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.

Creative Coaching

Connect with your creative brilliance.
Cultivate your vision. Uplift your expression.
Unlock & unleash your creative self
Get Inspired

Nourish your creativity with a steady stream of inspiration to stay fresh and keep your artistic output relevant. We’ll look at sources of innovation across a wide spectrum to compel your creative action and ignite your artistic juices.

Become Empowered

Stop talking yourself out of creative pursuits, suppressing artistic instincts, or feeling hindered by detracting voices. Learn to overcome such challenges, press forward, and creatively persevere.

Feel Encouraged

Enjoy ongoing, seasoned support from a fellow Creative who understands your goals, can help architect your vision, and mentor you through your aspirations.

Not just for Creatives.
Beginners and non-artists encouraged and welcome.
Here are the options
1:1 Coaching (Remote)

Personalized 30- or 60-minute sessions available and can focus on tackling a single issue or collaborating on an ongoing basis. Sessions are scheduled and flexibly offered via video, phone, email, or chat.

Private Tutoring

Digital art, graphic design, art instruction, and other design-focused topics. Three-session minimum. In-person sessions may be possible if you're in the Washington DC / Northern Virginia area (Loudoun County region preferred).

Groups, Too

I welcome the opportunity to support small teams or larger groups. Please be sure to specify your unique needs as you apply for consideration.

Free Consultation

On the fence or want to learn more? Let's hash it out together via a FREE 30-minute consultation. Scroll below to get started.

Let's do this.
Enjoy 20% off your first session.
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