Who is Maddy?
Hey, what's up! I'm Maddisyn aka Maddy a photographer, designer, and doodler based in southern Arizona. I love good food, a good story, and going on road trips. Most days you can find me at my desk working on various design projects, editing photos, or painting with watercolor.
Over the last three years I've spent my evenings working as a news page designer for various publications across the U.S. In 2017 my eyes demanded a break from the glare of computer screens, so I started hiking, doodling and teaching myself watercolor painting, and digital illustration. Recently reading blogs has reminded me of my love of photography, and I've slowly gotten into taking lifestyle photos that strive to tell a story and celebrate everyday life.
In my life I'm mostly known for being a little strange and very brave for moving cross country with no job and no place to live. It wasn't the smartest move I've made, but I'll always be glad I took that chance and I know I did the best I could with what I had to work with. Less than a year later I made another crazy 1,000 mile move to Texas with 3 weeks to pack up my apartment... This time I had a job, and everyone was much happier about it.
When I'm not working on lifestyle photos or design work you can find me in the gym lifting weights, painting, hiking, planning projects, or cooking. When I need to get out of town I like to take day trips to another city. One of my favorite things to do is to take myself out to eat (Ramen places are the best), movies, and wander around botanical gardens. On the days when I'm not up for an adventure I like to read or snuggle up on the couch with good food, and binge watch my latest anime or cartoon obsessions.
About the journal
What's up Maddy is a journal with a focus on creativity, everyday life, and adventures. My overall goal is to provide a welcoming place to relax while encouraging you to find ways to make each day a little more adventurous. On the journal you can read about wellbeing, tips & encouragement, travel guides, cooking for two, and more. I also cover my latest obsessions, and work in progress pieces on in the studio.