Maria is originally Armenian, born in Montreal, and raised in Beirut. She started university as a pharmacy student only later to realize that her love for art could not fade away, so she transferred to graphic design. After two years in the program, she had to move back to Montreal, where she joined the Design program at Concordia University. Maria is a graphic designer who has a special interest in cultural, social, and political issues. She is inspired by observing the unknown, such as new cultures and random people around her, wherever she is. With this in mind, she believes travelling and observing new cultures can feed her soul and her practices in art and design.