Maria Carluccio's career in graphic design began after she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. She has had side careers as a textile designer, editorial illustrator, children's book author, and product designer, each of which has left its influence on her art. Maria draws her inspiration from nature, the random objects she collects, and her pets and their habits. Maria's collages have a vintage appeal thanks to the range of papers and trims she chooses, but she always adds a fresh sophisticated edge to her work.