25 years design industry experience

Dispirito Design is led by Maria Dispirito, a graphic designer, communications practitioner and design lecturer with over 25 years design industry experience.

Maria manages the Dispirito Design studio with a passion and focus forged from a love of design and helping solve problems. Maria is your point of contact on projects and works with carefully chosen creative talents on a project to project basis to provide all the creative services found at larger agencies – without the high costs.

Dispirito Design History

Dispirito Design celebrates 15th year anniversary

Dispirito Design moved to the Lincolnshire Wolds 
The design studio is located on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Working with both existing and new clients on a variety of design projects from both Southern and Northern regions.

Dispirito Design celebrates 10th year anniversary

Maria Dispirito celebrates 20 year of creating design

Dispirito Design moved to Cheltenham, Cotswolds 
Continuing to work with existing clients and expanding into central England.

Dispirito Design moved to Monmouthshire, Wales
Continuing to work with existing clients across the South West of England and expanding into Wales with the growth of Cultural Tourism in Wales. Winning the tender for a 3 year project showcasing the Wye Valley.

Dispirito Design founded in Bath, Bath & North East Somerset 
Working with clients in the South West of England, London Oxford and Wales Dispirito Design built a reputation for creating spirited design solutions. Winning the tender for the Bath Festivals Trust event brochures.

Prior to setting up Dispirito Design in 2003

1999 – 2002
Senior Graphic Designer, The Junction, Bath
Maria relocated to Bath in 1999 to accept a Senior designer position with design and communications studio The Junction, where her designs won new business such as the redesign of the South West Arts logo and event brochures for Bath Festivals.

1998 – 1999
Team Leader / Senior Graphic Designer, Marketing & Creative Services Dept. Freemans PLC, London
Management of Special Projects Team’s five designers. Extensive time sensitive design projects undertaken including: branding, magazines, newsletter and marketing literature.

1995 – 1998
Graphic Designer, Sharpedge Design Ltd, London
Maria’s design career began in a London where she created exciting designs for a range of projects including rebranding Marylebone Village.

1992 – 1994
Branch Manager, Davy & Company Ltd, London
Wine buyer, warehouse manager and creation and delivery of wine tasting events.

Graphic Designer, Graca Abreu Design, London & Lisbon
Freelance designer based in London and Lisbon on a project to design the corporate brochure for Portuguese wine company Sogrape.

Graphic Design Lecturing

Eager to share her experience with new designers Maria lectures on Graphic Design at Higher and Further Education Colleges and Universities alongside running the Dispirito Design studio.

2016 – 2017
Lincoln University – Lecturer on the Graphic Design Degree course

2014 – 16
Bristol Art School – Lecturer on the Art Foundation course
South Gloucestershire & Stroud College – Lecturer on the Graphic Design Degree course

2003 – 2004
Bath Spa University –  Lecturer on the Graphic Design Degree course


1994 – 1995
Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism
London College of Communications

1989 – 1992
First Class: BA Hons Graphic Design Degree
London College of Communications

1988 – 1989
Distinction: Foundation Studies in Art and Design
London College of Communications