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Rarebird Swimwear
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40
2
Bloody Maria

Bloody Maria
Illustration

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110
3
Nine - Skateboard Design

Nine - Skateboard Design
Art

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8
0
Textile Design Collaboration

Textile Design Collaboration
Textile Design

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87
0
The Shit Series (Part VII)

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Graphic Design

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7
0
Mr Peel Mural

Mr Peel Mural
Illustration

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32
1
The Shit Series (Part VI)

The Shit Series (Part VI)
Graphic Design

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12
0
Green Fairy

Green Fairy
Other Talent

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20
2
The Richardson Family

The Richardson Family
Other Talent

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67
7
LOVE

LOVE
Arts

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21
0
The Shit Series

The Shit Series
Other Talent

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109
3
Thank You

Thank You
Illustration

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94
6
Coffee Plant Pattern

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Textile Design

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54
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Absinthe. La Fée Verte.
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25
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Señorita Margarita
Illustration

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30
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Ciao Negroni!

Ciao Negroni!
Illustration

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15
0
Mojito. Pasión Cubana.

Mojito. Pasión Cubana.
Illustration

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19
0
Letterpress Collaboration

Letterpress Collaboration
Other Talent

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26
0
Piña Margarita Pattern

Piña Margarita Pattern
Textile Design

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18
0
Strawberry Mojito Pattern

Strawberry Mojito Pattern
Textile Design

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26
0
All Passion

All Passion
Illustration

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14
0
The Stimulant

The Stimulant
Illustration

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14
1
VSM #07

VSM #07
Illustration

🌄 7
31
1
Botanical Lotus Print

Botanical Lotus Print
Textile Design

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21
0
Breaking The Ice

Breaking The Ice
Exhibition Design

🌄 8
17
0
Calligraphic Exercises 2015

Calligraphic Exercises 2015
Other Talent

🌄 14
22
1
Tropical Forest

Tropical Forest
Textile Design

🌄 17
46
0
Birds Print

Birds Print
Textile Design

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54
5
Bubble Print

Bubble Print
Textile Design

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68
1
Ippon Print

Ippon Print
Textile Design

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33
0
Ethnic Design

Ethnic Design
Textile Design

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32
0
Vector Floral Patterns

Vector Floral Patterns
Textile Design

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31
0
CATC Collaborative Mural

CATC Collaborative Mural
Illustration

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25
1
Marimurtra Limited Edition Scarf

Marimurtra Limited Edition Scarf
Textile Design

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60
2
Gin Tonic, A Love Story

Gin Tonic, A Love Story
Illustration

🌄 14
26
0
Botanical Scarf

Botanical Scarf
Textile Design

🌄 10
51
3
Fraktur Calligraphy

Fraktur Calligraphy
Creative & Art Direction

🌄 11
55
0
We Cannot Not Change

We Cannot Not Change
Graphic Design

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137
4
Choose 'Cambio'

Choose 'Cambio'
Other Talent

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20
2
La Lió Scarf

La Lió Scarf
Textile Design

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37
3
Our First Six

Our First Six
Illustration

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157
8
Rococo Vector Pattern Design

Rococo Vector Pattern Design
Textile Design

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84
1
MarchTwentyTwo Website

MarchTwentyTwo Website
Website & Digital Design

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31
1
My Backyard

My Backyard
Textile Design

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161
2
Rotson Studios

Rotson Studios
Graphic Design

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115
0
Marimurtra

Marimurtra
Illustration

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78
2
17.05.2014 Commission

17.05.2014 Commission
Illustration

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66
5
Liquid Watercolour Print

Liquid Watercolour Print
Textile Design

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52
1
Tropical Forest Surface Pattern

Tropical Forest Surface Pattern
Textile Design

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234
2
Geometric Flocked Scarf

Geometric Flocked Scarf
Textile Design

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23
2
New Zebra Scarf

New Zebra Scarf
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41
2
Digital Effect Scarf

Digital Effect Scarf
Textile Design

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270
2
Ethnic Animal Print

Ethnic Animal Print
Textile Design

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34
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Lettering Embroidery

Lettering Embroidery
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35
0
Animal Waterfall Scarf

Animal Waterfall Scarf
Textile Design

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27
0
Summer Paisleys Scarf

Summer Paisleys Scarf
Textile Design

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48
1
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Design of the Bay
Textile Design

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27
1
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Succulent Print
Textile Design

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Tribal Print

Tribal Print
Textile Design

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24
1
Spray Print Scarf

Spray Print Scarf
Textile Design

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31
1
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Geometric Print
Textile Design

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30
1
Romantic Paisleys Scarf

Romantic Paisleys Scarf
Textile Design

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39
2
Lotus Forest Print

Lotus Forest Print
Textile Design

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82
2
Geometric Patterns

Geometric Patterns
Textile Design

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45
1
Rosellas Personal Illustration

Rosellas Personal Illustration
Illustration

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25
1
Vector Feather

Vector Feather
Illustration

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234
7
Eagles Illustration

Eagles Illustration
Illustration

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28
0
Half and Half Scarf

Half and Half Scarf
Textile Design

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23
0
Phoographic Leaves Print

Phoographic Leaves Print
Textile Design

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71
2
Lavender Scarf

Lavender Scarf
Textile Design

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47
1
Table Mat Print

Table Mat Print
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50
0
Palms Pencil Drawing

Palms Pencil Drawing
Illustration

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81
1
Pencil Drawing

Pencil Drawing
Illustration

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28
0
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Paisley 112
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26
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Paileys 111

Paileys 111
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40
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Homage to Josep Maria Pujol
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21
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Floral Silk Scarf
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65
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MarchTwentyTwo

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26
0
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24
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23
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Milosz Italic
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35
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The Quiet Ones

The Quiet Ones
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True Organic Blood
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27
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Skills

Art Direction, Art Print, Bedlinen, Calligraphy, Carolingian Script, Celery, Cocktail Art, Concept, Copperplate calligraphy, Cushions , Digital, Digital Art, Drawing, Embroidery, Esign

Employers

  • Freelance Calligraphy Teacher
    Calligraphy Teacher
    2014 - Present

    Introduction to calligraphy including the following scripts: Roman Capitals, Neuland, Carolingian, Fraktur, Italic and Copperplate.

  • MarchTwentyTwo
    Co-founder
    2011 - Present

    MarchTwentyTwo is the collaborative partnership of Laura Piera and Maria Montes, a design studio focused on textile prints.

    We produce high quality textile prints for clients around the world. We design and print mainly on cashmere, wool, silk, cotton, linen, modal and their varied blends. We love what we do and we are truly passionate about our work.

    Apart from our commissioned projects, we also work on a variety of interests and loving crafts that we develop as a side projects.

  • Maria Montes
    Freelance Graphic & Textile Print Designer
    2011 - Present

    Maria Montes is a graphic/textile print designer and a calligraphic aficionada.
    Originally from Spain, she moved to Australia in 2006, where she secured a company who sponsored her as a lead graphic designer for 3 years.

    In 2011 Maria studied a Postgraduate Course in Advanced Typography in Barcelona, and in 2012 a Type Design Condensed Program at Cooper Union in New York.

    In 2011 Maria co-founded a textile and print design studio called “MarchTwentyTwo” in collaboration with fashion designer Laura Piera. The studio is focused on textile prints, designing and manufacturing textiles for clients such as Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Uterqüe and El Corte Ingles.

    Nowadays, Maria splits her time between Melbourne and Barcelona working on textile prints, graphic design, lettering projects and calligraphic personal development.

  • Tractor Design School
    Advanced Typography Teacher
    2015 - 2015

  • Melbourne Fashion Institute
    Part time Advanced CAD Teacher
    2015 - 2015

    Advanced CAD Teacher for fashion designers.

  • ADS
    Senior Graphic Designer
    2007 - 2010

    In September 2006 I landed in Brisbane, and 3 months later I secured a company to sponsor me - as their lead graphic designer. Some of our clients during that time included governmental institutions, such as Queensland Health and Queensland Police. We also worked for non-profit organizations, including the Australian Red Cross. Overall, this job gave me the opportunity of taking projects from beginning to end and assuming all decisions surrounding design, paper quality, production budgets and delivery datelines.

  • Tangram Graphic Studio
    Senior Graphic Desginer
    2006 - 2006

    Senior Graphic Designer working on logo design, corporate identity, stationery design, flyer and poster design.

  • Pixel
    Senior Graphic Designer
    2004 - 2005

    After I finished my Master’s Degree I started a new job as a full time graphic designer. I worked for clients mainly in the sports sector, such as Nike, Vallnord and Intersport. During my time at Pixel I worked with two German designers, an Italian designer, a French designer and my art director was from Argentina. All of them spoke their native languages plus Spanish, Catalan and English. In short, this type of environment made me consider the option of traveling to another country, improving my English and also my portfolio.

  • Josep Baga i Associats
    Junior Graphic Designer
    2000 - 2003

    I spent three years at Josep Baga i Associats, working mainly on editorial design and various marketing pieces (flyers, postcards, posters, pamphlets) for clients in the cultural and entertainment sector. Clients included Icaria Editorial, Espai Brossa Theatre, Macba (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) and CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona).

    We also regularly designed monthly programs for music venues such as Moog, La Boîte, Jamboree, Jazzroom and Tarantos, and designed the yearly program and all signage throughout the building –from small flyers to giant posters on the exterior of the building– for the Liceu Barcelona Opera House.

Education

  • Cooper Union School of Art, New York City
    Typeface Design Condensed Program
    2012 - 2012
  • Eina, School of Art & Design
    Postgraduate Course of Advanced Typography
    2011 - 2011
  • Elisava, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
    MA in User Experience Design (UXD)
    2003 - 2004
  • Eina, School of Art & Design, Barcelona
    BA (Hons) Graphic Design
    1996 - 2000

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Maria Montes
Education Cooper Union School of Art, New York City
Eina, School of Art & Design
Elisava, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Eina, School of Art & Design, Barcelona
Employer Freelance Calligraphy Teacher
Location Melbourne Australia
Website

 

About Maria

I am a designer, letterer, illustrator and a calligraphic aficionada.

In 2011 I studied a Postgraduate Course in Advanced Typography in Barcelona, and in 2012 a Typeface Design Condensed Program at the Cooper Union in New York City.

In 2011 I co-founded a textile and print design studio called MarchTwentyTwo in collaboration with fashion designer Laura Piera.

Nowadays, I split my time between Melbourne and Barcelona working on textile prints, illustration commissions, lettering projects and calligraphic personal development. I am currently teaching calligraphy workshops in Melbourne.

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