Hi! I’m Emily Maita, a graphic designer specializing in y-o-u.
I have a passion for all things design, and strongly believe that good design = good business.
I have been in the graphic design industry for 9 years with over 3,000 print & digital advertisements under my belt, and more than 200 logos for businesses of all sizes. I also worked as a Custom Production Designer at Shutterfly for 6 years before heading out on my own.
Sugar Pine Design is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, but I design for individuals and businesses all over the world.
I received a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with concentrations in Design Studies and Business from Arizona State University. I originally headed to college to pursue a career in interior design, but found that my true love for design shifted towards the graphic department, and there I stayed.
10 things about me
I was born in Berkeley, California, and am proud to call the Bay Area my original home (Go Giants!)
I can play the trumpet, guitar, and drums (sort of)
My favorite movie is a close tie between Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, and Jurassic Park
A few of my favorite bands include The Grateful Dead, Cream, and The Rolling Stones
I have a horse named Warrior
Favorite show = Curb Your Enthusiasm
I have climbed Half Dome in Yosemite National Park
On the weekends, you can find me at Undertow
I have three older brothers
I think about puppies at least twenty times a day
THE SUGAR PINE STORY
The Little Red Cabin
Nestled on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, California sits a little red cabin that my grandparents, Del & Agnes Kay, purchased in 1966. I have spent every summer (and some winters as you can see) of my existence at this pint-sized cabin in the woods. Surrounded by sugar pine trees, our little family cabin has always been a place of comfort and inspiration. It seemed fitting to name my business Sugar Pine Design - a place for my clients to also feel comfortable and inspired.