Hello! I am Maria, simulated reality developer, artist and award-winning game designer based in Brooklyn, New York. I also teach and give talks sometimes. 


I have co-founded Synesthetic Echo, a design micro studio focused on on creating interactive experiences for emerging technology. We recently shipped Bizarre Barber, a VR game about cutting hair after the apocalypse and made an online course about fun real-time workflows in Houdini. Currently we are very into innovative VR design for training and education, procedural art pipelines and synesthetic digital toys.

Want to hire us? Get in touch! (we prefer long-term projects)


I am available for public speaking (remote and in-person) and guest lectures about  Game Design, Virtual Reality, Technical Art for games and interactive experiences. Below are some examples of my recorded talks.

    frequently asked questions about speaking:

Will you require speaker fees?  – Yes, especially if you are a for-profit organization. My fees are very affordable.

Will you require us to cover the travel and accommodation if we want you to participate in our in-person event? – Yes.

Can you find me other speakers to “diversify” my tech panel? – No ♥.

How can we book you? – Send me a message through the form below, with your dates, topics you’d want me to cover and logistics. I read all the messages and respond promptly.




I am most active on Twitter and Linkedin

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