Maria Montes is an independent lettering designer and illustrator specializing in branding assets and calligraphy education. Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Montes moved to Australia in 2006, where she currently resides. Her multidisciplinary practice expands across brand identity, packaging illustration, fashion, art, and culture. Montes’ creative practice is guided by the principles of never stopping learning, sharing knowledge, and creating emotion through her work. Montes has been teaching calligraphy independently since 2014.