Maria Tina Beddia was born and raised on the green grasses of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA in Printmaking from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 2007.
Currently based in Philadelphia, Maria spends her days at her studio designing, illustrating, and teaching hand lettering at the University of the Arts. Her dogs Bruce and Willie like to watch her create and find any crumbs she drops under her desk.
Her personal illustration style is young, playful, and colorful which lends itself to the child's imaginative spirit. She has always been inspired by Dr. Seuss.