Maria is the Creative Director of Shepherd Design Group
(A.K.A. Show Dog)
Maria has held these strategic marketing positions in fortune 500 companies for businesses in the U.S. and abroad: Global Marketing Director, Vice President of Marketing, Senior Graphic Designer and Experiential Lead. These diverse roles in addition to her formal training and work experience in fine arts, graphic design, advertising and marketing has given her a strong portfolio of achievements by which to add immediate value to all of her clients.
Maria began her education at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL and layered Web design, SEO and Digital Marketing onto her palette of design skills. Maria has designed for numerous industries: Veteran-based nonprofits for Service Dogs; Financial; Technology; Credit Cards; Medical; Retail; Restaurants; Beauty; Breweries; Nonprofit; Health Insurance and Dental. Maria refined her artistry with branding and advertising strategies. Her subsequent training in Pragmatic Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media and Experiential Marketing brings her marketing expertise full circle.
Maria’s balanced approach to the look, strategy and creativity she produces for her clients, result in viable solutions, profits, industry recognition and satisfied clients.
When not hard at work for you, Maria finds herself volunteering for the Jacksonville Humane Society, getting walked by her grand-pup, Barley and rescuing feral cats. She is also a proud, single parent to her son, Garrett, who is a graduate of Bishop Kenny High School and an employee of Mayo Clinic.