My full name is Masiel Tejada, but everyone calls me Masi. Both my parents were born in the Dominican Republic, but I was born and raised in New Jersey. My love for all things design emerged when I saw a commercial on TV about a college that offered the course. This commercial compelled me to apply to my local vocational high school with a major in graphic design.

I moved to Philadelphia to attend The Art Institute and have been a resident of the city ever since. During my college education, I fell in love with photography and making handmade books. My part-time job at UBIQ helped me get through college and also started my obsession with sneakers (I currently own over 50 pairs).

I'm currently the Creative Manager at Soundview where I design emails, microsites, online publications, and trade show collateral.