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, Art & Graphic Design Services

About MRM Illustration

A hybrid design studio

MRM Illustration: brand art, digital design, and custom illustration services in Hamilton, VirginiaMy name is Mayra Ruiz-McPherson and I launched MRM Illustration, a hybrid design studio in 2019, to combine a 20+ year interactive design career with classical art methods to beautifully render visuals for any occasion.

Let’s design together!

I’m open to creative collaborations and freelance design opportunities with ad agencies, graphic design firms, creative marketplaces, and art licensors where my unique perspective, design flair, and illustration expertise adds a welcome aesthetic to a product line or catalog. Small and local business collaborations are also welcome.

My custom artwork, illustration, and graphic design services combine digital tools and traditional methods to engineer tailored imagery to draw one in, inspire ideas, and evoke emotion.

Surface Design

Visual themes and surface patterns for textiles, accessories, furnishings, home fashions, and more.


Themed illustrations and tailored art for apparel, accessories, and home decor

Stationary Design

Handcrafted designs for a multitude of printed stationary and other paper-based products

Hand Lettering

Exquisitely display key messaging with handcrafted typography

Graphic Design

Brand advertising and promotional marketing designs for your commercial needs

Let’s begin our creative collaboration.

Please send an email to to say hello and to get an inspired conversation started!