Maria fell in love with art as a child, with a dream of becoming a painter. After earning a fine arts degree at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she started painting murals for select clients. Eventually, she traded in her paints for a snazzy, state of the art computer and shifted her focus to graphic design.
Maria started reading voraciously and founded Steamy Reads Blog where she used her skills to showcase her favorite books and authors. It was then that she got the idea of combining her two passions, and Steamy Designs was the result.