“Hallmark Augmented Reality Card” By Maria Balandra Ruiz
Maria Fernanda Balandra was born in Puebla, Mexico a beautiful colonial valley surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. She came to study to Texas in 2008, and recently moved to San Marcos to complete her studies. The mix of cultures are a great inspiration in her work, and it helps her to add spice and versatility to all her designs.
Balandra is an Arab name that represents a small one sail boat. For Maria a boat represents future and looking forward like the wind that propels the sails. Design is what pushes her forward and it is what makes her go.