Hello and thank you for stopping by!
I’m Maggie and I like to daydream, create cute illustrations, and drink a lot of coffee. I’m based in LA and I am an illustrator, designer, and entrepreneur. This website is a place to share my portfolio and my entrepreneurial pursuits. I thank you for stopping by.
I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley by a single mom. She immigrated from Mexico to follow her dreams and she encouraged me to follow mine. I thank God for the privilege to share my art and hope to inspire people with any talent He has given me.
My creative journey has taken many unexpected twists and turns, but it has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my professional life. As far back as I can remember, art and creating things is what has always brought me the most joy. I always wanted to be an artist but I was told like many people, “You should have a plan B”, “There’s too many people trying to do that.”, “You’ll never make it.”, “You should get a real job just in case.” “There aren’t a lot of jobs in that field.”, etc. The focal point always seemed survival and money and not doing things because they filled your heart or served others. At first I thought maybe I should be a teacher, and I did work as a teacher for a while. I also worked at a school helping children learning English as a second language. I had a myriad of other jobs as well in retail, tourism, customer service and beyond. All along I decided to start a blog early on, and I titled it “Maggie in the Moon”. I like alliteration but also, my mom would always tell me “Andas en la luna”, which means “You’re on the moon” or “You’re spacing out”. Indeed most of the time I am.
I am a daydreamer through and through. I always have been. At first I thought it was just a personality trait. Then later at about age 27, I was diagnosed with Inattentive ADHD. I was saddened at first then later I learned to embrace it. It made me more creative and able to see the world through a unique lens, through a kind of kaleidoscope that was all my own. While in my normal 9-5 jobs I would hide this fact. Trying to survive each day which was sometimes grueling for a person who has trouble focusing and remembering details. I don’t have to hide anything anymore. In fact, one of my missions is sharing my story so that others can find solace in it in knowing there’s hope for us. Later I found out I also had Generalized Anxiety Disorder and mild Depression. It would be hard not to after trying so hard to fit in a box for so long with no support. No one figured out my needs until late into my life but I’m so grateful for the knowledge I’ve gained into my own brain. I’ve learned to hack my own abilities, and maximize my potential, and it’s all okay. We can live with it and it makes us who we are. ADHD and mental health warriors you are welcome here and always in my heart.
I have to share my mental health journey and faith journey because the fact is that the only thing and the only one who has given me freedom, is my faith and God. He is the only one who has granted me the freedom I always wanted. Since I graduated college I’ve had a multitude of jobs, some I loved and and some that I didn’t, but one day I realized God gave me tools to change my life and it was like putting glasses on and having a fresh perspective.
God is the only reason I have been able to do anything I have ever achieved and I have to share that because at the end of the day, He is the only reason I do anything. I’m just here to serve Him and sharing my story and faith journey is a piece of that.
If you’d ever like to know more about my faith journey, my mental health journey, need someone to talk to about God or anything at all, don’t hesitate to reach out. Whether you’re a known friend, acquaintance, or even a random person on the internet, that’s okay, you’re not a stranger, don’t hesitate to reach out!
If you’re interested in more on my story feel free to read the page Being the Light on this website.
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