Self-portrait in Grand Central 



Maria art directs and designs brand collateral—from logos and business cards to brochures and advertising. She has created invitations, flyers, catalogs, large scale posters, and other print projects to meet the needs of a variety of clients from children’s librarians and freelance copywriters to Fortune 500 companies. Her digital design portfolio includes e-mail blasts, web banners, animated gifs, info graphics, and PowerPoint presentations, She is adept at juggling multiple projects, both large and small, while adhering to tight deadlines.

Maria is a former staff art director for McGraw Hill and has an extensive background in publishing and print production. She is a confident advisor in planning as well as cover to cover layout/production of books. 

A passionate photographer, Maria incorporates her unique perspective into her designs as well as her creative photography.

Maria Scharf Design is located in Westchester County, NY, just outside of New York City.

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Clients include: McGraw-Hill; Oxford University Press; John Wiley and Sons; Demos Medical Publishers; Mid-Hudson Library System; Wendy Tittel Design; EB Brands;
Hames Design; National Jeweler Network/The Nielsen Company; LB Graphix; Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery; Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition;

Maid Brigade; Schechtman Orthodontics; Just Travelin'; Hope Mazzola Realtor; Candid Worldwide: "Culinary Bad Boy" Chef Chris Nirschel; and many others.