A DESIGNER THAT CARES
ABOUT YOU & YOUR STORY
Oh hey there, I'm May!
Welcome to May Ortiz Designs, a studio comitted to design brand identities for entrepreneurs who are ready to take their brand and online presence to the next level. Through thoughtful and innovative design, I make sure that your brand authentically represents you and your vision. Together, we’ll dive deeply within your business to build a brand identity rooted in your core values that communicates who you are, what you do and what sets you apart from other businesses.
WHO I AM
In case you haven't been able to tell by my company's name, my name is May Ortiz and I'm the creative mind behind May Ortiz Designs or MOD. I'm so happy you made your way onto my little corner of the internet. I suspect that if you landed on this page it's because you want to get to know more about your *fingers crossed* future designer, so here we go! I was born in Quito, Ecuador but moved to Northern, VA when was 4 years old for my dad's job. I've been fortunate enough to call NOVA home for the last 22 years of my life, and I honestly wouldn't have it any other way. I mean come on, there's something for everyone here and on top of that we get to experience all four seasons!
I have a background in graphic design from Liberty University & Sessions College for Professional Design although I guess you could say my love for digital design began many many years ago when Myspace was king of the web and Facebook didn't exist. I spent countless hours designing custom layouts for my first business venture ever which went by the name Love Bundle Layouts - a website featuring custom coding for a customized Myspace expereience. I think I made all of $20 off of my layouts in the 2 years that I ran the account, but they were the best $20.00 ever earned because I truly LOVED what I was doing. I eventually moved on from my cringe-worthy Myspace phase and didn't spend a lot of time online throughout my late teens.
My passion for design kind of died-off as I became busy leading a typical teenage life but the passion was rekindled in my early 20s when I realized how happy making art made me so here I am!
Nowadays if I'm not working my 9-5 job in marketing or working for MOD, you can find me snuggled up next to my fiancé Austin in our cozy little apartment devouring bowls and bowls of popcorn with peanut butter M&M's & watching horror movies on Netflix or rewatching old episodes of Lost, The OC, or One Tree Hill.
During our days off, Austin and I like to spend our time antiquing, exploring new towns, hanging out with friends, hiking and eating good food.
- May Ortiz
ABOUT THE STUDIO
May Ortiz Designs is a small one-person run studio based in Northern, VA. I began MOD Studio in 2016 and only took on a handful of clients for graphic design projects. Since then, I’ve expanded my services to include web design & branding, photography, social media marketing and more, I've also been fortunate enough to work with clients around the world.
I am a firm believer that every good brand begins with a great designer. In a world where there are hundreds of businesses offering the same service, you need yours to stand out from the rest and that’s where I come in. I take a modern and simplistic approach inspired by strong typography, feminine details, and minimalism to build your brand. I have a unique ability to take what a client envisions and putting it into fruition by genuinely listening to them about their business story, their dreams for their brand, and adhering to their business goals.