready files and more.

2 Times

Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

Learn the basics of Photoshop including how to retouch photos, adjust colors, master clone stamp, remove backgrounds, and correct skin imperfections in portraits.

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