I've designed visuals and created content and experiences for
Alta Crystal logoApgar logoBooksILove logoChangepoint logoCore Centric LogoCloudRunner logo
DEJHA logoEMSPRING logoJansen Art Center  logoLive Nation logoMicrosoft logoRachel Bagby logo

I'm a Designer of UX Content, Graphics (including photography)and Software Products. I work in roles with teams building apps, proposals, sites, games, SaaS products...

In addition I'm often helping those businesses and organizations develop better marketing content libraries along the way.‍

It's my job to improve the interactions people have with companies and experiences of all kinds. I develop UX content, product designs, visual design, UX design, marketing design, photography and illustration, conduct research, and help with strategy...all the things.

I've worked mostly in startups and SMBs, but also in large corporations, on a mix of consumer facing and B2B products, in games and entertainment, clean energy, education, business and productivity tech.

When creating content, brand elements, buyer journeys, interaction or visual designs, I advocate for customer and  business goals together, using the "why" for "who" and resulting product principals as a guide.‍

TankZen combines aquarium tank sensors with a connected mobile app, to monitor tank health and save fish, increasing owner satisfaction.

WHAT: Workflow Design, UX and UI Design, Prototyping, Journey Mapping

WHO: TankZen, Inc

RESULT: Flows and design ready for implementation upon hardware design and manufacture completion.

Saas Web App Simplifying Sign-In and Provisioning for Accounting and Human Resource MSPs

WHAT: Workflow Design, UX and UI Design, Prototyping, Journey Mapping

WHO: CloudRunner, LLC

RESULT: Startup was aquired by a cloud hosting company

Fine Art Paintings

WHAT: A Collection of Paintings by Marina Fish

WHO: Art Collectors

RESULT: I'm able to share my joy of painting this way with others through prints and private commissions with collectors

Alta Crystal Resort

WHAT: Advertising and Photography

WHO: Alta Crystal Resort

RESULT: Resort was acquired by a larger hospitality company

Live Nation

WHAT: Digital Promotions Design for Live Nation Partnerships

WHO: Major Brands such as Coke, Mabelline, Dunkin', Bacardi, Forever 21

RESULT: Digital concert, festival and brand promotions are part of Live Nation's partnership strategy. I provide visual design for website and social, showcasing these partnerships with Live Nation, venues and brands.

What leaders say about working with me

Marina was a direct report while working at CloudRunner. The product was brand new and required an immense amount of thought leadership in terms of usability, design approach and look/feel. She was instrumental in our successful product launch which led later to an acquisition. I would love to work with her again.

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John Swidersky

SVP Product/ CloudRunner

Marina has been an invaluable member of our team on several projects ranging from presentation and design to copy writing.  Her creative and artistic abilities are fantastic and have greatly improved our marketing and presentation materials.

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Jon Kirk

CEO / Terra Dynamics

Marina updated and gamified our original app vision with high quality solutions that were smart and beautiful in every detail. She thinks about the user experience and recommends options that work for users and the business. Marina is an absolute pleasure to work with – creative, intelligent and incredibly productive.

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Elizabeth Dimarco

Co-Founder / BooksILove

I have been working with Marina for about three years now. She has been elemental in Mad Meow's growth. She branded my music across social media channels, developed media content, helped me with writing and has supported me in finding my voice and creating an online identity true to who I am. I don't know what Mad Meow Music would do without her.

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Dejha Colantuano

Founder / Mad Meow Music

A bit more...

"The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests."
—Charles Eames

I'm always asking...

The 7 Tenet of UX
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    My #1 super power is listening . My genuine interest and empathic nature allow others to share their authentic selves, and me to advocate for both business and UX.

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    I enjoy writing and condensing ideas and messaging into smaller manageable parts, to help users learn, create product awareness, increase adoption and support it all along the way.

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    All the design things. Visual design with color, layout, photography, illustration, iconography. Type. Hierarchy. Contrast. Readability. All the Adobe products + Figma...oh wait...just all the Adobe products then.