Hi there! I’m Maria, the owner, artist, order shipper, product photographer & everything else behind Designed By M.E. Stationery. 

I live in NJ, just outside of Philadelphia, with my husband and our rescue dog, Stella. Besides being a wife and dog mom, I love to read, letter, draw, paint, watch Schitt's Creek, go to concerts (pre-COVID), drink coffee in the AM and wine in the PM.

When I opened Designed By M.E. Stationery in 2008 I made wedding invitations and day of stationery with graphics and fonts that I paid other artists licenses to use.  In 2017 I started learning and loving hand lettering and modern calligraphy. I started drawing more and incorporating my own artwork and lettering into my products. I thoroughly enjoy the results of my practice, which is making people smile.

Currently, I aim to spread joy through my artwork in forms of stickers, SVG’s and assorted gifts. Everything in my shop is 100% hand drawn, painted and lettered by me so you’ll never find designs exactly like mine anywhere!

Most of the time you can find me on my iPad with my Apple Pencil in hand drawing and lettering with my sidekick, Stella, by my side. 

Let’s be friends! Follow me on Instagram,  Tik Tok & Pinterest!