Maria Loor is an LA based, ecuadorian multidisciplinary  designer and illustrator.
Her career spans from art to design and education.  She started in advertising at JWT- Norlop Ecuador,
graduated from RISD with honors, worked in New York with Roger van den Bergh ( today onomadesign),
founded her creative boutique marialoordg and lead the Graphic Design department at Universidad 
Casa Grande in Ecuador.  She traveled extensively and lived in Buenos Aires and London where
she had the opportunity to exhibit her paintings.
Today she runs her creative studio from her home in Los Angeles or wherever her love, clients and projects take her.
Her latest creative adventure is co-founding QuindeLove , a creative space to give back.
When she is not designing or illustrating...
she is drawing or painting .....  or working in her garden in LA :)
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Publications, Honors & Recognitions
Maria's graphic design and fine arts  work has been exhibited, awarded and featured by different Institutions and publications around the world. She has written design articles and has served as judge in different design competitions. Below are some of her most recent and significant recognitions.
Her illustration and design work has been published by TASCHEN and Trama, the RISD Catalogue as well as the cover for the online directory of the RISD portfolios by Behance.  
Her work has been awarded in South America as well as the AIGA Miami chapter.
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Aiga Miami Chapter 
Logo "Ecopartner", 2008
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Award - II Ecuadorian Design Biennale, Brochure category, 2000 Ecuador 
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“Best Ecuadorian Logos” First Prize and Honor Mention 1999, Ecuador
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Featured in RISD Books. 1994, Providence RI
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Bo Bernstein Award. Best Degree Project,
Rhode Island School of Design Providence, Rhode Island, 1994
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"Cóndor de Oro" Advertising Award. Best Campaign for magazine and Best Poster, Advertising agencies of Ecuador. Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1991
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Best Illustration Award, “El Comercio” Newspaper.  Quito,Ecuador, 1990

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Featured in 
"Latin American Graphic Design" 
by TASCHEN


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Featured in "Logos" by TASCHEN.
AIGA Miami award for logo design.
"Ecopartner Logo" (as Art Director at Original Impressions) which was featured
in the logo book by TASCHEN.
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Featured in 
"Latin American Graphic Design" 
by TRAMA
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Interviews & Featuring
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WanderMag
I was invited to participate in the 3rd issue of Wandermag for Earth Day Celebration. 29 women from all ages from seven countries illustrated and created stunning art to celebrate and say thank you to Mother Earth.  
The illustration spread I created represents that we are one and we are all connected. 
Follow this link to check out the entire issue wandermag.design and all the amazing art. @wandermag started as a lockdown project featuring artist from all over the world to express and inspire through art.
Cover art by the super talented Isabel Espanol www.isabelespanol.com
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You can find her work in WomenWhoDraw
Women Who Draw is an open directory of female* professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists. It was created by two women artists in an effort to increase the visibility of female illustrators, emphasizing female illustrators of color, LBTQ+, and other minority groups of female illustrators.

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Her work is also in  TheyDrawandCook. 
They Draw & Cook (TDAC) was founded in 2010 and is the internet's largest collection of illustrated recipes created by artists from around the world.
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VoyageLA
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Awards
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AIGA

People's Choice Award at Centennial Celebration.
Miami, 2015


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