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Maria de la Riva

Based in Florida

I am a multidisciplinary designer based nowhere. I've been working remotely and bouncing around the world for the past 2 years. I currently work mostly with online education startups developing and maintaining design courses. However, I do still love flexing my design muscles and take on various kind of design projects.

Freelance Designer

Recent Work

What students say

"Maria was great & definitely the best part about the course. she was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in setting me on the right direction :) "

- Sultana Naimi , Design 101 v1

"Very enthusiastic! She loves to tell about her own experiences in the field which is awesome! She talks outside the scope of the exercises and likes talking general UX talk. Overall a great mentor, who really helpt me understand all the parts of the course where I struggled with. "

- Linus Horemans, UX Research & Strategy

"Maria is a true asset to Designlab! She is patient, friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable about her profession and the topics covered. I was honored to have the opportunity to work with her."

- Matthew Duda, Design 101 v1

"Always showed dynamism, always answered my questions."

- Patrick Langlois, UX Research & Strategy

Past Students

Jing Zhang

Brooklyn, New York

Kateryna Khriapak

Brooklyn, NY

Emily Ingebricson




Juan Salmeron

Brighton, Ma

Dorothy Adu

Buford, GA

Amber Osborne

Washington, DC

Benita Lee

Millbrae, CA

Grace Montgomery


Laura Cody

Boston, MA

Maythana Paquete

Columbia, MD

Meghedi Fereidooni

Glendale, Ca

Felipe Topanotti Dos Santos

Daly city, California

Rachel Lam

Palo Alto, CA

Peter Larsen

San Rafael, Ca.

Josh Schwartz

San Francisco, CA

Laura Summers

Astoria, NY

Morgan Bonham

Franklin, Tennessee

Rebecca Park

Minnetonka, Minnesota(MN)

Angel Benedetti

Sarasota, FL

Rachel Lam

Palo Alto, CA

Lilby Dezin

Wauwatosa, WI



Christin Chi

San Francisco, CA

Jess Matsumoto

Washington, DC

Luke Delalio

Valley Stream, NY

Kevin Chung

Springfield, VA

Andre Johnson

east orange, nj

Natasha Yashar

Beverly Hills, CA

Lucas Agro

Stoney creek, ON

Odelia Lee

Toronto, ON

Lisa Yang

Montreal, QC

Laurie Pham

Jersey City, NJ

Emma Kearney

Chicago, Illinois

Samuel Kozhebrodsky

staten island, NY

Alyssa Petz

Chicago, IL

Theresa Zhu

Flushing, NY

Alexandra de la Cruz

New York, NY

Becky Wong

New York, New York

Kimberly Micallef

Balzan, Balzan

Kiran Carpenter

Miami, FL

Rebecca Li

Toronto, Ontario

Rae Anderson

Menlo Park, CA

William Ellison

Oxford, Pennsylvania