Introduction to calligraphy including the following scripts: Roman Capitals, Neuland, Carolingian, Fraktur, Italic and Copperplate.
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 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.
Advanced CAD Teacher for fashion designers.
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.
Senior Graphic Designer working on logo design, corporate identity, stationery design, flyer and poster design.
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.
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.
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
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I am a full-time freelance designer passionate about illustration and letterforms. Originally from Catalonia, I moved to Australia in 2006, where I currently reside.
In 2011 I studied a Postgraduate Course in Advanced Typography in Barcelona, and in 2012 a Typeface Design Condensed Program at Cooper Union in New York City.
I specialise in logos, corporate identities, typography, lettering, calligraphy, textile design and illustration.
Nowadays, I split my time between Melbourne and Barcelona working on custom lettering projects, illustration commissions, textile design and calligraphic personal development. I currently teach calligraphy workshops in Australia.
I am a proud member of the Typism community, AGDA, TDC, Alphabettes and YesEqual.
I am a fun, passionate, perfectionist and positive human being. My personal and professional values are quality work, communication, collaboration, transparency, respect and trust.
I am an advocate of change, human rights, gender equality, green sustainability, ethical banking and LGBT+ supporter.
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