MRM Illustration by visual artist Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

Creative Strategist, Visual Artist, and Illustrator Mayra Ruiz-McPherson brings 25 years of seasoned, hybrid design experience to creative projects.

In between freelance, art licensing, and publishing projects, Mayra’s working toward completing her MFA in Illustration with the Academy of Art University.

Mayra also holds a second masters in Media Psychology and is founder of her own practice, ruiz mcpherson | media.

Illustration, graphic design, and visual art & for brands & products

MRM Illustration is a small design studio offering visual art, graphic design, and illustration services located in Western Loudoun (Northern Virginia) — approximately 90 minutes west of Washington D.C. Custom design services include brand artwork, traditional art, vector design, and illustration.

All artwork on this portfolio and content on this website is legally protected by U.S. & International copyright laws.
Under no circumstance is it permitted for you to use my artwork for commercial purposes without first obtaining proper and prior permission from me or my legal advisers.

Artistic tidbits you should know

Digital & traditional mediums

Even though I have 25 years of advertising, interactive, and UX design experience, introducing traditional art mediums into my digital design work is fairly recent.

Why this matters

Handcrafted drawing style

My drawing and illustration style has an organic feel to it; its slight imperfections often work in my favor, adding a lovely human touch to my work.

My Drawing Style

Other design samples

My advertising, content design, and user experience work isn’t included in the portfolio above.

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Multidisciplinary
Visual Artist

From advertising design to digital interfaces, traditional art, and more, I bring 25 years of seasoned creative experience to every project.

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Once Upon A Barn:
My Studio

My art and design studio, based in Hamilton, Virginia, is where my creative ideas are brought to life.

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