Ladies, Wine & Design Vienna
- Vienna / MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Forward Stage
Maria Lechner is an art director and designer based in Vienna, Austria. She studied MultiMediaArt at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and University of the Arts Bremen. In her studies she had the opportunity to learn a semester from one of the best designers, Stefan Sagmeister.
Since graduating she has been working as an art director for several publishing houses in Vienna as well as carrying on with her own work. She has worked on projects for Falstaff, EVVA, durst, MANZ and City of Vienna among others – mainly in the field of visual identity, editorial design, web design and UX/UI.
In 2016 she started Ladies, Wine & Design — Vienna as a side project, with the aim to give skills and experience back to the community and make a meaningful difference. Through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, and creative meet-ups she wants to empower woman in the creative industry.
Besides all she is also working as a professor at die Graphische and is a member of typografische gesellschaft austria and design austria.