Having received her Masters of Fine Art in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016. Maria has reopened the doors of her studio originally founded in 2012 in Guadalajara MX and is now based in Connecticut, USA. The studio focuses on design in areas such as furniture, textiles, lighting, tableware and cookware. Working side by side with our clients, we connect with their consumers through a mutual understanding of shapes, material and process. The results are straightforward objects thoughtfully designed pairing form and function that reflect the soul of the brand and homes in which they dwell.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Owner Designer

    • Maria Camarena Studio
    • Oct 2012 - Present (5 years 1 month)
  • Executive Committee

    • Y4PT
    • Oct 2008 - Dec 2012 (4 years 2 months)

    Belgium-based int'l youth-led pro-public-transport NGO supported by the UITP and sponsored by Daimler and INIT.

  • Design Manager

    • Creativos en Carpinteria
    • Aug 2011 - Oct 2012 (1 year 2 months)
  • Production Manager

    • Creativos en Carpinteria
    • Jan 2011 - Aug 2011 (7 months)


  • Rhode Island School of Design

    • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Furniture Design and Manufacturing
    • 2013 - 2016
  • Universidad de Guadalajara

    • Bachelor's degree Industrial and Product Design
    • 2003 - 2008



Five Finalist, Battery Park Competition, Drow up a Chair. 2013 Graduated with honors 2009