CONTACT

mayacfriedman@gmail.com



Maya Friedman is a conceptual art director and digital product designer who designs solutions for unmet needs in the women’s health and sex space. She founded and is currently working on The Period Project, an ongoing design and data collection effort aimed at improving menstruation and Type 1 diabetes, funded by the non-profit, Tidepool and Amazon. She is equal parts business and creative and her claim to fame is getting a room full of cis-men comfortable talking about periods at work, as they should be.  

Her creative experience spans sound and visuals, physical and digital, conceptual and clinical, allowing her a wide range of collaborators including animators, gynecologists, digital product designers, musicians, endocrinologist, producers, developers, sound designers, creative technologists, product managers, sex workers, sex educators and museum curators. She thrives leading a team of mismatched creatives to design for topics such as menstrual health, body literacy and sexual pleasure.


EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

SR. PRODUCT DESIGNER
Tidepool, June 2021 - Present

FOUNDER & DESIGN LEAD
Tidepool Period Project, June 2021 - Present

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Allbodies, June 2021 - February 2022

DESIGN ASSOCIATE
Near Future Laboratory, Summer 2019

GRADUATE STUDENT
ArtCenter College of Design, Aug 2018 - May 2021

SR. DESIGN STRATEGIST
Made Music Studios, Feb 2015 - May 2018

DESIGN APPRENTICE
Cooper Hewitt Museum, Feb 2016 - Dec 2016

FREELANCE WRITER
Time Out New York, Aug 2010 - Sept 2014
EXHIBITIONS & PRESS

Femtech World
Tidepool announces inagural Period Project Advisory Council

Femtech Insider
AWS Gives Financial Support for the Period Project

MedPage
Op-Ed: Let's Stop Equating Female and Male Bodies

Fast Company
Hospital Sound Design Can Be Deadly

Cooper Hewitt Press
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision

Self-Published
The Seduction of Intimate Machines

Hyperallergic
A Zine Fair to Tackle Tech’s Diversity Problem  

Time Out New York
Artist Spotlight, Dead Can Dance

Time Out New York

Artist Spotlight, Father John Misty

THE PERIOD PROJECT
FOUNDER & PRODUCT DESIGN LEAD
TIDEPOOL ILLUSTRATIONS
ART DIRECTION
ALLBODIES DIGITAL
PRODUCT DESIGN & ART DIRECTION
ALLBODIES SOCIAL
ART DIRECTION, COPY & DESIGN


TIDEPOOL LOOP [COMING SOON]
LEAD PRODUCT DESIGNER
COOPER HEWITT INSTALLS
SOUND EXHIBITION DESIGNER
BROKEN HALO MANAGEMENT
IDENTITY & CREATIVE DIRECTION
PARAMOUNT & OTHERS [COMING SOON]
SONIC BRANDING


TOXIC LOVE
CREATIVE DIRECTION & DESIGN
MOUSSE PHOTO ESSSAY
CONCEPT, ART DIRECTION & DESIGN