Hi there and welcome!
My name is Maria, and I am currently turning wheels at Product Mind. Yes, most likely at this very moment.
I build new mobile apps by day, and am an insomniac plotting new ideas and solutions by night. I spend most of my hours building meaningful connections with my clients, studying user behavior, gathering soon-to-be very valuable data, and playing chess with roadmaps and project plans. Sounds fun? I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I do it because Product is my passion. I reside in sunny California and take my work as I do my travel – globally.
Before Product Mind, I founded two startups: L’Esthete and Blue Gangster.
L’Esthete was an online magazine/community created for people who seek products and services that present exceptional aesthetics and uncompromising performance. The platform was built from scratch and got acquired by a small publishing company right after it was launched.
Blue Gangster is a fashion accessories line for women (and men) in business. It is still my hobby project that lets me exercise some of my artistic impulses when I’m not too busy building software. Blue Gangster items are sold through selected retailers.
I also founded Marie Lumiere, a company specialized in Branding, Marketing, and Web and Mobile Apps Development. My role mostly revolved around Product, more particularly: user and market research, concept-to-design, product design, project planning, collaboration with graphic designers, communication with dev teams (SCRUM), communication with clients, successful launch and further growth of the products. Marie Lumiere celebrated its 6th year in July 2018.
I have worked with small businesses and entrepreneurs from all walks of life. Helping brilliant minds create beautiful and easy to use products is what makes my Monday mornings exciting.
Here are some of the great products I have worked on:
If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to reach out. Who knows, maybe you’ve just found a perfect partner in crime.