Welcome to ZenDezignz!
ZenDezignz is owned & operated by yours truly, Maura Desimone.
I’m a Solopreneur, just like a lot of you are. I enjoy independence, creating positive change and making the world just a little bit better. I volunteer for a few non-profits I’m passionate about – helping women build businesses, building community through art and supporting kindness campaigns.
“Thoughts Become Things,” is my mantra.
ZenDezignz is about creating real products from real ideas. The yin – yang symbol I use as my logo image represents the balance between light & dark, positive & negative, masculine & feminine, ideas & realities, analytics & visuals, straight lines & circles. It’s all about creating balance within ourselves, our businesses and how we communicate with the world.
My superpower is ESP – that’s Extra Sensory Perception.
My grandmother called it “fey” – she had a similar gift. I’m working on embracing it, since it’s something in my Irish Catholic upbringing that was never full celebrated. You know how they are, with that ‘let’s not talk about it and it will just go away’ mindset.
Since those days are long gone, I’m living in moment and ‘feeling’ my way to a better way of being. Let’s just say I have the ability to connect with people using more senses than the average joe. When people talk about their business, I see pictures & colors. It’s part of what makes my process so unique. I’ve had clients tell me: “That image is just what I had a dream about” and, “You must’ve connected to that image in my mind.” I’m not exactly sure how it works, I just know it does.
My artistic gifts are the foundation of my business.
The nuns in Catholic school frowned on creative self expression, so of course I’ve built my career around that (Thanks mom for the rebellious genes, they’ve served me well.) I have a passion for helping others – with my parents having careers in social work and nursing. My ancestors were farmers & entrepreneurs so I’m wired for being a nurturing free spirit with business drive. As soon as I found out in high school that commercial art was an actual profession, I knew it was what I was going to do – and I’ve done it my whole life.
But I’m not just your average woo-woo artist.
I also happen to LOVE technology. In my education at the Art Institute of Seattle, the desktop design class I took was an independent study (No teachers yet). So I taught myself. My first job out of art school was working for Aldus on the very first 4-color separation software program that we now use in the Adobe Creative Suite. Over the years, my inner technophile has encouraged me to keep up with all the latest design tools, allowing me better serve my clients.