Hybrid Visual Artist Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, MA, MFA

Multidisciplinary artist.
Illustrator.
Creative director.

After years of creative strategy and graphic design

… for all kinds of brands, projects, and industries, I’m now on the hunt for hybrid design endeavors that blend the best of analog and digital design to heighten visual storytelling, underscore an idea, or revitalize a message.

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A brief background

A broad overview of my background and expertise is listed below. Please do contact me with any questions or for more information.

Digital Design

_ Adobe Illustrator
_ Adobe InDesign
_ Adobe Photoshop
_ Adobe Fresco
_ Adobe Dimension

Mixed Media
  • Acrylic & oil
  • Gouache & watercolor
  • Charcoal & inks
  • Oil pastels & colored pencils
  • Collage & paper arts
  • Textiles & printmaking
Writing, too
  • Creative writing
  • Copywriting
  • Newsletters
  • Social media
  • Sometimes, even a haiku
Illustration, MFA
More education
  • Business/Marketing, BS
    Strayer University, 2015
  • Media Psychology, MA
    Fielding Graduate University, 2017
  • Media Psychology, PhD
    Fielding Graduate University (graduating 2022)
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My latest writings

Mixed media portrait illustration in progress
The Lessons (and Childhood Memories) This Mixed Media Portrait Inspired

This mixed media portrait painting was created through experimentation, trial, and error ….

Painting with brushes versus painting with computer digital brushes
Painting With Real Brushes (Instead of Digital Ones)

Digital painting with digital brushes is *wonderful.* Other adjectives that come to mind i…

Welcome to my illustration and mixed media blog, by visual artist Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, MA, MFA
Artistic Escapades: Thoughts on Choosing an Art Path

These recent reflections reveal thoughts and feelings about choosing an art path for mysel…

Hybrid Visual Artist Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

MRM Illustration Studio | 331 W. Colonial Highway, Hamilton, VA 20158 | mrm.illustration.studio@gmail.com