Maxwell Zaleski

Maxwell Zaleski

Leominster, MA, US



A multidisciplinary designer on a humanistic quest to re-enchant the human experience of the world. Competency in marketing campaigns, editorial design, experiential design, web design, and management.



Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, US, Freelance Designer

• Designed the 2021 Annual Report.
• Collaborated with the Deputy Director for Advancement and Administration, Marketing Manager, and Curatorial Department to design 3 flyers, 2 editorial graphics, 5 animations, and 1 postcard mailer
to promote upcoming events at FAM.
• Updated 4 web pages and created 3 new web pages on the FAM website.
• Continued the #MondayMotivation Twitter campaign.

Primary Collaborators: Rebecca Wright, Christian Lopez, Marjorie Rawle, Lauren Szumita, Laura Howick, and the photographer Ruben Natal-San Miguel.

Aug 2021 - current

Atelier Open Arms, Leominster, MA, US, Designer, Self-employed

• Always Open ⊂(◉‿◉)つ Spaces that You Welcome into Your Life.
• Architectural designs that anticipate the needs of inhabitants.

Oct 2020 - current

Maximalist Studio + Maximum Capacity Lab, Leominster, MA, US, Designer, Self-employed

May 2017 - current

Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM), Fitchburg, MA, US, Marketing and Design Intern

• Began a music playlist campaign that offers patrons a new way to engage with FAM.
• Collaborated with the Marketing Manager to kickstart a #MondayMotivation Twitter campaign.
• Created and rendered 6 social media motion graphics using Cinema 4D and Redshift.
• Designed advertising collateral for an intermodal transit center and city bus.
• Designed 2 web pages for the museum website.

Primary Collaborators: Vanessa De Zorzi, Rebecca Wright, Laura Howick, Marjorie Rawle, and Jessie Olson.
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Previously a volunteer graphic designer (April 2021 - May 2021).

May 2021 - Aug 2021

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Newspaper, Amherst, MA, US, Graphics Production Manager

• Managed 4 designers and instructed them on software and principles.
• Designed newspaper front pages, sports story infographics, advertisements for local businesses, social media motion graphics, and skyboxes.
• Worked with 5 advertising clients directly.
• Rebranded the newspaper logo and updated the website typography and graphics.

Primary Collaborators: Amanda Lorenzo, Zahra Fatehi, and Simon Nathans; Devyn Giannetti and Hayley Johnson; Zachary Polak; Caroline O'Connor; Philip Sanzo and Amin Touri; and Serena McMahon.
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Previously the Special Issues Manager (2016 - 2017) and a volunteer Graphics Assistant (2015 - 2016).

May 2017 - May 2019

TEDxAmherst, Amherst, MA, US, Lead Graphic Designer

• Collaborated with 13 students to organize 11 speakers for TEDxAmherst.
• Managed the production of the event website.
• Designed all social media graphics and event merchandise.
• Copywriter for the poster slogans advertising the event. The attendance increased by 400 percent, with 500 people present.

Primary Collaborators: Ruby Ramsay, Dhruv Keyal, Erin Alzapiedi, Monica Mazur, Marlie Atlabachew, and Tiffini Vo.

Oct 2018 - Apr 2019

The American Institute of Architecture Students, UMass Amherst Chapter, Amherst, MA, US, Graphics Coordinator

• Created 25 promotional posters for AIAS chapter events.
• Designed 11 exhibition graphics for the AIAS student work showcase.
• Redesigned the AIAS, UMass Amherst chapter logo.
• Went with five other UMass Amherst AIAS members, to the first-ever International AIAS conference, in Dubai, UAE.

Primary Collaborators: Kevin McManus and Steven Paquette.

Aug 2017 - Mar 2019

Ingrid's Gardens, Fitchburg, MA, US, Estate Gardener

• Worked with a group of 6 gardeners, helping spruce up estate gardens.
• Learned the growing habits of various flora and flower arrangement methodologies.

Primary Collaborator: Ingrid Wheeler

Aug 2016 - Aug 2016


University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, BArch, Bachelors of Science, Architecture

Academic Major GPA: 3.72

Sep 2015 - May 2019

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, Sustainable Community Development, Academic Minor

Academic Minor GPA: 4.00

Courses Taken:
SUSTCOMM 125 - Global Cities and Global Issues
SUSTCOMM 205 - Dynamics of Human Habitation
SUSTCOMM 543 - Landscape Architecture History I
REGIONPL 577 - Urban Policies
LANDARCH 587 - People and the Environment

Sep 2015 - May 2019

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA, US, High School, Dual Enrollment

• Designed and created two board games.
• Created the short film, "Paranoia," to highlight the usefulness of Instagram's Hyperlapse.

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA, US, High School, Dual Enrollment

• Gained knowledge in C++ and game design principles.
• Created a music-based puzzle video game with multiple levels and original artwork.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014


Archiol Sensory Architecture | Shortlisted, Top 20, Award

An essay competition that explored the connections between architecture and sensory perception. The competition had over 1,050 entrants.


Areas of Specialization