Meet Mari!

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My name is Mariana, or Mari for short, and I couldn’t be more excited to be one the new Social Media Ambassadors at Imagine Media!

I was born in Brazil, but raised in ATL. I’m a city gal at heart, and though I live an hour away from Atlanta, I always try to make it out to ATL to explore the many diverse boroughs in the city and venture into the coffee shops that I still haven’t discovered.

I’m currently a senior at The University of North Georgia studying Information Systems— yes, I know my major has nothing to do with what I want to do in life, but I know it’ll make me a more well-rounded individual after graduation as I pursue a career in content creation and digital media design.

From a very young age, I have always been drawn to the arts. From painting, drawing, and writing, I have always known that this passion of mine for anything and everything creative would be where I would find myself along the journey of life. Fast-forward to my junior year in college, I discovered that having a strong creative vision is a very real thing to which then I downloaded the free trial of Photoshop, and for a week straight, I sat in front of my computer teaching myself everything I could possibly learn in a mere seven days. After the trial ended, I was hooked, and I knew that digital media creation is what I wanted to do.

I’m a very intentional and go-with-the-flow kind of person, so when I’m not in the office, you can find me in a myriad of places doing a variety of different things: from being at home reading a book or having a movie night to exploring the nightlife in the city with my best friends. Whatever feels like the right move, that’s what I’ll be doing.

 We are only a few days into the new year, and my list of things I want to do and places to go are growing each and everyday. Life is a beautiful thing that should never be taken for granted and should always be spent living in the moment and appreciating every second of the moment you’re in.

Story By: Mariana Duarte