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Mentor

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 very helpful and really gave me great feedback and went through the process with me. I could ask her anything and she always gave me extra resources to read if I wanted to learn more."

- Rebecka F, UI Design

"She's great ! best mentor! Thank you DesignLab!"

- João D, UX: Interaction Design

"Maria is a wealth of knowledge! She knows exactly what she’s talking about and has the ability to teach and break down concepts really well! She understands that every student is different and always ensures you not to compare yourself with other people. I always enjoy my session with her; she really is in it for the students. Helpful, creative, and supportive. You’ll walk away confident in your ability after this class!"

- Vanvisa M, Design 101

"Maria is super great. If you could choose your mentor I’d 100% recommend her."

- Aaron C, Design 101

"Maria has been a huge help and very clear and thorough with her feedback. I've really appreciated everything she's done and she's gone above and beyond to help me with the design process and how it relates to the work I do. She was always eager to give advice and great feedback. Thank you very much, Maria."

- Richard M, Design 101

"Maria was helpful and provided extra resources to help supplement the course material. She also answer any questions I had"

- Jing Z, Design 101 v1

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

- Sultana N, 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 H, 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 D, Design 101 v1

"Always showed dynamism, always answered my questions."

- Patrick L, UX Research & Strategy

Past Students

Vanvisa M.

Design 101

 

Ariane A.

Design 101

 

Joshua L.

UX: Interaction Design

 

Ryan G.

Branding

 

Savannah C.

Design 101

Fishers, IN

Nataliya K.

Design 101

Boynton Beach, Florida

Rebecka F.

UI Design

 

João D.

UX: Interaction Design

Valinhos, São Paulo

Krista V.

UI Design

 

Hernando F.

Design 101

 

Sara S.

Design 101

 

Julie J.

UX: Interaction Design

 

Don B.

UX: Interaction Design

 

Kristan W.

UX: Interaction Design

 

Whitney M.

Design 101

Austin, TX

Kerri G.

Design 101

Madison, Wi

Max Z.

Design 101

 

Thalia G.

Design 101

Jersey City, NJ

Aaron C.

Design 101

South Weymouth, MA

Natalie Z.

Design 101

 

Henry R.

Design 101

 

Priscilla Y.

Design 101

Sunnyside, NY

Brittany M.

Design 101

 

Kate S.

Branding

 

Kyle F.

Branding

 

Robera E.

Design 101

 

Stephanie .

Design 101

 

Samiksha P.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Richard M.

Design 101

 

Kerri B.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Di H.

UX Research & Strategy

San Marino, CALIFORNIA

Dave F.

Design 101

 

Siman A.

Design 101

Madison, WI

Paulina S.

Design 101

 

Diana A.

Design 101

Camarillo, CA

Jessica B.

Design 101

 

Jonathan O.

Design 101

 

Steven F.

Design 101

Oakland, CA

Joel S.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Megan H.

Design 101

 

Hope N.

Design 101 v1

 

Jing Z.

Design 101 v1

Brooklyn, New York

Kateryna K.

Design 101 v1

Brooklyn, NY

Kelsey G.

Design 101 v1

 

Emily I.

Design 101 v1

PALO ALTO, CA

Lina S.

Design 101 v1

Leander, Texas

Michelle L.

Design 101

Boulder, CO

Melissa W.

Design 101 v1

 

HM

Design 101 v1

 

Katie B.

Design 101

Seattle, WA

Francesca B.

Design 101 v1

 

Brittney S.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Ryan F.

Design 101 v1

 

Juan S.

Design 101 v1

Brighton, Ma

Sarah K.

Design 101

 

Dorothy .

Design 101 v1

Buford, GA

Diana R.

Design 101 v1

 

Sarah M.

Design 101 v1

 

Yumi M.

Design 101 v1

San Francisco, CA

Andrew D.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Kody M.

Design 101 v1

 

koen l.

Design 101 v1

 

Mira M.

Design 101 v1

 

Amber O.

UX Research & Strategy

Washington, DC

Benita L.

Design 101 v1

Millbrae, CA

Jenny T.

Design 101 v1

 

Jenny J.

Design 101

 

tony l.

Design 101 v1

 

John K.

Design 101 v1

 

Robbie K.

Design 101 v1

 

Grace M.

Design 101 v1

DURHAM, NC

Lily Y.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Ryan M.

Design 101 v1

 

Marwan (.

Design 101 v1

 

Lucas O.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Hanna F.

Design 101 v1

 

Abner M.

Design 101 v1

 

Denise W.

Design 101 v1

 

Laura C.

Design 101 v1

Boston, MA

Maythana P.

Design 101 v1

Columbia, MD

Tim M.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Aaron T.

Design 101 v1

 

Meghedi F.

Design 101 v1

Glendale, Ca

Sneha S.

Design 101 v1

 

Claire M.

Design 101 v1

 

Kevin T.

Design 101 v1

 

Kelsea .

Design 101 v1

 

Zari R.

Design 101 v1

 

Jamie I.

Design 101 v1

 

Hadas F.

Design 101 v1

 

Khrizia V.

Design 101 v1

San Francisco, CA

Iris W.

Design 101 v1

Austin, TX

shawna p.

Design 101 v1

 

Maggie M.

Design 101 v1

 

Elizabeth D.

Design 101 v1

 

Felipe T.

Design 101 v1

Daly city, California

Isaac L.

Design 101 v1

 

Phil K.

Design 101 v1

 

Rachel L.

UI Design

Palo Alto, CA

Peter L.

Design 101 v1

San Rafael, Ca.

Jonathan C.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Tabitha S.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Josh S.

UI Design

San Francisco, CA

Corey S.

UI Design

 

Laura S.

UX: Interaction Design

Astoria, NY

Morgan B.

Design 101 v1

Franklin, Tennessee

Kenneth .

UX Research & Strategy

 

Sasha F.

Design 101 v1

 

Andrew P.

Design 101 v1

 

Aaliyah .

Design 101 v1

 

Beth S.

Design 101 v1

 

Jason C.

UI Design

 

Jessica C.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Stephanie H.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Danaca B.

Design 101 v1

 

Natalie W.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Claudette Y.

Design 101 v1

 

Evie P.

Design 101 v1

 

Steven R.

Branding

 

Masaki S.

Design 101 v1

 

andrew s.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Gabriel W.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Melanie G.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Marco R.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Karly N.

UI Design

 

Rebecca P.

Design 101 v1

Minnetonka, Minnesota(MN)

Paula G.

Design 101 v1

 

Shay M.

Design 101 v1

 

Kanika G.

Design 101 v1

Tempe, AZ

David H.

UI Design

 

Heather J.

Design 101 v1

 

Sam S.

Design 101 v1

 

Veliko M.

Design 101 v1

 

Ryan A.

Design 101 v1

 

Rohit P.

Design 101 v1

 

Angel B.

Design 101 v1

Sarasota, FL

Georgia .

Design 101 v1

 

Talia D.

Design 101 v1

 

Rachel L.

Design 101 v1

Palo Alto, CA

Arlen M.

Design 101 v1

 

Jonathan S.

Branding

 

Marc P.

Design 101 v1

 

Sarah B.

Design 101 v1

 

Lilby D.

Design 101 v1

Wauwatosa, WI

Diana D.

Branding

 

Ellen K.

Branding

 

Judy .

Design 101 v1

 

None

Design 101 v1

 

lauren m.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Margaret G.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Matthew D.

Design 101 v1

 

Patty M.

Design 101 v1

 

Melissa W.

Design 101 v1

 

Timothy M.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Christin C.

UX Research & Strategy

San Francisco, CA

Eliza T.

UX: Interaction Design

 

Chanelle D.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Matt H.

Design 101 v1

Denton, TX

Monomita D.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Tealeda N.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Victoria D.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Tommy S.

Branding

 

Nicole D.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Kurt S.

Branding

 

Brennan S.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Elizabeth D.

Branding

 

Jess M.

UX Research & Strategy

Washington, DC

Luke D.

Branding

Valley Stream, NY

Alex C.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Stephanie F.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Luki G.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Yang Y.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Matt K.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Shea M.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Michelle H.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Kevin C.

Design 101 v1

Springfield, VA

Andre J.

UX Research & Strategy

east orange, nj

Umar B.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Yahzmine R.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Natasha .

Design 101 v1

Beverly Hills, CA

Shirley Y.

Design 101 v1

 

Lucas A.

Design 101 v1

Stoney creek, ON

Odelia .

Design 101 v1

Toronto, ON

Allison P.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Lisa Y.

Design 101 v1

Montreal, QC

Misa Y.

UX Research & Strategy

 

mandeep s.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Laurie P.

Design 101 v1

Jersey City, NJ

Sultana N.

Design 101 v1

 

Kevin C.

Design 101 v1

 

Sylas S.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Mary J.

Design 101 v1

 

Leah L.

Design 101 v1

Orlando, Florida

Kassie Z.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Emily Y.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Madeline B.

Design 101 v1

 

Frantzie .

UX Research & Strategy

 

Lydia B.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Esther N.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Proud C.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Kyle G.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Liz R.

Design 101 v1

 

Sarah C.

Design 101 v1

 

Matt L.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Ryan G.

Design 101 v1

 

Karyn S.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Chris L.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Juliette V.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Linus H.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Kate G.

Design 101 v1

 

Susan H.

Design 101 v1

 

Matthew D.

Design 101 v1

 

Lina A.

Design 101 v1

 

Ryan L.

Design 101 v1

 

Shimeng W.

Design 101 v1

 

Michele A.

Design 101 v1

 

Michael .

Design 101 v1

 

Emma K.

UX: Interaction Design

Chicago, Illinois

Samuel K.

Design 101 v1

staten island, NY

Chad C.

UX: Interaction Design

 

Aditi P.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Alyssa P.

UX: Interaction Design

Chicago, IL

Chui T.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Michael H.

UX: Interaction Design

 

Kellen .

Design 101 v1

 

Theresa Z.

Design 101 v1

Flushing, NY

Patrick L.

UX: Interaction Design

Miami, FL

Alexandra d.

UX Research & Strategy

New York, NY

Becky W.

UX Research & Strategy

New York, New York

Kimberly M.

UX Research & Strategy

Balzan, Balzan

Angela C.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Kiran .

UX Research & Strategy

Miami, FL

Rebecca L.

UX: Interaction Design

Toronto, Ontario

Rae A.

Design 101 v1

Menlo Park, CA

William E.

Design 101 v1

Oxford, Pennsylvania