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HELLO 👋🏽 I’M MAYRA.

Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, MA, MFA

I’m a creative strategist, cyberpsychologist, behavioral designer, and avid writer with varied interests and capabilities.

My background consists of nearly 30 years of integrative digital strategy, product and graphic design, content strategy and design, web project management, appdev, and marketing technology experience.

Of interest

  • Self publishing: Currently, I’m leveraging my communications design expertise and love for writing to launch a number of self publishing projects
  • My project brands: I’m also founder of these passion projects and brands, which occupy my creative time outside of work and family 🙏

Things to know

  • I love to read (nonfiction 📚🙌🏼)
  • I’ve lived in 5 countries & speak 4 languages 🌍
  • I’m a pasta & bread addict (🍝🍞😩 sigh!)
  • I want to learn photography 📸
  • Rainy-gray days are the very best 🌧️🤍

Education

  • PhD, Media Psychology in progress
    Fielding Graduate University
  • MA, Media Psychology
    Fielding Graduate University
  • MFA, Illustration
    Academy of Art University
  • BS, Business Administration
    Strayer University

Capabilities & Interests

Psychology, Media & Technology

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Cyberpsychologist

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Media Psychologist

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Positive Technologist

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DIGITAL POLITICS

Cyberpsychology

Exploring interactions between humans and computational machines helps us understand the impacts to the human mind and its wellbeing.

See what I mean

Media Psychology

Applying psychological science to the interaction between people and all forms of media technologies reveals a lot about how mediated technologies influence our behavior.

More about this

Positive Technology

Studying and designing human-computer interactions with a benevolent focus on happiness, empathy, and human resilience is at the very root of what ethical technology is all about.

An important topic

Digital Politics

Analyzing the psychological roots and communication technologies influencing partisan behavior, motivated reasoning, and other dimensions of digital politics is essential to understand our radically-transforming political world.

Not yet ready; still working on this

Neuro Design & Creative

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NEUROAESTHETICS & SEMIOTICS

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CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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ILLUSTRATOR & VISUAL ARTIST

Neuroaesthetics & Semiotics

I design persuasive experiences by leveraging facets from psychological aesthetics, neuroscience, and human evolution.

Creative Technology

Enhancing human-centeredness to create better digital experiences is what I do (and have done for nearly three decades).

Graphic Designer

I’m a producer of strong visual communications that simplify the presentation of information in a relevant and meaningful way.

Illustrator & Visual Artist

I simply just love to draw and paint, mostly for myself … but perhaps one day for children’s books, which has been a lifelong aspiration.