Hey there! I’m Maria Burke, a experience and visual designer currently improving the experience of developers using the IBM Cloud at the IBM Cloud Experience Lab. I’m a problem solver by nature. No matter if I’m working on a website, app, or experience, my favorite part of my job as a UX and visual designer is completely understanding the problem at hand and working with a team to come up with an elegant solution. My love of learning means that some of my favorite projects have involved intensely complex problems that require me to learn about new technologies or processes. My fascination for why people do things (I did get a psychology minor just for fun, after all) means that I love learning why people do or don’t want something, and figuring out how to make any product, service, or experience better for them. I work hard, but I also play hard. When I’m not working, you can find me making a mess in my kitchen (and blogging about it), exploring the world, or simply soaking up the sun on my balcony. I hate the cold, which is why I love living in warm, sunny Austin, Texas! You can follow me on Dribbble, Instagram, and Pinterest, or have a look at my LinkedIn profile. And if you want to chat, feel free to email me!