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Marae Bio

Rae Ma

I am a freelance graphic designer, photographer, and artist from Portland, Oregon. Currently, I am finishing my BFA in Graphic Design and will be continuing my minor studies in Photography and New Media Communications until fall 2020.

I am a storyteller.
I focus on creating meaningful and efficient designs that convey a narrative to my audience. I love developing brand identity systems, designing products, and publication design.

I don’t take pictures. I preserve the memories and the moments. I make connections and evoke emotions in my work.

I explore the concept of “being in the moment,” the complexity of identities, and love through multiples series of my works. Besides conceptual work, I have also worked as a freelance fashion, editorial and portrait photographer where I’ve traveled around and connected with a community of creatives.

I find comfort in illustration. Whether it’s traditional or digital. A place where imagination can take charge and direct my hand across the page (or screen).

I enjoy a mix of mediums: painting, frame animation, 3D modeling, digital illustration, concept art, and even character design. These various mediums help shape the artist I am, opening myself to new experiences and other mediums that I might enjoy.

Portfolio Website Capstone

3CE Rebrand

3 Concept Eyes


A (fake) rebrand of 3 Concept Eyes (3CE), a South Korean makeup brand, known for their dewy and youthful products. 3CE’s brand is on the concept of having three kinds of attractive eyes. Their brand allowed their customers to feel youthful but also confident in their own skin. The rebrand focused on redefining their brand to convey their message more clearly. It consists of redesigning their brand identity, products and stationery in order to illustrate their image of confidence and youth.

#Illustrator #Photoshop #packaging #identity #logo


Boba Me Up

Boba Me Up

Product Design

Boba Me Up is a social organization that curates bubble tea related content. They work with many bubble tea shops located in Oregon and Washington by hosting promotional events, new store openings, and doing PR events. I was hired by Boba Me Up to design their giveaway item(phone case), stickers, and redesign their highlights for Instagram. Boba Me Up is an all female team who wanted their promotional items and design to evoke a girly but youthful look with their favorite shade of light pink.

#Illustrator #Product design #Digital Marketing