Maura Worch is a Graphic Designer based out of Ocean Springs on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. She graduated from Mississippi State’s Art Program with an BFA in Graphic Design in 2015, and has been working with a focus in illustration and branding since. Maura currently works as a print designer for the MGM Resort Beau Rivage.

Favorite Podcast: A Piece of Work with Abbi Jacobsen
Best Color: Yellow
Favorite Artists: Van Gogh, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Mattise
Currently Reading: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Design Inspiration: Jessica Hische, Draplin, DKNG
Ideal Meal: Big glass of red wine and a pizza with french fries on top (trust me, you'll love it)



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Mississippi State University
Shackouls Honors College

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a
Concentration in Graphic Design

Study Abroad Italy 2014

Skills and Software

Microsoft Office
Public Relations
Google Analytics


Advertising Federation of the Gulf Coast
Board Member

New Orleans Member

Local Creatives

References available
upon request


March 2016 – present
MGM Resorts International
Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Biloxi, MS
Create interior and exterior material for the resort such as invitations, signage and any marketing materials.

Graphic Designer/Marketing
July 2015 – present
Hillyer House, Ocean Springs, MS
Analyze and build online and social media presence. Create marketing materials and maintain home decor blog. Coordinate and promote events.  

Freelance Designer
July 2010 – present
Design content for clients in the hospitality and consumer product segments. 

Design Intern
November 2014 present
DPM Fragrance, Starkville, MS
Create designs and candle packaging elements for national retailers such as Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and West Elm. Assist with photoshoot preparation and styling, as well as catalog for company wholesale customers.

Design Intern
December 2014
Snapshot Publishing, Jackson, MS
Assist with layout, paperwork, illustrations and product shots.

Advertising Intern
June August 2013
MGM Resorts International Beau Rivage Resort, Biloxi, MS
Organize paperwork, create multi-media design for marques, as well as interior and exterior printed material such as stanchions and directional signs.

Public Relations and Poster Design
November 2011 – June 2014
Lab Rats Improvisational Troupe, Starkville, MS
Organize publicity events for shows and create posters for to advertise for shows.


Mississippi State Alumni Art Show 2018
ADDY’s Best in Print Award   2017
ADDY’s Direct Mail Award - Gold   2017
ADDY’s Campaign Award - Gold   2017
ADDY’s Logo Design Award - Silver   2016 A
DDY’s Direct Mail Award - Gold   2016
The Streetcar Creative Journal   2015
One Night Only Exhibit   2014
Mississippi State Collegiate Art Show   2014
Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition   2013