Maria is an esteemed and celebrated independent web developer based in New York City. Her design and development work show tremendous passion and insight, which she brings to all of her clients and projects with love, professionalism, and an esteemed work ethic admired by all who partner with Maria.
Her extensive career has spanned both corporate and freelance positions, working both front-end designs and back-end technologies for leading media and communications companies, often taking on the position as in-house resident expert. In a recent role as a corporate application developer, she built and launched an in-house desktop Chrome application, a 4-star graded extension, proving the latest news to over 45,000 users.
Maria now leads MCL Interactive, an independent design and development firm based in New York City. She prides herself on providing creative and functional web solutions for savvy entrepreneurs. Always eager to learn and adapt emerging technologies, Maria will bring any vision to life.
Maria graduated with a BS in Computer Information Systems from Mercy College in 2007 and obtained a Certification in Web Development from New York University in 2006. She regularly educates herself on the newest technologies to keep up with the latest trends and tools in web development and design.
Interactivity Is Key To Professional Development.
Early in her career, Maria worked in corporate finance, translating large-scale executive projects into spreadsheets and graphical representations to measure departmental performance, identify trends, and predict future values. Executives want quick and accurate results. This experience taught her the values of understanding the vision being presented and turning it into the desired results.
After obtaining her Computer Information Systems degree and Web Development certification, Maria went on to work in several corporate environments where she built an impressive technical portfolio.
My Business Is Special. Is It Unique?
Maria’s passion shines through her work, wherever she is. One day, while working in-house for a media company, the department manager decided to give the same assignment to both Maria and a co-worker: Translate a static .psd file into a live web page. Maria and her colleague both published the project on their respective websites. Surprised, their manager asked: “Why do these same projects look so different?” The department editor said to the manager, “Because Maria does it with LOVE!”
This is the core value of all Maria’s work. Love.
DESIGNER / COPYWRITER
With almost 20 years’ experience as a graphic designer, writer, and creative director, Alison works with an array of clients to devise written and visual solutions to all creative challenges. Alison began her career in the marketing and advertising departments of Pearson Education in New York City. She subsequently worked as Promotions Manager for InvestmentNews at Crain Communications. In 2009, she established a freelance creative business, helping clients realize their written and visual communication goals, by carefully blending art and science with expressive intention. She is thrilled to be working with MCL Interactive as a project-based copywriter and designer. Alison holds a BA in English and Economics from the University of Notre Dame, along with a Certification in Graphic & Digital Design from Parsons School of Design.