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I am a versatile creative professional with a proficiency in conveying ideas. My experience as both a Senior Designer and Professional Photographer has equipped me with the expertise to craft compelling visuals and materials that effectively communicate a message.

The seamless integration of skills from both professions allows me to provide a unique perspective, delivering comprehensive solutions to visual communication challenges. Thriving in collaborative environments, I work effectively with teams to create visually appealing and informative materials that successfully convey ideas.




Professional Photographer | 2011-Present
Maia Kennedy Photography (Portfolio)

Specializes in capturing impactful moments that play a pivotal role in documenting a diverse array of events. Proficient in the art of storytelling through visuals with a portfolio showcasing compelling narratives from ceremonies, entertainment, sports, and more. Establishes rapport with clients to ensure personalized attention and fulfillment of specific requirements.

  • Proficient in using post-processing software, including Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, for photo editing and color correction to strengthen visual impact.

  •  Experienced in collaborating with multiple teams and leveraging team dynamics in order to enhance ideas, solve problems, and ensure deadlines are met. 

  • Efficiently researches and gathers information for metadata and reporting.

  • Organizes and maintains a well-structured history of digital files for quick access and streamlined workflows. 

  • Collaborates with different entities including for-profit businesses and charitable organizations, as well as small town departments and large state departments. Adapting to the unique requirements of each client, consistently delivering work that exceeds expectations.

Senior Designer | 2011-2023
Pimsleur Language Programs (Simon & Schuster Audio, CBS/Paramount)

Accomplished creative professional with a proven history of delivering visually compelling and impactful compositions. Responsible for developing print and digital collateral as part of the product as well as to disseminate information and promote the brand. Recognized for collaborative approach in leveraging team dynamics to enhance ideas and effectively solve problems. 

  • Planned, developed, designed, and edited informational materials for both print and online (inc. packaging, booklets, guides, flyers, forms, catalogs, posters, brochures, charts, and other media) with copy using multiple languages, often including non-roman alphabets

  • Successfully redesigned and rebranded the entire program package line twice. The refreshed visual identity expanded the company's reach to a broader audience, contributing to a more dynamic and market-responsive brand presence.

  • Produced impactful designs for the company website and promotions, resulting in an increase in audience engagement and sales. Successfully adapted design strategies to align with the company's evolving marketing direction.

  • Conceptualized, designed, and wrote captivating content for social media and blog posts, resulting in an increase in engagement and expansion of follower acquisition.

  • Collaborated cross-functionally to update creatives and content on the website, contributing to an improvement in user engagement and growth in online conversions.

  • Designed, as well as managed and maintained both B2C and B2B pages on the company website using a Content Management System (CMS) tool.




Lead Photographer, Photo Crew Manager, Social Media & Website Designer, Committee Member | 2014-Present

Military Friends Foundation (501c3)

  • Collaborates with Military Friends Foundation to plan and execute the annual Tough Ruck marathon and charity event, produced in partnership with the Boston Athletic and Boston Marathon Associations.

  • Contributes photography expertise, capturing important moments at all events to chronicle and strengthen the organization's visual narrative.

  • Facilitates communication and coordination with external photographers, orchestrating a skilled photo crew to enhance a comprehensive documentation of the event.

  • Works independently to strategically plan and create graphic designs and write posts tailored to engage specific audiences on social media platforms (Facebook & Instagram).

  • Analyzes public reactions to media posts and plans changes to improve understanding.

  • Assists with event planning for Tough Ruck and other events organized by Military Friends Foundation.

  • Designs & manages websites for both Tough Ruck & Military Friends, ensuring cohesive and impactful online presence.

Maintains contact and photographs events for other notable charities including:

  • Boston Police Gaelic Column

  • Boston Bruins Foundation

  • Hero’s Cup Foundation

  • One Hundred Club

  • Runway for Recovery

  • South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, South Boston St Patrick’s Day Parade

  • USS Constitution 1812 Marine Guard

  • USS Massachusetts SSN-798 (Commissioning Committee)




Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop) & Microsoft Office

Familiarity with Boxshot, Canva, Figma, & Keynote


Print & Digital Graphic Design (Marketing, Packaging, Social Media, & Websites), Photography, and Writing


Aviation (including Air to Air), Ceremonies, Concerts, Events, Portraits, Public Affairs, Sports, and more



Adaptability, Collaboration, Effective Communication, Problem-Solving, Receptiveness to Feedback




Emerson College, Bachelor of Science

Emerson College, Website Design Certificate

Parsons School of Design, Graphic Design Certificate

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